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Are you faced with the situation above? Don’t worry, it is actually very easy to learn how to read Korean words! By learning the alphabets, you will soon be able to read Korean words out loud, even though you may not know the meaning.

Vowels

as in (English) as in (Malay) as in (English) as in (Malay)
a Car Saya ya Yard Saya
eo Song Johore yeo Yonder
o Rome Kopi yo Yoyo Ayo
u School Satu yu You Kayu
eu Say ‘Ooh’ with a smile 🙂 ee Meet Ikan
ae At Epal yae Yanny
e End Boleh ye Yes

Consonants

G/K K GG
N
D/T T DD
R/L
M
B/P P BB
S SS
At beginning: Silent
At end: Ng
J/CH CH JJ
H

 

Special case: , , , , , ㅎ all sounds like ‘T’ when they appear at the end.

For example: 빗 (meaning comb) is pronounced as ‘Bit’ instead of ‘Bis’.

 

After we have all our basic building blocks, let us form some words!