Learn Hangul (Part 1)
This week marks the first video in a brand new series that will teach you Hangul (the Korean alphabet) from the very beginning to the end.
Part 1 introduces Hangul and talks about where it came from, why it's important to learn the alphabet, and the basics of how the alphabet works.
In future lessons, we'll cover all of the rest of the alphabet, including all major sound change rules and plenty of practice along the way.
Stay tuned for more!
10 thoughts on “Learn Hangul (Part 1)”
First time learner. I really like your approach so far and can say I got really excited that my brain said "it sounds like canada, but breathy"
Hi , I love these videos and i have the book korean made simple. I was wondering if its okay to watch these videos along with the books lessons?
Hi Billy! Loving your videos and I’m already getting excited about my little progress so far! This is probably a silly question, however—I understand that this letter ( ㄱ ) is pronounced with a “kg” sound, but what is this letter? Is it a k, or a g? Or neither? I just wanted to be clear on when you talk about these combined sounds, on what the letter is? Thanks!
I have a new beginner course that explains that sound (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx0yyQqkpqo) It's neither "K" nor "G." But it can't be written accurately at all in English, so it's best to learn it by the sound.
ah I see, ok! That's great, I will head over and watch those videos. Thank you for your help!
Hello, so I recently bought your "Korean made simple" book and can I just say that I LOVE it. It helps so much in the knowledge and all just one question. I just started on the Diphthongs and I am quite confused when it comes to writing them in the boxes to help, do the vowel combinations take up one box or multiple ?
The vowel combinations act like one vowel, so they just go in the same box as the rest of the syllable.
hi i decided to learn korean because i am really interested in the korean culture expecially kpop and k-dramas but i am also learning chinese since i am chinese-american do you think it would be hard to learn and do you have any tips on organizing times to learn hangul while learning chinese?
Hello, I am glad you uploaded this video! I am wondering when you will be posting the next part? I am kinda lost when it comes to stroke order... oh and about your lesson, I was wondering if I should start from lesson 1? or something... I am sorta lost. Your videos are very fast paced not that it is a bad thing they are fun and have a lot of information, if you could help me out I would be grateful! I hope I am not asking for too much...
Hi Jane~ The reason I started this video series is because I've often been asked this same question - "Where should I start watching if I'm new to Korean?" But I didn't really have any videos to recommend, because most of my videos are made just as reviews of topics. I'll be uploading one of these "Learn Hangul" videos once a month, and when the series is finished it'll cover all of Hangul (including sound change rules). So it might be awhile since the series just started.
In the mean time, my book "Korean Made Simple" already has a full lesson on Hangul and more, as well as continues to a solid beginner level (and the sequel goes to a high beginner level), so you can check that out too. You can also use other resources online for learning Korean such as TTMIK and use my videos to review with. Each time you learn a new topic from somewhere, you can search for it on my YouTube channel and review using it. I've made videos for most major topics already, so there's likely a video about any topic you're learning, but some might be a bit advanced when you're first starting out.