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Distinguishing between nearly identical letters. (ㅎ and 종)

"ㅎ" is a single letter (hi-eut). But it is not what appears in "종", where the "ㅗ" and the "ㅇ" are two distinct letters. Is there something obvious (which I can'...
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is 'ㄹ' from 'ㅌ' in korean creation?

I have read an article of how the Korean letters were created, and according to that article, Korean consonants are created with the mechanism of "가획", which is making letters by adding a ...
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Why are 댜 뱌 챠 탸 퍄 햐 됴 툐 not used?

I am learning Hangeul and found this image on the Internet (I cannot locate the original source): It seems like some of the syllable blocks are greyed out, which I think means it's not used. There's ...
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What Korean reader software aimed at learning pronunciation is available?

What I have in mind is something that highlights Hangul characters, and reads the highlighted characters aloud (possibly at a user-chosen speed, or possibly only when the user clicks on the syllable ...
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what does 그래서 누구냐고 무러본곤데 mean?

what does “ 그래서 누구냐고 무러본곤데” exactly mean in english? i tried translating it but it said “ Replying to @Fresh_Fresh“ in english which doesn’t make sense. please help me out!
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Why is ㅂ sometimes pronounced as ㅁ? What are the rules?

I'm brand new to learning Korean -- I have studied a little bit of Hangul to learn the sounds, and I just started Lesson 1 of Elementary Korean, 2nd ed. by King & Yeon. In this lesson there is a ...
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Unusual hangeul syllables in 1920's handwritten Korean?

(This is a question about handwritten Korean, I don't have enough reputation to create a new tag for handwriting.) My Korean grandfather's notebook contains a chronology of the places he went while ...
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How to tell syllables apart

I’ve just started to learn Korean, so I might be asking something that’s obvious... but I sometimes struggle how to do syllabication when it comes to writing. For example ‘kakyeok’ I thought would be ...
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Found a character on a texture and need help identifying it

I noticed on a texture I found there was this (what I presume is a) Korean character. For a while, this was what I was looking for: I managed to find a better picture: Although still not super clear....
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Why are the unaspirated (ㅂㅈㄷㄱㅅ) and aspirated (ㅋㅌㅊㅍ) consonants ordered differently on 두벌식 (dubeolsik) keyboard layout?

When I was first learning to type Hangul, I quickly found a lot of logic in the 두벌식 layout. Consonants on the left, jamo that can be doubled in the top row, nasals in the middle, aspirated in the ...
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Composing sentences

How do I compose a sentences using -아/어요, -ㅂ니다, -고 싶어요, -지 마세요 and -러 가요. Can someone please explain and show me examples? I’m really desperate
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Pronunciation of 옥류관(玉流館)

玉流館 is a famous North Korean restaurant with many overseas branches. The name of the restaurant is written in hangul as 옥류관, and transliterated as “Okryu-gwan”. If that is so, why is it pronounced ...
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Where can I learn Hangul without any Romanization at all

I am a complete beginner in Korean, and I am just trying to learn Hangul. I believe that it is better to learn Hangul and not associate any of the words or letters of Korean to Romanized alphabet. ...
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How was your experience learning to type in Hangeul on the keyboard?

What was it like for you to learn how to type in Korean on a keyboard? I'm two semesters so far in my Korean classes. One of my keen challenges has been typing in Korean on my smartphone and ...
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Korean words whose pronunciation differs unpredictably from the spelling

There are several Korean words which have a pronunciation that differs from the spelling in an unpredictable way, like 내과 (actually pronounced like 내꽈) and 여권 (actually pronounced 여꿘).1 As far as I ...
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Someone commented this on my instagram

"캐존잘" What does this mean? I have tried multiple sources but cant find anything please help me out
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How to make obsolete Hangul display correctly?

When looking up etymologies of Korean words that apparently involve hangul characters that are no longer in use (for example 따뜻하다 < 다 , 다) I usually only get to see those boxes with their ...
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Accurate quote of 훈민정음 Hunminjeongeum

On this website I find this quote of King Sejong the Great: “Being of foreign origin, Chinese characters are incapable of capturing uniquely Korean meanings. Therefore, many common people have no way ...
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Mean of 그 모든 길은 널 향한 거야 in a deeper sense?

What does ‘그 모든 길은 널 향한 거야’ mean in English? I saw the pronunciation of it, but the translation from Korean to English sounds off. If anyone knows please let me know. Also, a better way to pronounce ...
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Why does 한 is spelled “o*an” but is said “han”?

I'm fairly sure this question has been asked dozens of times but, since I just started learning Korean I'm very confused about the most appropriate way to look up pronunciation. I went through the ...
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How many different “blocks” can be formed from the letters of the korean alphabet?

A block (what Koreans would call a 글자), such as 답, consists of what I would call three "letters," while 다 consists of two "letters" (what Koreans might call 자모). How many such valid unique blocks are ...
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Should I learn korean with K-POP and dramas only or I need read a book school too?

hello I am beginner in korean language and I read a book about hangul and grammatic but I do not read book about history or school and I am learning korean language with K-POP and Dramas, should I ...
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Is the Korean alphabet to English charts the pronunciation or the actual meaning in English?

I’m a relatively confused Korean student who is very interested in learning but I have hit a wall. I understand the forming of a word using blocks/the structure, but the “alphabet” charts are ...
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Vertical and Horizontal Hangul for Fighter/Warrior (전사)

I just wanted to check. I want to get 전사 tattooed down my calf. Would it mean the same thing if it looked like: 전 사 I'm going for the first character over the second. Thank you for your time.
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“Warrior” in Hangul for shirts and other things

I was wondering how I could put "Warrior" on a shirt that would be the correct syntax and grammar to both English and Korean native speakers. Would "전사" be the correct way to represent the idea? As if ...
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“Warrior”, “Fighter”, “Strength”, or something along those lines for possible tattoo

I was wondering if there was a correct or fitting way to write these as a possible tattoo in Hangul. I have seen warrior as 전사, strong as 강한, and other forms. I know that usually, going from one ...
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Is there any tradition of writing Korean in a linear fashion, outside of syllable blocks?

The start of this film, the wedding day, has a stylised logo with the name of the production company written as ㅅㅜㄷㅗㅇㅕㅇㅎㅗㅏ. This is a way of writing that I can imagine might occur to someone who is ...
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Which way to write ㅊ

Which is the better way to write ㅊ? I've seen it written in 3 different ways like in the picture.
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Why is 한국어 not spelled as 한구거?

I am new to Korean, but I have read that each hangul spells exactly one syllable. When I looked up the spelling of 한국어 I saw a syllable break between the ㅜ and the second ㄱ, so that the last syllable ...
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Is there a reliable Hangul online transliteration service using Japanese kana?

This is my first question asked on this particular stack exchange site, I believe. I used to be a student of Japanology and I had growing interest in Korean language thanks gaming culture in Korea, ...
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Equivalent to “The Quick Brown Fox…”

I English, there is a sentence that uses every letter of the (English) alphabet: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs (or slight variants of this) Here is another, more unusual, example ...
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How is Yi, as in Yi Dynasty, spelled in Hangul? [closed]

How is Yi, as in Yi Dynasty, spelled in Hangul?
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How to pronounce “나, 너” etc. correctly

When watching Korean dramas, I've often heard 나, 너 pronounced as either "na, no" or "da, do". Isn't it associated with the "n" sound? Have I misheard or is it OK to pronounce in both ways?
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How to write 'Study a little Korean every day' in Hangul?

I'm making a to-do list and want to add 'Study a little Korean every day' on it, but I want to write it in Hangul. Would it be like this: 조금 한극어 하루하루 공부하다? (I'm a beginner, sorry if this is wildly ...
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Complete end-to-end reference guide

I was wondering if there is for korean language a web site similar to the following made for japanese language: http://www.imabi.net http://www.guidetojapanese.org They are both a reference for ...
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Why are ㅅ ㅆ pronounced as a stop when they are in the 받침?

I can understand why when ㄷ ㅌ ㅊ and ㅈ are in the 받침 since they require a stop to be pronounced, but I don't understand why when ㅅ or ㅆ are in the 받침, they are pronounced as a stop since they don't ...
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When did writing Hangul left-to-right become more common?

My impression from seeing old documents is that Hangul was originally written vertically (top-to-bottom, in 'lines' that run right-to-left). Is this correct? If so, when did it start becoming more ...
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How can I include Hangul and Hanja in a website?

I am building a website using Hangul and Hanja. What is the best way to incorporate those characters in my computer code so that they render appropriately in web browsers? Are there any specific ...
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Is there a pronunciation difference between ᄉᅻᆯ and 서울?

I know that the central vowel in ᄉᅻᆯ ( if it doesn't render as a single syllable) is archaic. I know that Hangul/Korean has over the years simplified itself greatly, sometimes getting rid of redundant ...
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Why is the Korean language sometimes called Hangul?

Sometimes I see Korean people referring to their whole language as 한글, as in "한글학당". But as far as I know, 한글 is just the name of the writing system used in Korean, an the language itself is generally ...
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Are single character names common?

I was wondering if having only one character in your name is common or not. I was born in the US and not very familiar with the culture, so I'm not sure if it's odd or out of place. I've seen other ...
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Korean hangul with voiced, unvoiced and aspirated or not aspirated

Does anyone know where can I find Korean alphabet which tells if a vowel or consonant is voiced or unvoiced, aspirated or not? Thanks.
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What's the correct representation of letter “j” in korean?

I started learning korean and the book shows c/j as , while in other online resources I found it as ㅈ Is this the same, only the first is handwritten version and the second is print version? I found ...
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Is there a concept of letter names in Korean?

In English, "P" is called P and pronounced differently as if it was used in a word (usually, this is applicable for most letters in English). Is there a concept of this in Korean? How would you ...
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Cute Handwriting in Korean?

I have seen different fonts in Korean. Some are considered cuter than others. What makes them be perceived as cute? Are there some examples of cute handwriting? (in your opinion) Also, is it ...
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When to use single (ㅅ) or double (ㅆ) consonants?

Is there a rule generally to help remember when we would write double consonants like ㅆ, ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅉ instead of single consonants like ㅅ? For example, remembering to write 땀 for sweat, and not 담. Is ...
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Basic steps to take when learning Korean

Can anyone list basic steps needed to start efficiently learning Korean independently? I do live in a hole geographically, and I highly doubt that I could find a Korean person in a 100 miles radius (...
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Why did the Cia cia tribe in Indonesia choose 한 글 for the alphabet?

I heard that this tribe does not have alphabets to write. But instead using ABC, why they using 한 글?
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Maximum number of characters in a syllable block

I've seen a number of Hangul syllables that contain 4 characters (닭, for example) - is it possible to have syllables with 5 (or even more) characters in them? The Wikipedia page on Hangul suggests it'...
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How is Hangul composed with a keyboard?

The Wikipedia article on Hangul does not explain how it is typed. I understand that the 500 or so possible digraphs and trigraphs have been encoded as single unicode blocks, but I would expect that ...