In this lesson you’ll get to know how to build Korean syllabes. This will help you understanding how to build Korean words and sentences.
Syllables in Korean Language
A word consists of one or more syllables. A syllable consists of one or more consonants and one vowel.
The syllables are divided into 5 forms:
아이 [ai] — child
The syllabe 아 consists of the consonant ㅇ and the vowelㅏ.
The consonant ㅇ is not pronounced at the beginning of a syllable. Therefore, the syllable 아 is considered a one-vowel syllable.
The syllable 이 consists the consonant ㅇ and the vowel ㅣ.
The consonant ㅇ is not pronounced at the beginning of a syllable. Therefore, the syllable 이 is considered a one-vowel syllable.
The one-consonant-and-one-vowel syllable
나무 [namu] — tree; wood
The syllable 나 consists of the consonant ㄴand the vowel ㅏ.
The syllable 무 consists of the consonant ㅁ and the vowel ㅜ.
The one-vowel-and-one-consonant syllable
일 [il] – work
The syllabe 일 consists of the consonant ㅇ is not pronounced at the beginning of a syllable. Therefore, the syllable 일 is considered a one-vowel-and-one-consonant syllable.
The syllable consisting of one consonant, one vowel and one consonant
물 [mul] — water
The syllabe 물 consists of consonant ㅁ, the vowel ㅜ and the consonant ㄹ.
The syllable consisting of one consonant, one vowel and a double consonant
값 [kap] — price
The syllable 값 consists of the consonant ㄱ, the vowel ㅏand the double consonant: ㅂㅅ
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1. Question1 points
Select the correct answer(s) A syllable in Korean language should consist
Take look at these syllables and you should know the right answer: 나무, 일기, 밝은 달
2. Question1 points
Please, select from below syllabes those that are NOT one-vovel syllabes
3. Question1 points
Place the syllables in the following order:
1. One-vovel syllabes
2. One-vowel-and-one-consonant syllables
3. The one-consonant-and-one-vowel syllable
4. The syllable consisting of one consonant, one vowel and one consonant
아, 어, 야, 여
일, 악, 영, 엥, 역
누가, 마다, 바다, 수도
밝, 븕, 읽
4. Question1 points
Fill in the the gap in sentence
- The Korean alphabet has (40|1) letters - (21|1) vowels and (19|1) consonants
5. Question1 points
Transcribe into english from Korean language
- 사람들 after transcription is (saramdul) 그리움 transcripted is (kurium) 해당화 transcripted is (haedanghwa, hedanghwa) 조국 transcripted means (choguk, joguk)
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