Korean

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 Out of alll the languages I want to learn I spend the most time with Korean. I decided to start learning the alphabets of any language that interested me. It only took one day to learn the Korean characters. For some reason I was drawn to this language. I have always been intrigued by asian cultures, religions and martial arts. In the past I wanted to learn Chinese or Japanese. I imagine their characters are very intimidating. Hangul seemed more simplistic. King Sejong established a scientific way to read and write their language. I suppose he has alot to do with the reason I connected with Hangul. Also back in high school one of my skateboarding friends was Korean. ㄱ (ㄲ), ㄴ, ㄷ (ㄸ), ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ (ㅃ), ㅅ (ㅆ), ㅇ, ㅈ (ㅉ), ㅊ, ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅎ = Consonants ㅏ(ㅐ, ㅒ), ㅑ, ㅓ (ㅔ, ㅖ), ㅕ, ㅗ (ㅘ, ㅙ, ㅚ), ㅛ, ㅜ (ㅝ, ㅞ, ㅟ), ㅠ, ㅡ (ㅢ), ㅣ= Vowels They stack on each other like this: 한국 = HanGuk (Korea) 한글 = HanGul (Korean alphabet) 안녕하세요 = Ahn Young Ha Sae Yo (Polite Hello) 안녕 = Ahn Young (Hello) 감사합니다 = Kahm Sa Ham Ni Da (Polite Thank You) 고마워 = Goh Mah Woh (Thanks) 너 사랑해 = Noh Sarang Hae (I Love you) 미안해 = Mee Yan Hae (I'm Sorry) I will venture further into this when I gather my materials. I have a few links with me now. They are not in any paticular order. If you do not know how to pronounce the Korean/Hangul alphabet, I would suggest going here first: http://langintro.com/kintro/ as i will not be posting anymore pronounciation in english as I don't want to be dependent on it. Using that site, it took me less than two hours to learn Hangul.



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