Confusing Double Consonant Sounds In Korean

Do you sometimes have trouble distinguishing Korean consonants and their double consonants? Then this lesson is for you!

Can you distinguish ㄱ, ㅋ and ㄲ from each other? How about ㄷ, ㅌ, ㄸ? In this video, Hyunwoo will explain how to practice saying these more naturally.

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Confusing Double Consonant Sounds In Korean
  • Sarah Kitt

    Excellent video, I have a lot of trouble with this! It’s the first time I’ve heard of the pitch distinction. I’ve noticed that in repeated consonants the first one sounds unvoiced and the second sounds voiced, for example 가가 would sound like kaga. I’d be interested in learning more about that!

  • ~Bri

    Woooow. This is proving to be really difficult for me, haha.
    Distinguishing “-ga, -ba, -da” and “-ka, -pa, -ta” is very fine work. “-gga” and such sound easiest for me, makes a very specific clean sound, meanwhile -ga -ka and such have an airy -hh (explosion)sound to them.

  • Michelle Garcia

    I would agree. The double consonant sounds are easier to understand because of the amount of force behind the consonant, but the differences between -ga -ka -ba -pa etc. are much harder to catch. They almost sounded the same to me until I started to hear the amount of air released in the lighter consonants. Thank you so much for this video! I am gonna practice this more at home. I don’t have anyone to help me practice my speaking so this will be my aid.