Korean Q&A – Pronunciation Difference Between ㅐ and ㅔ?

Teacher Hyunwoo answer some interesting questions we received on Twitter.


We answer these questions in today’s Q&A video:
– Why is -돌이 a nickname for guys and -순이 a nickname for girls?
– How are 녹화하다 and 촬영하다 different?
– What is the difference between ㅐ and ㅔ in pronunciation?


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Korean Q&A – Pronunciation Difference Between ㅐ and ㅔ?
  • Hello호줏

    안녕하세요 from Australia! I have been learning Korean for a little while and I was wondering if my way of differentiating between ㅔ and ㅐ was correct and, if so, possibly helpful for other people too. I see the difference as similar to how you pronounce the vowels in BelAir (as in, the fresh prince of!). Bel ~ ㅔ, slightly shorter sound, and Air ~ ㅐ, slightly longer sound. Trying to say BelAir without the consonants is the best I’ve come up with at examples of the two sounds, what do you think?

    • Barbara Diamos

      That really helped thank you. I think it is a great way to differentiate