Have you ever had a hard time trying to read someone’s handwriting in Korean? We certainly have, even as native Korean speakers! There are no formal rules for handwriting in Korean, therefore everybody can have a different style, making it difficult for people studying Korean to read what’s written in handwriting. So! We are working on this book that will teach how to read and write in Korean (for absolute beginners who don’t know any Korean at all) as well as teach how to read even the most incomprehensible handwriting written by someone running on a treadmill.
October 9th is 한글날 (Hangeul Day), the day that Hangeul was proclaimed and announced to the public in 1446 by King Sejong. To celebrate Hangeul Day, we decided to do something different from usual this year, and go out to the streets and interview some citizens of Seoul. The question we posed to them was “What would it be like to have to read Korean sentences without using Hangeul. Take a look at the video above. Hope you enjoy watching it!
Welcome to Part 2 of the video series “How to read and write Hangeul”! Through this series you can learn how Korean letters are combined to make sounds and meanings. If you haven’t watched Part 1 yet, check it out by clicking here. In this part, we are looking at the consonants ㅅ, ㅂ, ㅈ, ㄹ, and the vowels ㅐ, ㅔ, ㅓ, ㅡ.
Hello everyone! How are you doing? If you have been studying with us through Level 1, now it’s time to learn to read and write Hangeul! The reason that we didn’t start by introducing the Korean writing system from the beginning of Level 1 is because we believe that being able to understand and speak some Korean is more important than having to learn the Korean alphabet without knowing any expressions to use in real life. The video series consists of 5 videos, and in Part 1, we are introducing the letters, ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㅁ, ㅇ, ㅏ, ㅗ, ㅜ, and ㅣ.
Here is our News #2! If you are an absolute newbie, and want to learn how to read and write in the Korean alphabet, 한글 [han-geul], be sure to listen in and check out the pages at the Korean Wiki Project website where you can learn the basics of the Korean writing system. Now you can find a banner on the sidebar of the TalkToMeInKorean website that links to the Learn Hangeul page on KoreanWikiProject.com.