Basic Korean Lesson 1.06: The Vowel 오

In Lesson 1.05, we have learned about the vowel which sounds like soft “ae” as in speck.

In this lesson, we will learn a new vowel – the vowel , which sounds like “o” in toss or “ow” in float.

Hangeul
Phonetic Symbol [ o ] *from the International Phonetic Alphabet)
Romanization o *from the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 2000)

As you can see, this vowel looks like the vowel that’s been rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Sounds a bit complicated? Let’s put it more simply then. The vowel is like letter O resting on an upside-down letter T. That’s your vowel ! Very easy to recall, isn’t it?

Do your best to be familiar with this vowel, memorize its appearance, so that you will be able to combine it with the other vowels that we have studied before and the rest of the vowels and consonants that we will be studying on the next lessons.

Now, for you to get familiar with the vowel , we will use it the way we used the previous vowels. We will begin by using it as a substitute for the sound /o/ in English words.

ver
mrnng
bwte
crssrd
stne
lwnm오애r
wrdrbe

Are you now familiar with the vowel ? Let’s take it to the next level by using it in Korean words this time.

ppa older brother (of a female)
s clothes or dress
Jeunghaeyo detest
da come
radi radio (a borrowed word)
cheonwoneochi five thousand won worth
niy, moreugessyo. No, I don’t understand.
Annyonghi kashipshiy. Good-bye.
Yogi kyesanso chom kacho-osey. Please bring me the check.
run-jjok uro doll ka-jusaeyo. Please turn right.

(… to be continued)


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