Learn Korean – Lesson 1.04: The Vowel 에

In Lesson 1.03, we have learned about the vowel which sounds like soft “uh” as in bought.

In this lesson, we will learn another vowel that looks a little like the vowel – the vowel , which sounds like soft “ey” as in paint.

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

As you can see, the vowel looks very similar to the vowel . The only difference is that it has an extra vertical line on the right side.

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 will be studying next time.

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

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snl ml
tster
pnkller
asslnt
rdo

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

Chilpan sseuseyo. Write it on the chalkboard(, please).
Urin seoro cheonnun banhaessyo. It was love at first sight.
PAL 112 Pyeon yeyakago sipyo. I’d like to reserve a seat on PAL Flight 112.

(… to be continued)


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