How to read and write Hangeul (Part 1)


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.

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  • http://idon'thave maryam anisi

    how can i download this????????
    감사 합 니다

    • jinseokjin

      This lesson doesn’t include attched file so you can’t download the video from this post. If you use Firefox, you can download a plugin which can download Youtube video, and then you can download it.

  • Kate Traylor

    Haha, I love 진석진씨 being so cool on his motorcycle. “Oh… were you looking at… 미???” :D

    The funny thing is I studied Korean informally for four years, and no one ever explained that you should put your tongue between both sets of teeth when forming the ㄷ and ㅁ sounds. Not sure if any of the books explain that or not, but that’s a strange gap! Thank you, as always. : )

    • jinseokjin

      Hi Kate,
      It is correct to put your tongue between both set of teeth when you say ㄷ, but we don’t do that when we say ㅁ. It is bilabial sound.
      Thanks for your comment!

  • Michala


    First of all, thank you so much for these lessons! Don’t know what I’d do without them!
    I can’t seem to find the PDF’s for these hangeul lessons. Can you direct me to them?

    Again, thank you for a great website!

    • jinseokjin

      I am sorry. We didn’t make PDF for this video lesson, and we are planning to make new version of “How to read and write Hangeul”.

      It is takind long time but I hope you to wait for it.

  • anan

    Hey,I am a beginner here,try to cover this lesson,but in China the youtube is prohibited.Just let you know this information,hope can help other Chinese followers here like me.^^.Thanks you all for the amazing job you made,I will see what can I do for you guys :)

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  • Hafsa

    Hi TTMIK!! thank you so much for these lessons :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for enjoying the lessons. :)

  • Priya kannan

    Hello… i’m a beginner here from India. thank you so much for a wonderful lesson. i don’t even know even one letter in Korean. thanks to you i have learnt few letters here today . TTMIK teachers you are doing great ^-^.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. Hangeul is very easy to learn so I hope you master Hangeul with us. :)

  • Stephanie Steffizle Eichas

    this has helped me sooo much, thank you:)

  • eloisa marie c. magtang

    annyong .. im eloisa .. but u can call me eloi… i want to learn korean languages .. though i know the basics .. i still want to learn more .. the harder or difficult one.. and also i want to learn how to write the korean hangul … argh.. i find this so difficult ah …
    umpf.. by the way im from philippines

  • Adlah Mae G. Dominguez

    Hello :) I’m also a beginner here! I’m also interested to learn how to write and speak haengul . This part 1 helps me a lot . How can I watch the part 2? I hope you can help me . I’m Mae from Philippines .

  • Adrian L.

    What is the point of articulation for all of the consonants found within the Korean language? Do you have any information on Korean linguistics, pronunciation, or phonology? Do you happen to have any diagrams that illustrate the correct and proper tongue positions when articulating the Korean Consonants? If anyone could help me obtain any information concerning Korean Linguistics, primarily Korean Phonology, I would greatly appreciate it. The reason that I have decided to ask these queries is principally due to the fact that I would like to be able to produce these sounds as well as a native speaker but also because there is virtually no academic textbooks written on the subject of Korean linguistics in the English language.

    • Dannielle

      are you still looking for these things? i am currently a student in korea studying korean and have been taught level 1 which i have obtained all the correct pronunciations using charts.

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