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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaka4444

I have a question about Korean alphabet.

Hi every body.

What is the difference between ㄱ and ㅋ in pronunciation? Which one is more similar to [g] sound ?

I'd really appreciate your responds

July 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mansukim1

'ㄱ' is almost 'g' , but 'ㅋ' is similar to 'k'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaka4444

Thank you very much


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaka4444

Thank you all friends, Good luck with your languages


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang3

Thx have a lingot☺


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BoazPark1

eg. green = 그린, cream = 크림


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DooHwanJan

'ㅋ' also very similar to 'c' We speak cab to '캡', capital to '캐피탈'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiKenun

You will find that initial ㄱ is not like [g] at all; it is usually more like [k]. Between vowels, it sounds like [g]. ㅋ, on the other hand is always [kʰ] initially and between vowels.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/songyuanming

ㄱ is either g or k depending on it's position in a word (1st, mid, end) So, it's pronounced (k, g, k) however, it's written (g,k,k). It's also called giyeok.

ㅋ is simply kk. I call it permanent K because it never changes it's always k in any position in a word. It's called kieuk.

It's really confusing, but that's where vocabulary knowledge is important. Same with English; you wouldn't know whether to use reed or read if there is no context.

I hope this helped.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaka4444

Thank you so much. You definitely deserve a lingot. Good luck


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/songyuanming

Thanks for the lingot :D I'm an avid fan of kdrama, ergo I'm learning hangeul. Somebody let me know when korean sessions are offered in duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake928403

ㄱ = G , ㅋ = K or C


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang3

ㄱ is like Gg and ㅋis like Kk I guess...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pang-so

we=우리 you=너 me,my,i'm=나


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IM_HUMAN

ㅋ is similar to the 'k' (크) /k/ ㄱis similar to the 'g' (그) /g/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiKenun

There is no /g/ in Korean.

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