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It's also written Pusan (old spelling). It's a big South Korean port city.
Could someone explain me please the pronunciation rules for the 'bieup' letter? If it's at the beginning of the word or the last character of a word it's 'P', if it's at the beginning of a syllable it's 'B'. Is this correct? So in this case shouldn't it be pronounced as "Pusan" instead of Busan? Or what am i missing?
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Korean b's are harsher (I don't know if that's quite the right word) so they sound more like p's English b's are softer and sound less p- like. I think Spanish also has more b-like p's?
It's similar to how g and k sound similar and d's and t's sound similar. I think g and d have voice and t and k don't. Try saying them out loud and comparing them. Korean d and t, and g and k also sound more similar to me. Try sort of blending them??
I think the b-p this is a bit different than g-k ad d-t. I might be wrong, but it seems both b and p have voice, it's just the placement of lips and harshness (again, not quite the right word of the sound
I hope that helps! I could be wrong, so please correct me.