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Hi everyone, Korean alphabet is a bit hard for me. I need a little help from you. A site, a game... Whatever introduces more about Korean alphabet.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks :)

September 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

I used the multiple choice game on the following site to completely memorise all the hangeul characters within 60 minutes. I hadn't started learning hangeul or Korean at all before this:

http://www.aeriagloris.com/LearnKorean/

I answered 100~300 questions in each mode (until I had been consistently getting every answer right for a while) before moving on to the next mode. I went though the modes in roughly the following order:

  1. vowels, 5 choices, hangul→roman
  2. vowels, 5 choices, roman→hangul
  3. basic set, 5 choices, hangul→roman
  4. basic set, 5 choices, roman→hangul
  5. full set, 5 choices, hangul→ roman
  6. full set, 5 choices, roman→hangul

In total I answered exactly 900 questions in those 60 minutes (which means a reasonably slow average of 4 seconds per question). Then I simply went to the "Hangul" page on wikipedia and spent about 30 minutes reading the most important parts about the rules for hangeul:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul

So I had spent only 90 minutes in total learning hangeul that day.

A few days later I happened to see a random comment written in Korean on a Youtube page. Even though I hadn't practised hangeul at all since that first day, I was still able to remember everything well enough to slowly read the entire sentence without needing to look up the symbols! (But I had no idea what any of the words meant as I hadn't started learning the language yet!)

I doubt this is a normal recommended method, but learning hangeul on that website using sheer trial-and-error + speed seems to have worked pretty well for me. It set me up well for starting the Korean course on Duolingo a few days later and not having to worry about hangeul too much at all. Hope this might help someone else too. ^^

September 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

Thank you for sharing your experience, it helps thanks again :)

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wintertriangles

Word. Can be overwhelming, but one of the few useful resources.

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

Thank you for the guids :)

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Glorrandir

http://www.korean-course.com/index.en.php

The first lessons of this course deal with hangeul. It also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

Thank you :)

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/The_Lipscomb

how do you like the korean course vs the japanese course so far?

September 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

You know, both of them are interesting languages :) But I think (without considering Kanji) Japanese is a bit easier. I love both of them equally :) what do you think?

September 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMacAonghusa

Hey, I used this to learn Hangul in only a few days. I had trouble at first just looking at charts but I thought this website really helped simplify the alphabet and make it easier to learn: http://letslearnhangul.com/

Let me know what you think!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roberto727

For serious students, Shu Chaang has just posted an amazing compilation of helpful sites for learning Korean. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25843190

January 11, 2018
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