What exactly are the letters in Korean, or do they have any?
I'm doing the Korean course, and it is always great to learn a new language, but i can't seem to understand what the Korean letters are..... Do they even have any, google isn't helpful either. It only shows how to sound out the characters, nothing else :(
The Korean alphabet alphabet is called 'hangul'. There are things online that show you how to write them, and it's best if you learn with audio rather than the sounds written out in the English alphabet.
안녕! Yes! It’s called ‘Hangeul’ or ‘한글’ and one of the simplest alphabets in the world! Duolingo will teach you it in no time!
Here's a video that can help you learn the alphabet. It is rather comprehensive and I'm sure you will be able to understand if you take the time to watch through it slowly.
As a general overview though, the letters of the alphabet are called Hangeul (한글). There are vowels and consonants, just like in English.
The vowels are: ㅏ ㅓ ㅗ ㅜ ㅣ ㅡ ㅑ ㅕ ㅛ ㅐ ㅔ, and some more as well (i.e. dipthongs), and the consonants being ㄱ ㄴ ㄷ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅅ ㅇ ㅈ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ ㅃ ㅉ ㄸ ㄲ ㅆ. You can "piece" together vowels and consonants in a syllable block in a certain order and arrangment to create a single character. For example, put ㅎ, ㅏ, and ㄴ together and you have 한. Sometimes you can put multiple characters together to create another word.
So how does one figure out what they mean? Well, this is now vocabulary territory, meaning that you have to memorize what they mean. Just like how you probably know 안녕하세요 ("hello" in Korean), you heard it many times and now you have probably memorized what that means.
In any case, I hope you will give the above video a watch, and read the Tips and Notes in the Alphabet sections (the light bulb icon) if you haven't already.
Thanks so much, it really helped, wasn't sure if it was an alphabet or characters...
sweatandtastytv on YouTube has great instruction in hangeul, she is an awesome teacher.
biggest tip: dont use english to learn them. here are some really good videos from my favorite site. hope they help! you got this! ask if you need help!^^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqFGHMxWtYk&index=1&list=PL47nBMcToSFIYIGOgHAaigxL14CFvyPUc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0VWAdSQU58&index=2&list=PL47nBMcToSFIYIGOgHAaigxL14CFvyPUc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2SSERNNPgY&list=PL47nBMcToSFIYIGOgHAaigxL14CFvyPUc&index=3
I had already learned the basics of Hangul elsewhere when I discovered it, but I tried it out anyway just because, and it turned out to have a lot of useful information I hadn't learned previously. It's a nice, easy-to-use site, too.