The Ultimate Korean Language for Dummies Guide

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    LOL, nice letter descriptions! ^^ If this can help me learn more, I will luv yuuuu. <3 haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevql View Post
    you have way to much time.
    All you need to know for korean fps games are...
    아 ㅄ-You retard
    아 ㅅㅂ- ahh ****
    닥쳐- shut up

    ENJOY!
    Lol i like that , are you serious or what?

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    At least this is my second step to mastering all the major Asian languages.

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    try this

    http://tricatch.googlepages.com/koreanime.htm

    this is the one that I use when I need to type Korean in school.




    Anyway I am a korean and I can help if someone has problem with Korean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevql View Post
    you have way to much time.
    All you need to know for korean fps games are...
    아 ㅄ-You retard
    아 ㅅㅂ- ahh ****
    닥쳐- shut up

    ENJOY!
    I think you wont need more words in non-korean fps too. ^^

    Btw, are there korean words for "noob" "boon" etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SahibX View Post
    thanks a lot
    this could really help in begging for money in korean servers xD
    and also, it would also help with those goddam korean confirmation codes LOL
    simply lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by kevql View Post
    you have way to much time.
    All you need to know for korean fps games are...
    아 ㅄ-You retard
    아 ㅅㅂ- ahh ****
    닥쳐- shut up

    ENJOY!
    lol to this too
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    how to say "I dont speak korean" in korean language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machine View Post
    how to say "I dont speak korean" in korean language?
    저 외국인이여서 한국어 못합니다.


    Extra words

    아나싀발=WTF

    ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ=LOLLLLL

    하이염=hello

    허접새키=noob

    ㄱㄱ=let's start

    짱깨=chinese

    쪽바리=Japanese

    ㅅㅂ=시발=싀발=슈ㅣ발=슈발=****

    헐=What the...

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    pretty good guide but a few corrections because 2 characters aren't actually in the English language so they are hard to pronounce for a foreigner and many consonants have multiple sounds depending if they are placed initial, medial or final in the syllabal.

    CONSONANTS

    ㄱ = initial (k) medial (g) final (k)
    ㄴ = initial (n) medial (n) final (n)
    ㄷ = initial (t) medial (d) final (t)
    ㄹ = initial (r) medial (r) final (l)
    ㅁ = initial (m) medial (m) final (m)
    ㅂ = initial (p) medial (b) final (p)
    ㅅ = initial (s) medial (s) final (t)
    ㅇ = intial (null) medial (null) final (ng)
    note: ㅇ is a null consonant meaning unless it's in it's final position it doesn't make a noise. when combined with a vowel it's silent.
    ㅈ = intial (j) medial (j) final (t)
    ㅊ = intial (ch) medial (ch) final (t)
    ㅋ = this is a strong K noise, pronounced using the back of your throat
    ㅌ = this is a strong T noise, pronounced using the back of your throat
    ㅍ = this is a strong P noise, pronounced using the front of your lips
    ㅎ = initial (h) medial (h) final (t)
    ㄲ = kk
    ㄸ = dd
    ㅃ = pp
    ㅆ = shi
    ㅉ = zz

    the noticeable difference with the double consonants is that they never change their noise unless in final there they are pronouced as (t)

    VOWELS

    now for the vowels, I will type them correctly using ㅇ (이응) which as I've stated makes no noise when alone with a vowel because it will never be used in the final position, just initial and medial

    아 = a
    어 = eo (not in English but similiar to the "ou" in "young")
    오 = o
    우 = u
    으 = eu (not in English and perhaps the hardest noise for a foreigner to make given the way you need to position your lips and tongue, "eu" is the easiest way to romanize it, it is nowhere near the sound as in "book" because that is the sound 우 makes)
    이 = i (pronouced the same way in Japanese with is "ee")
    애 = ae
    에 = e
    야 = ya
    여 = yeo
    요 = yo
    유 = yu
    얘 = yae
    예 = ye

    COMPOUND VOWELS

    와 = wa
    워 = weo
    위 = wi
    외 = wi
    왜 = wae (this means "why")
    웨 = we
    의 = wi

    I think that's the best I can do, the pronounciation is pretty much the same as if you were to read it aloud (or the best you can do without a native speaker teaching you). As for the ㄹ noise, it's a bit tricky because it's the same R used in Japanese but in initial and medial you emphasize the R noise more and when in final position you emphasize the L noise more...it's really hard to explain unless you have an understanding of Japanese. Keep in mind Korean is by no means an "easy" language, it's far more complex than Japanese and has the same stupid rules made in English that make no sense. A brief example would be, to say "I miss you" is 보고싶어" which logically would translate to "po ko sit eo" but the ㅍ carries over to the 어 making it pronouced "po ko si peo"...once again, kind of hard to explain but don't bother learning Korean unless you are really dedicated. I'm not Korean at all, but 90% of my friends are, I've lived in Korea and I speak with a lot of my friends in Korean to the best of my ability and I'm still not very good.

    This was all done using Seoul's romanization of Korean. If you buy text books you will see different ways of romanizing characters, some of which aren't even readable (like 어 would be represented by an upside down e). Best of luck to anyone who tackles this language, I personally love it, I quit learning Japanese because I found it too easy personally.

    And for fun some words

    몽미? = Korean slang for WTF?
    뭐야씨발! = WTF but not as a question, a statement...contrary to popular belief most Koreans are not impressed if you can swear infront of them, rather it's frowned upon so only use this around close friends.
    가자 = "let's go" or "hurry up"
    어디아? = "where are you?"
    고마워 = "thank you" used only between close friends
    내일봐 = "see you tomorrow"

    Forgive any mistakes in my spelling because I'm more proficient in speaking, I don't use writing and typing nearly as much as I should. I don't really thinking teaching people swears are useful so I focused more on common phrases you'd use in a game.
    Last edited by yzzid; 02-07-2009 at 08:22 AM.

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    Nice guide. Should help some peeps

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