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  1. Zelkova

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    Memrise offers a Korean Alphabet course for free.
    http://www.memrise.com/course/115/korean-alphabet/

    I've started it and I'm actually learning the alphabet pretty well I think.
    People like me who want to learn the alphabet (at the very least) should take a look at this.
     
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  2. Haki

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    I honestly love Hangul. Just the way it looks. It's very fun to write, which for good practice and memorization! ^^
    Also, pronunciation is a big deal! Try learning the differences between ㅆ and ㅅ, and all of the other double consonants.
    Some vowels I noticed that may be hard to pronounce for westerners are:

    어 (eo) has a very distinct sound. It's like "uh", but not...?
    으 (eu) often pronounced like 우 (oo), but softer(?)
    의 (eh?) often pronounced like a mix between 이 and 에
    위 (ui) pronounced like most similarly to 이

    Sometimes, vowels may seem like they are alone, but they really aren't.
    For example:
    우 as "woo/wu" even though it appears to just be "oo"

    I don't know, I could be wrong on a few of these. From what I've taken away from my hours and hours of watching Korean dramas and variety shows, this seems to be right (in my mind atleast). Hope this was useful. If not, let me know! ^^
     
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  3. imthatbrick

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    Korean/Hangul is such a beautiful language (both writing and speaking), but there are so other languages I want to learn as well and not enough time ahaha.
    Might as well start to learn Korean alphabet...
     
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    I've been looking for something like this for a while now, this seems to beat the rest of my findings! Cheers!
    From a quick try its really helpful so far.
     
  5. 오라클

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    Though its a nice app, I did enjoy learning 한국어 in class as it went indepth on sounds etc. Can be confusing for some people :dead:
     
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    Ehh Ill try it out..If you really wanna learn korean...Watch Kdrama's and listen to kpop ..Im prolly fluent 30% based on that
     
  7. Towker

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    Hahah I started a few days ago with some Korean basics. Memrise seems like a good resource (especially with the sounds). If you want some more context though give howtostudykorean.com a look as well. Not the most beautiful website; but very clear and nicely explained.
     

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