Sample words

Click the Korean words at the left to hear them pronounced.

가다 , meaning to go, is romanized as ga-da.

Please note: although the sound is “k”, we are writing “g” here because the new rules for romanization issued by the Korean government require this letter to be Romanized as “g” when it’s at the beginning of a word. Focus on the pronunciation and the native letter form, not the Romanization.

구두 , meaning shoes, is romanized as gu-du.

다섯 , which means five, is pronounced da-seot. (Remember, the eo sounds like the aw in lawn.)

갈비 , which means rib, is romanized as gal-bi.

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