Basic Vowels

Before we discuss compound vowels, here is a list all the vowels that you have seen so far, along with their “y-” counterparts. We've added two more of the basic vowels (they're highlighted in yellow). Click the Korean vowel to hear it pronounced.

aas in father
eoas in lawn
oas in go
uas in sue
aeas in pan
eas in ten
euas in put
ias in meet
yaas in Yacht
yeoas in yawn
yoas in yo-yo
yuas in you
yaeas in yam
yeas in yes

Note: the distinction in pronunciation between and is being lost in casual Korean speech among people who are under age 40.

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