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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Korean language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles, based on the standard dialect of South Korea.

See Korean phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Korean.

Korean consonants[संपादित करें]

IPA Hangul RR trans. English equivalent Notes
b [1] b ball between voiced sounds
ɕ s she before [i] or [j]
ɕ͈ ss before [i] or [j]
d [2] d doll between voiced sounds
j gee between voiced sounds
ɡ g gall between voiced sounds
h h hall
j ㅖ, ㅒ, ㅑ,
ㅛ, ㅠ, ㅕ[3]
y y’all Spelled by doubling the short line on the vowel.
k ㄱ, ㅋ g, k skin ㅋ is [k] at the end of a syllable.
kk tense [k]
ㅋ, ㅎㄱ k call
l ㄹ, ㄴ l lip ㄹ is [l] at the end of a syllable.
ㄹㄴ and ㄴㄹ may be [ll].
m ㅁ, ㅂ m mall ㅂ is [m] before [n] or [m].
n ㄴ, ㄹ,
ㄷ, ㅅ, ㅈ
n not ㄹ may be [n] at the start of a word.
ㄷ, ㅅ, ㅈ are [n] before [n] or [m].
ŋ ㅇ, ㄱ ng king ㅇ is only [ŋ] at the end of a syllable.
ㄱ is [ŋ] before [n], [m] or [ɾ]
p [1], ㅍ b, p span ㅍ is [p] at the end of a syllable.
[1] pp tense [p]
[1], ㅎㅂ p pall
ɾ r A flap, like Scots r or American ladder, between vowels
s [2] s Saul [s] with almost no sibilance
ss tense [s]
t [2]
ㄷ, ㅌ[2], ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅊ
stall All are [t] and RR t at the end of a syllable.
tt tense [t]
[2], ㅎㄷ t tall
j itchy
tɕ͈ jj tense []
tɕʰ ㅊ, ㅎㅈ ch cheek
w ㅜ, ㅗ w wall spelled ㅜ before [ʌ], [e], [i];
ㅗ before [ɛ], [e],* [a]
*ㅚ is pronounced [we] by most, but as the rounded ö vowel [ø] by some older speakers.

Korean vowels[संपादित करें]

IPA Hangul RR trans. Notes
a a spa
e e Similar to the beginning of the diphthong in main
ɛ ae met; similar to e for young speakers.
i i mean
o o Spanish o or French eau
u u moon
ʌ eo young (these are pronounced [ɔ], as in more, in North Korea)
ɯ eu Separate sound in Standard Korean; similar to eo for many dialects.

Korean diphthongs[संपादित करें]

IPA Hangul RR trans. Notes
ɰi ui Only occurs in the first syllable of a word.

Sounds not written in hangul[संपादित करें]

IPA Explanation
ː Long vowel. Long [ʌ] is əː. Young speakers in Seoul do not use length consistently, if at all.
 ́ High tone, on any one syllable or the first two; used outside Seoul.
  1. Sohn, (2001), p.2
  2. Sohn, (2001), p.3
  3. Lee, (2002), p.3
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