LEARN KOREAN LANGUAGE

Combined Vowels

Combined Vowels

There are twelve combination vowels:
‘i’ + a, eo, o, u, ae, e

(1) ㅑ ya (as in yard) 야구 baseball

(2) ㅕ yeo (between yawn and young) 여자 female

(3) ㅛ yo (similar to yor- of New York) 요리사 chef

(4) ㅠ yu (as in new) 유리 glass

(5) ㅒ yae (as in yam) 얘기 story

(6) ㅖ ye (as in yes) 예 yes
‘o’ + a, ae, i

(7) ㅘ wa (as in Washington) 과자 sweets

(8) ㅙ wae (as in swam) 왜 why
‘u’ + o, e, i

(9) ㅝ wo (as in was) 뭐 what

(10) ㅞ we (as in wet) 웨이터 waiter

(11) ㅟ wi (as in weak) 귀 ear
‘eu’ + i

(12) ㅢ ui (as in ‘can we’ if you say it quickly)
의사 doctor

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