Oi amigas~ This is your friend, Woo Lara
I have some questions for you
How many of you would want to come to Korea?
How many of you would like to have Korean friends?
One more, how many of you are studying Korean
to make Korean friends?
If you thought "It's me!" at least in one question
You should know why you shouldn't say THIS is Korea
This video is about Korean pronunciation
Lots of you learn Korean with "romanization" right?
I've even got some questions that,
Do Koreans know romanizations?
Can I communicate with Korean with romanizations!?
Well my answers are "NO"
I didn't even know what Romanizations were until I worked in a company
So, I'll give you some tips about how to pronounce Korean better
So my first tip to pronounce Korean better is,
to lose the romanization
Well romanizations are very comfortable and easy for alphabet users
But there's one problem
Since you are learning Korean pronunciation with romanization
Your Korean somewhat sound like you are speaking English
For example, this
I met so many foreigner friends pronouncing this like:
(Annyeonghaseyo is Hello in Korean)
Ah~ did you mean 안녕하세요?
Wow you are speaking Korean very well~
If it's more complicated than 안녕하세요
For example like,
How do I get to the "Jong gak" station?
People won't get it
So please learn Korean pronunciation correctly and lose the romanization
My second tip to pronounce Korean better is:
To pronounce Korean very simply, precisely or abruptly!
For example, this again:
"An" is kind of similar
But in this second syllable,
In Korean it is "녕"
But in English it sounds like ㄴㅕㅕㅕㅕ엉(Nyeong)
Do you get the problem?
It should be just simple like, only one syllable: 녕
But ㄴㅕㅕㅕ엉 sounds kind of longer than just 녕
So it should be very simple and abrupt
So try to pronounce it just 녕, not 녀ㅕㅕ엉(nyeong)
Ha is also similar
It's also very simple and clear, 세
But people usually pronounce it like, Sae~
There's no Sae~ it's just 세!
Also for last, YO
It's just 요, not yo~
There shouldn't be any sound like, Yo woo
It's just 요, 요. Not yo~
And, the third tip:
So if you can sound like, 안 녕 하 세 요
Then it's so much better than Annyeonghaseyo
so one more step to sound correctly and perfectly
Just be lazy when you are pronouncing Korean
You don't need to stress all the syllables when you speak Korean
Just pronounce as if you are singing
안녕하세요 not like this
It's just like this:
Just connect the all the sounds, all the syllables
And the forth tip!
Ask Koreans if you are pronouncing Korean right
I'd like to tell you how to get a Korean native tutor for FREE
And that tutor is in your~ PHONE!
I'm introducing you an awesome app called, HiNative
And also I'll guide you how to use it
The link to the app is in the description box and the comment section!
So after this video, please go down and click it!
Let me show you how to use the app~!
First download the app
And open HiNative
You need to sign up and choose the username
and select your mother tongue, and the target langauges
You can set more than one target languages like:
Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Anything!
There are more than 110+ languages in HiNative!
Read the tutorial with your own language when you download the app
So, once you downloaded it, press Q in the middle
You can do various functions
and what I highly recommend you is this particular function
Write down what you are going to pronounce,
And record your voice
People will vote if you pronounced it naturally or not
I tried, "Oi gente(Hello everyone)"
Let's wait for the vote
Also here are some many useful functions that you can ask
How do you say this in Korean? OR
You can ask, "What's the difference between A & B?"
Can you make the example sentence using this word? etc
Plus you can ask questions by uploading pictures!
This is really really useful
Meanwhile, I think I've got one vote from someone
So, let's check if my "Hello everyone" sounds...........
Okay I'm fine
Uh.... I'm.. I'm fine!
I'll study Portuguese with HiNative app.
Downloading the app is free!
But if you upgrade the app into the premium version
You'll be able to do more functions endlessly
So it's up to your choice
Here's my last tip: Don't stop trying!
When I was young, I couldn't pronounce English
My English pronunciation was terrible
It sounded like I was speaking Korean!
But now my pronunciation is better
But anyway, the more you try,
the more you sound better
Try pronouncing: 안녕하세요 X1000000 times
Then you'll get better and better
Use the HiNative app to ask Koreans if you are pronouncing Korean right!
and follow other tips that I told you to pronounce Korean better~
I hope you could speak Korean better in near future!
Thank you so much for watching
and if you liked my Korean lesson,
Please click like!
and see you next time! BYE!