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Mastering Hangul (한글, [ha:n.gɨl], also known as Hangeul, the Korean alphabet) in One Morning

Hangul in Wikipedia (a courtesy of wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul)

(a courtesy of wikipedia at
Hangul, the Korean alphabet, is the native alphabet of the Korean language. It is a separate script from Hanja, the logographic Chinese characters which are also sometimes used to write Korean. It was created in the mid-15th century, and is now the official script of both North Korea and South Korea and is co-official in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Jilin Province, People's Republic of China.

Hangul is a true alphabet of 24 consonant and vowel letters. However, instead of being written sequentially like the letters of the Latin alphabet, Hangul letters are grouped into blocks, such as 한 han; each of these blocks transcribes a syllable. That is, although 한 may look like a single character, it is composed of three distinct letters: ㅎ h, ㅏ a, and ㄴ n. Each Hangul block consists of two to five letters, including at least one consonant and one vowel. These blocks are then arranged either horizontally from left to right or vertically from top to bottom.
The theoretical total number of different blocks is calculated as 11,172, though far fewer are actually in regular use and neither does it equal the number of possible syllables, which are far fewer than 11,172. For a phonological description, see Korean phonology.

Learning basic Hangul in 10 minutes (a courtesy of YOUTUBE and BUSY ATOM)

a courtesy of YOUTUBE and BUSY ATOM

Recommended Books for Mastering Hangul during the Flight

  • Author: Sang-Oak Lee (Prof. of Korean Linguistics, Seoul National University, emeritus)
  • Book title: You Can Learn the Korean Alphabet in One Marning [Paperback]
  • Price: $7.83 (9,000 KRW)
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2008
  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: SOTONG
  • Language: English and (partly) Korean
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5x5.5x0.4 inches
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  • Author: Allen D. Williams (professional educator, writer, and speaker)
  • Book title: Learn Hangul in One Hour: A Complete Guide on How to Teach Yourself the Korean Writing System [Paperback]
  • Price: $5.99
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2012
  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
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