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APH: Let's Learn Korean by kagami222 APH: Let's Learn Korean by kagami222
This is based on Himaruya's series Axis Powers Hetalia and (almost) all the words have a direct reference to the manga! Do you remember them all? DA ZE~☆


The only slightly troubling thing is "eo" and "yeo", as there isn't really that sound in the English language (much less a Hetalia joke), but I tried my best. If you want to study Korean seriously, I recommend you at least find a youtube video or Korean friend...!

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ChouchoGAB Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
But "ㅇ" is also a one form of all vowel because it is also pronounced in a, e, i, o, u........and y
Soysauce-Factory Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
hahaha this is a perfect way to learn Korean! Thanks for making this XD
Emoir Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LeoneFamily Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
neko6927 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015
Suu999 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, this is a better guide than those expensive books on Korean language you see in Seoul!
cookiejoyful Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist
my friend would love this! I've gotta show her this.
animefangirl4851 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I started my Korean learning today and I'm glad I found this!! Learning a language with one of my favorite characters is exactly what I was looking for!! :hug: PS. I'm giving you a llama
thebrunnettmonster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Im Korean and this is so cute (The sounds are exactly the same so It is much easier for non-koreans to read) 
Good Job (and the other ones (JAPAN!) is very cute!)happy cry XD 
Se0kmiyee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Omg...I gotta say, this is way much EASIER to understand than Japanese language! o 3o
saesangpan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The best! This is awesome -- thanks so much XD
winterbubbles1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
man i wish i had this before i could read korean XP
Oujisan98 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its actually a bit easier than japanese and waayyyyy easier than chinese

FragileButts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
tfw this is actually helpful practice
sammytanny Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing...
Somecutechick Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my friend who's Korean and my crush hates me... that's why i love China instead~ARU!
shadowiscool123 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here's how i learned it (in order from what you're doing) Gun, Nose, Door, Rattlesnake, Map, Bucket, Soccer, *silent at the beginning, ng at the end*, something, something, something, something, Part two, something, fAr away, something until, rOOt something, bROOK, trEE

after that, i was happy when i went to korea because i could read everything i saw XD
RAWRIeatyou Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I already can read Korean, but I wish I had this when I was learning how to read it. :iconcryforeverplz:
maltese710 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am also Korean and this is really good.
Durarara69 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Photographer
I am Korean, and I approve of this and your other guides.
They're so easy to use~ 고마워~
Animefangirl09 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
vampyremisa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
so cute!!!
tenko72 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Korea is so cute. I like all those little scenes for the words.
SkullBurst Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love all three of your posters! Will you be selling them at AX again this year? I remember seeing them last year, but I had run out of money by then D:
kagami222 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Sadly I won't be going to AX this year! I also don't know if I'll be selling them anymore.. I have lots of leftover posters, but they're in storage back home and I don't have any plans to go home for a while sigh...
SkullBurst Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, that's too bad :( Well hopefully your plans all go well :)
ClosetHippie1010 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Really nifty :3 Are you Korean yourself?
kagami222 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Nope, just studying and have a lot of Korean friends :)
choomseukaaa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
So cool!!
vocaloid9110 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol i love this
TwiBusters Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
oh this is nice. i've seen some shitty korean tutorials and stuff and i hate those but this is really nice. c:
torak4renn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
This is great! :D
asiancanadagirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sourcandyland Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
wow, a lot less than i thought there would be
Kandikid21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
this is cool! I'm learning Korean so this is helpful. Is this an accurate alphabet though?
kagami222 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Accurate. :)
You may find some better examples for the pronunciation (since I had to find jokes for the english), but the hangul is all right.
Kishiru Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This helps with pronunciation a lot.
Saino-chan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
kawaii *-*
AlexAneurysm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
This is so cute and helpful :)
CGJapan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aigoo~! Awesome job~!!
Wyncandel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student General Artist
The Korean alphabet is so confusing to me, but I'm going to try and learn it regardless. This is an awesome reference. xD
nasikepal Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
what's the difference between 'eu' and 'u' and 'eo' and 'o'?
this two pairs always confuse me *.*
kagami222 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
hmm...I think for me, a lot of it has to do with your mouth shape. You're making similar sounds, but the shape of the mouth is different. I can't explain it well (I'm not an expert), but you should try to find some youtube videos or listen to some audio clips over and over.
nasikepal Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
ohh, okay~ thanks for the advice ^^
kuchishinaru Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
감사합니다 서상님 ^^
mayo98 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
i already know hangul but still love it~ :D
xDianna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you =3=
I was searching on DA for something like this ^^ Helps me memorize them easier
floatm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Koreans did't like Hetalia because Korean in hetalia depicted the way what Koreans feels unpleased.
(the stop of making of Anime of hetalia was originated by strong resist of south koreans in a part.)

and ㅈ is more near J of "just", I think. (g of originate is [Ʒ] so transliteration for korean is 주+(ㅣ) or 쥬+(ㅣ).)
Neospice12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Sorry to come into this randomly, but we cannot ignore history either. Japan had tried to take over Korea for a very long time. After taken over Korea, they would eventuall try to take over China. They succeeded in taking over Korea and they were later booted out of Korea. Koreans were overjoyed by thier freedom but had mixed feelings of letting the US help them as some took it as another country controlling them. This is somewhat true of course. Thus, North and South Korea had split apart and North Korea being very... well you know communist the South Koreans have never been able to contact their relatives in North Korea at all.

My grandmother had lost her parents in the split and she's never seen her parents for years. She doesn't even know how or when they died. My mother never met her grandparents on her mother's side. The Japanese took the country over and they killed many people and subjected the citizens to many things that hurt the country. They even overtook the monarchy. The North Koreans wanted the monarchy to return but the South Koreans did not.

The whole Japan and Korea thing is a sore subject on Koreans. If you talk to many older Korens you'll see a lot of hatred towards the Japanese. My grandparents hate the Japanese having lived through that time period. Old grudges such as these aren't easy to forget for some. I would like to say that perhaps they felt unpleased by the protrayal of their country but there is also the fact of history.

I myself am Korean and I understand thier displeasure with history, but having been born in a later time period, I'm more forgiving. I'm not happy with the past but it's over. The older generation cannot accept that. I personally love Hetalia and I know many other Koreans as well. So it's not like Korea as a whole hated it, it's more the older generation of Koreans part of the government or whatever.

Just thought I would say that. Sorry for the intrusion and please pardon me. If angered I do apologize but I will not take back anything I said.
kagami222 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
Even though I know that already, what is your point? I'm just trying to spread the love for Korea, I'm not trying to insult either. Many people are angry at the actions which caused the rest of us fans to lose Korea from their anime and merchandise; after all, every other country in the world was equally poked fun at. However, I am not addressing that issue here. I just want people to forget all that and still try to love the character and language despite the controversy.

I also know that the chart isn't 100% accurate, but some of the accuracy had to be sacrificed so I could make an appropriate reference to APH. I just made this so it would spark some interest in the language, and hopefully people who are truly interested in learning will seek a teacher or book. Baby steps.
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