How to Write Korean Letters

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How to Write Korean Letters
The Korean language is composed of a simple alphabet. (Anicent Chinese Calligraphy image by Da Vynci from

The Korean alphabet letters might appear similar to Chinese and Japanese alphabets, but these letters can be simpler to learn. Thinkzone calls the Korean Hangul alphabet a "very simple and logical alphabet, which you can learn in a few minutes." The letters in the Korean alphabet number just 14 basic consonants and 21 vowels, with many similar-looking letters, so writing Korean letters can be a simple learning process.

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Things you need

  • Copy of Korean alphabet
  • Tracing paper
  • Calligraphy pen or other writing implement
  • Ink

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  1. 1

    Print a copy of the complete Korean alphabet. A copy of the Korean alphabet can be obtained at Omniglot.

    How to Write Korean Letters
    Examples of the Korean language are found in ancient tablets. (south Korean script image by Gina Smith from
  2. 2

    Place tracing paper atop the Korean alphabet letters. Prepare pen for writing, loading it with ink if necessary.

    How to Write Korean Letters
    A calligraphy pen is often used to create Korean letters. (ink parchment and pen 2 image by Lauren Ingro from
  3. 3

    Write Korean letters, beginning at the start of the Korean alphabet, by tracing the alphabet letters onto the tracing paper, following the lines as closely as possible. Tracing the letters will help you to learn the strokes needed to form the letters.

    How to Write Korean Letters
    Calligraphy pens can be dipped in ink to create Korean letters. (set for calligraphy image by Daria Miroshnikova from
  4. 4

    Continue to trace the alphabet letters until you have completed all of the letters in the Korean alphabet.

    How to Write Korean Letters
    Ink should be used sparingly to avoid ink splatters or leaking. (set for calligraphy image by Daria Miroshnikova from
  5. 5

    Practice the Korean alphabet regularly until you feel confident forming the letters. When you feel ready to do so, you can begin to write complete words.

    How to Write Korean Letters
    A set of writing tools can be useful in writing Korean letters. (writing-materials image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from
  6. 6

    Combine Korean letters to form words, such as your own name. Find a copy of your name in Korean at Chinese-Tools. The Korean language leaves spaces in between words, just as the English language does, so be sure to leave a small space in between each word.

    How to Write Korean Letters
    With regular practice, the Korean alphabet will become easier to write. (learning language image by bright from

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