1A Part 3

BATCHIM

A Hangeul syllable is made of a consonant and a vowel and also can be made by adding one more consonant below the vowel. This added consonant at the bottom is called ‘Batchim(받침) or a final consonant meaning a ‘supporter’. The way to use a ‘Batchim’ in a syllable with or without is shown as below;Batchim(받침)

 

batchim structure

 

 

How to pronounce Batchim? 

When Korean consonants are located at the end of a syllable as a ‘Batchim’, they are pronounced in only 7 representative sounds . For example, syllables such as ‘박’, ‘밬’, ‘밖’ which have ‘ㄱ’, ‘ㅋ’, ‘ㄲ’ as their ‘Batchims’ will be pronounced as the representative sound ‘ㄱ(k)’ such as ‘book’ or ‘cook’. As a result, the syllables will be pronounced as the same sound [박]. In addition, ‘ㅇ’, that has no sound value as the initial sound, is pronounced as ‘ng’ like ‘young’ or ‘ring’ as the ‘Batchim’. The respective ‘Batchims’ are pronounced as shown in the following table:

 

BATCHIM SOUNDS

 

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‘K’ SOUNDS ‘M’ SOUNDS ‘N’ SOUNDS ‘NG’ SOUNDS
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‘P’ SOUNDS ‘T’ SOUNDS ‘R’ SOUNDS
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