Korean Lesson – Hangeul 5: Syllables with a Final Consonant

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A syllable in Korean must have an initial consonant and a vowel. In the previous lesson, we looked at Korean syllables that have just these two letters.

But a syllable in Korean can also have a consonant at the end – a final consonant.

A final consonant is always drawn beneath the other letters of the syllable.



Korean English
막기 makgi block
사범 sabom instructor
선배 sonbae senior student
도복 dobok training clothes
도장 dojang training hall
주먹 jumok fist
손바닥 sonbadak palm


Once you’ve learnt the information given above, have a go at the exercises below. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. Match the pronunciation to the hangeul

For each romanised word in the table below, find the correct hangeul.

dobok a.) 두복 b.) 도복 c.) 보독
dojang a.) 두상 b.) 도잠 c.) 도장
sabom a.) 사밤 b.) 사범 c.) 서범
sonbae a.) 산배 b.) 선베 c.) 선배

2. Match the hangeul to the pronunciation

For each hangeul word in the table below, find the correct pronunciation.

막기 a.) mokgi b.) magi c.) makgi
주먹 a.) jumok b.) jumak c.) sumok
손바닥 a.) sonbadak b.) sondabak c.) sunbadak

3. Match the English to the Korean

For each English word in the table below, find the correct Korean word.

senior student a.) 사범 b.) 선배 c.) 선생
fist a.) 주먹 b.) 손바닥 c.) 손가락
palm a.) 주먹 b.) 손가락 c.) 손바닥
instructor a.) 사범 b.) 선생 c.) 선배

4. Match the Korean to the English

For each Korean word in the table below, find the correct English word.

도장 a.) training clothes b.) belt c.) training hall
도복 a.) instructor b.) training hall c.) training clothes
막기 a.) punch b.) stance c.) block


Exercise 1: b, c, b, c
Exercise 2: c, a, a
Exercise 3: b, a, c, a
Exercise 4: c, c, c

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