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ㄱ
ㄱ
ㄱ

기역

Basic
Type Consonant
Subtype Simple
Related , , ,
Classification 1 Velar
Classification 2 Stop
Sounds
IPA /k/
Basic sounds /k-/, /-g-/, /-k̚/
Capable sounds , ,
받침 Sound Change? Yes
Romanization
Revised g, k
McCune-Reischauer g, k
Yale k
SKATS L
DPRK k
Kontsevich К-, -г-, -к / K, -g-, -k
Sign Language
KSL ㄱ.jpg
Hangeul
Learn hangeul Step 2




Archaic and obsolete letters


Basic

Beginners should start in the learning Hangeul section →

ㄱ (기역) is a side view of the back of the tongue raised toward the velum (soft palate).

The description of this character originally found in the 훈민정음 (the first text explaining 한글) was 其役 [기역].

Pronunciation

Start

Sounds when found at the beginning of a word
Basic Examples

Error: file ㄱ boy beginning.mp3 not found



Pronounced by a boy.

Error: file ㄱ girl beginning.mp3 not found



Pronounced by a girl.

Error: file 가.mp3 not found


Error: file 거.mp3 not found


Error: file 고.mp3 not found


Error: file 구.mp3 not found


Error: file 그.mp3 not found


Error: file 기.mp3 not found


Error: file 개.mp3 not found


Error: file 게.mp3 not found


Middle

Sounds when found at the middle of a word
Basic Examples

Error: file ㄱ boy middle.mp3 not found



Pronounced by a boy.

Error: file ㄱ girl middle.mp3 not found



Pronounced by a girl.
니가

Error: file 니가.mp3 not found


End

Sounds when found at the end of a word
Basic Examples

Error: file ㄱ boy end.mp3 not found



Pronounced by a boy.

Error: file ㄱ girl end.mp3 not found



Pronounced by a girl.

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


Sound Changes

Pattern Examples
ㄱ + ㅇ → ㄱ
한국어
 [한구거]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㄺ + ㅇ → ㄹ + ㄱ / Otherwise ㄺ → ㄱ
읽다
 [익다]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


읽은 책
 [일근 책]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㄳ + ㅇ → ㄱ + ㅅ / Otherwise ㄳ → ㄱ
 [넉]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


넋이 나가다
 [넉시 나가다]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㄱ + ㄴ → ㅇ + ㄴ
국내
 [궁내]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㄱ + ㅁ → ㅇ + ㅁ
국민
 [궁민]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㄱ + ㄹ → ㅇ + ㄴ
독립
 [동닙]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㄱ + ㅎ → ㅋ
국화
 [구콰]

Error: file 각.mp3 not found


ㅎ + ㄱ
ㄱ + ㄱ → ㄱ + ㄲ
국가
 [국까]

Error: file 국가.mp3 not found


ㄷ + ㄱ → ㄷ + ㄲ
받기
 [받끼]

Error: file 받기.mp3 not found


ㅌ + ㄱ → ㅌ + ㄲ
ㅂ + ㄱ → ㅂ + ㄲ
ㅍ + ㄱ → ㅍ + ㄲ
덮개
 [덥깨]

Error: file 덮개.mp3 not found


ㅅ + ㄱ → ㅅ + ㄲ
ㅈ + ㄱ → ㅈ + ㄲ
ㅊ + ㄱ → ㅊ + ㄲ
꽃가루
 [꼳까루]

Error: file 꽃가루.mp3 not found


See Also