- punchindun / 2015.06.29
compared with japanese or arabic, I think it's the easiest alphabet to remember. chinese?? you need to remember a word, not an alphabet.. Korean even easier than my own alphabet (javanese), cz it's from sanskrit.. like thai..
if you are not lazy.. you can remember ALL in an hour. hhe. :))
here are the most common ones:
ㅋㅋ – sound of giggling/laughing.
ㅠㅠ / ㅜㅜ – sad/crying eyes.
ㅎㅎ – [하하/haha] – Haha.
ㅇㅇ – [응/ung] – Yes.
ㅉㅉ – tsk tsk (that clicking sound you do with your tongue when you are displeased with someone).
ㅇㅋ – [오키/oki] – Okay.
ㄱㅅ – [감사/kamsa] – Thank you.
ㅊㅋ – [축하 / chokha] – Congratulations.
ㄴㄴ – [노노 / nono] – No.
ㅈㅅ – [죄송 / joesong] – Sorry.
ㄱㄷ – [기다려 / kidaryeo] – Wait.
ㄱㄱ – [고고 / gogo] – Gogo.
ㅂㅂ – [바이바이 / baibai] – Bye Bye.
ㄷㄷ – [덜덜 / deoldeol] – I’m shivering.
ㅅㄱ – [수고 / sugo] – Well done / Good job.
Pigs in America: OINK OINK.
Pigs in Korea: GGOOL GGOOL (꿀꿀).
Sheep and goats in America: BAH.
Sheep and goats in Korean: MAE EH (매애).
Cows in America: MOO.
Cows in Korea: EUM MAE (음매).
Dogs in America: WOOF.
Dogs in Korea: MUNG MONG (멍멍).
Lions to Americans: ROAR & GROWL.
Lions to Koreans: EU REU RUNG (으르렁).
Chicks in America: CHEEP CHEEP.
Chicks in Korea: BBEE YAK BBEE YAK (삐악삐악).
Roosters in America: COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO.
Roosters in Korea: GGO GGEE OH (꼬끼오).
Hens in America: CACKLE & CLUCK.
Hens in Korea: GGO GGO DEK (꼬꼬댁) & GGO GGO (꼬꼬).
Crows in America: CAW CAW.
Crows in Korea: GGA AK GGA AK (까악까악).
Ducks in America: QUACK.
Ducks in Korea: GGWEK GGWEK (꽥꽥).
Birds in America: TWEET TWEET.
Birds in Korea: JJEK JJEK (짹짹).
Mice in America: SQUEAK.
Mice in Korea: JJEEK JJEEK (찍찍).
Snakes in America: HISS.
Snakes in Korea: (silence).
Frogs in America: CROAK.
Frogs in Korea: GAE GOOL GAE GOOL (개골개골).
Cats in America: MEOW.
Cats in Korea: YA ONG (야옹).
What’s your favorite Korean animal sound? And what kind of sounds do cats make in YOUR country? Let us know the comment section below :)