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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Korean language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles, based on the standard dialect of South Korea.

See Korean phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Korean.

Korean consonants
IPA Hangul RR English approximation
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]]<ref>Allophone of /p/ between voiced sounds.</ref> b ball
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]]<ref>Allophone of /t/ between voiced sounds.</ref> d doll
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ʑ]]<ref>Allophone of /tɕ/ between voiced sounds.</ref> j gee
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ɡ]]<ref>Allophone of /k/ between voiced sounds.</ref> g gall
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] h hall
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] [ㅛ, ㅠ,ㅑ,ㅕ,
ㅖ, ㅒ]<ref>Spelled by doubling the short line on the vowel.</ref>
y you
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] ㄱ, [ㅋ]<ref>ㅋ is [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|k]]] at the end of a syllable.</ref> g, k kid
kk skin
ㅋ, [ㅎㄱ] k cup
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] ㄹ, [ㄴ]<ref>ㄹ is [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|l]]] at the end of a syllable. ㄹㄴ and ㄴㄹ may be [l:].</ref> l lip
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] ㅁ, ㅂ<ref>ㅂ is [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|m]]] before [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|n]]] or [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|m]]].</ref> m mall
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]]
[ㄹ, ㄷ, ㅅ, ㅈ]<ref>ㄹ may be [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|n]]] at the start of a word. ㄷ, ㅅ, ㅈ are [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|n]]] before [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|n]]] or [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|m]]].</ref>
n not
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ŋ]] ㅇ, [ㄱ]<ref>ㅇ is only [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|ŋ]]] at the end of a syllable. ㄱ is [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|ŋ]]] before [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|n]]], [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|m]]] or [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|ɾ]]].</ref> ng king
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] , [ㅍ]<ref>ㅍ is [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|p]]] at the end of a syllable.</ref> b, p paint
pp spit
, [ㅎㅂ] p paint
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ɾ]] r like Scots r or American ladder
s like see, but aspirated (with more breath)
ss see
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ɕʰ]]<ref>Allophone of /s/ before /i/ and /j/.</ref> s she
ɕ͈<ref>Allophone of /s͈/ before /i/ and /j/.</ref> ss see
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]]
[ㅌ, ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅊ]<ref>All are [t] and RR t at the end of a syllable.</ref>
d
t
tall
tt stall
, [ㅎㄷ] t tall
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ɕ]] j cheek
tɕ͈ jj pizza
tɕʰ ㅊ, [ㅎㅈ] ch cheek
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] [ㅜ, ㅗ]<ref>Spelled ㅜ before [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|ʌ]]], [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|e]]], [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|i]]]; ㅗ before [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|ɛ]]], [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|a]]]; ㅚ [[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}|ø]]] can also be pronounced [we]</ref> w wall
Korean vowels and diphthongs
IPA Hangul RR English approximation
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] a bat
spa
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] e set, Spanish queso
rays, Brazilian Portuguese peixes
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ɛ]] ae bet, Italian bella
ɛː says, French fête
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] i mean
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] o core
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ø]] oe weld
øː
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}]] u moon
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ʌ]] eo mud
əː pearl (RP), with spread lips
[[{{#invoke:IPA symbol|main}}ɯ]] eu like moon, but with spread lips
ɯː
ɰi ui like wee, but with spread lips

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