How to read Korean fast


You need only a pen or text editor. Write letters and words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Practice with Hangul and the Latin alphabet. Learn the Korean alphabet with typing and pronunciation.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    Learn letters and keyboard layout. Start text editor and set maximize the font size.


    Type letters randomly like these images. Repeat from 1 letter to 3 letters. Consonants are on the left hand side, and vowels are on the right hand side. Practice separately.

    Next, type Hangul. Type "consonant + vowel + consonant" characters.


    Type letters like these images. Repeat these 3 steps.

    You should learn alphabets with pronunciation. Practice typing and pronunciation alternately.

    Write words repeatedly

    Korean word 1letter
    Korean word 2letters
    Korean word 3letters

    Learn some short words. Type 1-3 letter words repeatedly. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Write a simple sentence with line breaks. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write more sentences.

    You should also practice in the Latin alphabet. Write words and sentences.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Learn alphabets and words with romanization. Read word lists and dictionaries. Wiktionary includes romanization, Chinese character, IPA, etymology, etc. It has a Swadesh list.

    Appendix:Korean Swadesh list - Wiktionary

    Read Korean Wikipedia. The pages have similar structures. Headwords are often written in Hangul, Chinese character, and English. Read the first sentence of pages.

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    Increase your knowledge and vocabulary. Read and watch news.

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.


    You can learn listening with tools and captions.

    Read news with text-to-speech tools. I use "Read Aloud" add-on with my web browser.

    Watch YouTube videos with automatic captions.

    KBS News - YouTube

    On some videos, captions are added by the owner.

    SBS 뉴스 - YouTube


    Learn alphabets, syllables, words with pronunciation. Romanization and IPA symbol will help you.


    Imagine the structure of syllable. The basic pattern is "consonant + vowel + consonant".

    Learn vowels and consonants syllables with IPA symbols. There is no difficult pronunciation. Combine Korean alphabets, Latin alphabets, IPA symbols, and pronunciations.

    Learn one syllable words. Google Translate shows romanization and sound.

    You should practice with vowels, consonants, syllables, words, and sentences. They have their own rules.

    Writing Training

    Writing training is important for reading ability. Write simple sentences many times. Write with your imagination.


    Learn the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    The basic word order is SOV. Modifiers are placed before the words they modify.


    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Use various images. Write various sentences.


    Korean grammar is very different from English. Lean them with simple sentences.

    Compare Korean postpositions with English syntax and prepositions. Compare verbs and conjugations.

    Write and speak many simple sentences.


    Google News and VOA has Korean contents.

    Other Languages

    Korean is influenced by Chinese language and Chinese character.

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