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Practice your handwriting

With Korean Handwriting: Word by Word


In this book you will...​

  • Write in different handwriting styles

  • Learn vocabulary words 

  • Use Korean cursive

  • Practice stroke order

  • Improve your handwriting

Pronunciation Guides

Cute Pictures

Meet the Handwriting Styles

This book showcases six core handwriting styles, plus eleven additional practice styles.

Below you can see the same word '커피' (coffee) written in all seventeen styles.

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All the styles are real fonts.

Many of which are based off the handwriting of real people.

How it works

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First: Stroke Order

At the start of each section, you'll see a diagram (like above) explaining the proper stroke order for the word.

Each stroke is clearly labeled showing it's order and stroke direction.

You'll also see the meaning of the word (in this case 'meat') and and the romanization ('gogi').

Then: Style

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Next, we show you the word in six different handwriting styles  and give you space to practice writing it yourself.

There is space to trace the word and write it free-hand.

What is stroke order?

Korean Stroke Order

'Stroke order' is the order and direction for every line that makes up each consonant and vowel. Each character has at least one official stroke order. Learning the official stroke order from the beginning will establish a strong writing foundation, create good writing habits, and make your handwriting look more natural.

Do people really use stroke order?

Yes, they do. Children are taught the stroke order when they learn to read and write in school. This then becomes ingrained into their individual writing styles. While every person has their own unique handwriting style, and every letter does not have to look exactly the same, generally the stroke order is followed.
That being said, there are exceptions. There are some shortcuts that native speakers use to write more quickly, even if it goes against the official stroke order. In this book, once we've gone over the official stroke order we will show you some of these shortcuts as well.

Do native speakers really follow the stroke order?

Want to learn Stroke order?

Learn stroke order in Korean Handwriting: Consonants & Vowels

In this book, we teach the standard stroke order of all consonants and vowels.
Then we also teach you handwriting variations and cursive styles.


Volume Two

More content and features available in Korean Handwriting Vol. 2!

Get Inspired

Vocab Words

250+ Vocabulary words

Meet the Vocab Words

We hand-picked over two hundred and fifty vocabulary words for this book.

These words were chosen to be fun, useful words that show a wide variety of consonant and vowel combinations to give you maximum writing variety.

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Learn all these words and many more in Vol. 2!


Pronunciation Guides

In Vol. 2, we give pronunciation guides according to Korean sound-change rules.


What are sound- change rules?

Korean isn't always read as it's written

"Sound-change rules" refer to how the pronunciation of Korean words can differ from how they are written.

For example, the rule of re-syllabification means that a word like '얼음' (ice) is pronounced [어름]. 

And the rule of tensification means that a word like '맥주' (beer) is pronounced [맥쭈].

Learn in Context

Learn sound-change rules in context as you learn vocabulary words.

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Native Speaker Tips

Although every language has rules, there are always exceptions.

When it comes to pronunciation, sometimes native speakers follow their own rules.

For example, even though 'cafe' is always written as '페', native speakers always pronounce it as '페.'

We share these insider tips in this book!

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See the book in action

Before you buy

Black-and-white vs color

Please note that the paperback version is printed in black-and-white.

The PDF version is in color.

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