Hanja Unit 1: Lessons 1 – 20

HanjaLogoWelcome to the Hanja section of HowtoStudyKorean.com! Make no mistake about it – our website is dedicated to teaching you Korean. However even a small amount of studying Hanja can help one’s Korean studies tremendously. In our Hanja Lessons, you will gradually be introduced to the most common and important characters that can help you with your Korean studies.

Korean people, even those who claim to be “absolutely terrible in Hanja” are able to recognize about 100 basic characters. Because of this, these characters are often substituted for the Hangeul equivalents in various written forms of Korean (newspapers, books, signs, movie posters, TV drama names, etc…). This first Unit will introduce you to the first 105 Hanja characters that any learner of Korean should know.

Lesson 1
The First Five
大, 小, 中, 山, 門

Lesson 2
In and Out
入, 出, 口, 上, 下

Lesson 3
Days, Months, Year, Inside, Outside
日, 月, 年, 內, 外

Lesson 4
People
人, 子, 父, 母, 男, 女

Lesson 5
Numbers
一, 二, 三, 四, 五, 六, 七, 八, 九, 十

Lesson 6
Direction
東, 西, 北, 南

Lesson 7
Simplicity
王, 天, 手, 字, 員

Lesson 8
Korea
漢, 國, 民, 美, 韓

Lesson 9
Water
江, 水, 川, 冷, 本

Lesson 10
Feelings
心, 身, 體, 感, 家

Lesson 11
Names
名, 品, 金, 李, 正

Lesson 12
Yes, No, Use, Half
無, 不, 用, 半, 白

Lesson 13
School
學, 生, 校, 先, 師

Lesson 14
Public
公, 市, 區, 洞, 合

Lesson 15
Places
場, 室, 食, 地, 方

Lesson 16
Time
時, 期, 間, 同, 百

Lesson 17
Part, Whole
部, 分, 多, 數, 全

Lesson 18
New
新, 現, 代, 文, 化

Lesson 19
Power
力, 强, 弱, 火, 信

Lesson 20
World
土, 世, 木, 球, 立

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