Having even a rudimentary understanding of Hanja characters can significantly help one’s Korean studies – especially in the long run. As you learn more and more Korean vocabulary, the words will become increasingly more difficult and obscure. With some simple Hanja studying, it is possible to assume the meaning of a word even if you have never studied its meaning.
As is mentioned everywhere on our website, our lessons (both Korean and Hanja) will always be free. However, we offer PDF copies of all of our Korean Lessons in the form of Unit PDFs. We also offer our Hanja Lessons in the form of PDFs.
The Hanja PDFs are just like our Lessons on our website – but organized neatly into a printer-friendly PDF that you can use whenever you like. Our PDFs also look amazing on tablet devices.
Click the thumbnails to the left to see sample images of the Hanja PDF.
We offer a Workbook for our Hanja Unit 1 (we are still working on Unit 2 and Unit 3). It contains interesting questions and exercises designed to allow you to practice the content taught in Hanja Unit 1. While there are some exercises designed to allow you to practice drawing the characters, the Workbook mostly focuses on the meanings and usages of Hanja characters. Indeed, it will give you practice allowing you to recognize the characters better, which will in turn deepen your understanding of Korean vocabulary. There are 31 pages of content for you to work through, containing 101 exercises or questions (plus an additional 20 pages of answers to the exercises).
Hanja Simple List
You also might want an organized list of all of the Hanja characters we introduce, along with their corresponding Korean sound, Korean name and meaning in English. We offer a .csv file that contains every Hanja character included in Unit 1, 2 and 3. That’s 300 characters! This would be ideal if you want to personalize your Hanja studies in a way that is more appropriate for you. Below you can see a snapshot of what the file contains:
Hanja Anki Package
As with our Korean lessons, we also have an Anki Package for Hanja. The package contains four different ways that you can use the Anki Program to practice the 300 Hanja characters from Unit 1, 2 and 3.
- Prompt with Hanja character only, with the answer being the Korean character, name of the character and English meaning (this is my favorite!)
- Prompt with the Hanja character and English meaning, with the answer being the Korean character and name of the character
- Prompt with the Hanja character, Korean character and name of the character, with the answer being in English
- Prompt with the Korean character and Korean name, with the answer being the Hanja character and English translation
All are included in the package as separate files. Also included is a spreadsheet of the data in case you want to re-arrange something yourself.
If you live in Korea, you could also send us the funds directly. E-mail us at email@example.com for more information.
If you have any questions, never hesitate to contact us.
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