WARNING: This quiz makes use of psychological techniques which are designed for rapid encoding and memorization of the characters.

Hi, Hangul Hero. Your mission is simple: take these hard-to-memorize shapes and commit them to memory by linking them to a picture in order to create an association!

PRONUNCIATION TIP: The first letter of the English word in the picture has the same sound as the Korean character.

Click “Start” to accept your mission and begin learning the characters.

The first character looks like a BED with a bedpost at either end. See it? It also makes the sound “B” as in “bed.”

CLICK the BED to proceed
Click to move forward

This character looks like a DOOR or the panels on a door. Knock knock! It makes the sound “D” as in “door.”


CLICK on the DOOR to proceed
Click to move forward

We’ve looked at the BED and the DOOR.

Can you remember which one is the BED?

CLICK on the BED to proceed

Click to select correct option
Correct, you clicked on the . Well, done. Click anywhere inside the quiz to continue.
Oh no! You clicked on the . The correct answer was BED. Remember the bedposts? Let’s go back and try again.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

Next up is the GUN. This character looks a lot like a gun (a water gun of course — superheroes like you are much too powerful to need a gun)! It makes the sound “G” as in “gun.”

CLICK on the GUN to proceed.
Click to move forward

We have looked at 3 different letters now. Please select the GUN.

Click to select correct option
Correct, you clicked the GUN. Score! Click anywhere to continue..
Oops! You clicked on the . The correct answer was GUN. Let’s go back and try again.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

This character is a HAT. It looks a lot like a man wearing a top hat, doesn’t it?

CLICK on the HAT to continue.
Click to move forward

That’s 4 characters so far. We’re well on our way! Can you remember which one is the HAT

Click to select correct option
Correct, you clicked on the HAT. Nice work!
You clicked on the . The correct answer was the HAT. Let’s go back and try again.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

Up next we have the JUG. It looks just like a jug with a spout at the top. It makes the sound "J" as in "jug."

CLICK on the JUG to continue.
Click to move forward

Ok, time to make sure you’re still with us! Out of these three characters we've covered so far, can you click on the JUG?

Click to select correct option
Correct, you clicked on the JUG. Well, done.
You clicked on the . The correct answer was the JUG. Let’s go back and try again.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

Review time, Hangul Hero! Here are our prime suspects.

First, run through each and see if the association comes to you. Make sure you can identify each association without any prompts and correctly pronounce it. Proceed when you’re ready.

Can you pick out the BED from the lineup?

Click to select correct option
Awesome! You clicked on the BED. It makes the sound "B." You’re a natural! Click anywhere to continue.
Oops! You clicked on the . The correct answer was the BED. Remember, Remember to look for the bedposts to help you pick it out of the lineup. Let’s go back and try again.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

Next up, is the LADDER. Superheroes can climb ladders in a flash! See the rungs? It makes the sound "L" as in "ladder."

ClICK on the LADDER to proceed.
Click to move forward

Climbin’ time! Can you pick out the LADDER from this lineup below?

Click to select correct option
Awesome! You correctly chose the LADDER. Keep it up!
Oops! You clicked on the . The correct answer was the LADDER. Remember to look for the rungs to help you pick it out of the lineup. Let’s go back and try again.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

This character is the MESSAGE. It’s a square box like a message notification on a smartphone or a piece of mail. It makes the sound "M" as in "message."

CLICK on the MESSAGE to continue.
Click to move forward

his next character looks like a compass pointing up and to the right like a compass pointing to the north (and the east at the same time). We’ll call it NORTHEAST. It makes the sound "N" as in "northeast."

CLICK NORTHEAST to continue.
Click to move forward

Here are all of the letters we have looked at so far. Can you find the MESSAGE? Click on the MESSAGE to proceed.

Click to select correct option
Awesome! You picked the MESSAGE just as directed. Well done.
Oops! You clicked on the . The correct answer was the MESSAGE.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

This character is the SEASHELL. It looks like the top part of a shell or clam you could pick up on the beach at low tide. It makes the sound "S" as in "seashell."

CLICK SEASHELL to continue.
Click to move forward

Ok, Hangul Hero! Let’s see what you’re made of.

Before you answer, run through each and see if the association comes to you. Make sure you can identify each association without any prompts and correctly pronounce it. Proceed when you’re ready.

Can you pick out the SEASHELL from the lineup?

Click to select correct option
Awesome! You picked the SEASHELL just as directed. Well done.
Oops! You clicked on the . The correct answer was the SEASHELL.
Click here to try again or click anywhere to proceed

Awesome work, Hangul Hero! We’ve covered all 9 letters for today. Korean has a total of 24 characters and we want to teach them all to you using this same method. Expect an email soon!

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