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.”
This character looks like a DOOR or the panels on a door. Knock knock! It makes the sound “D” as in “door.”
We’ve looked at the BED and the DOOR.
Can you remember which one is the BED?
CLICK on the BED 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.”
We have looked at 3 different letters now. Please select the GUN.
This character is a HAT. It looks a lot like a man wearing a top hat, doesn’t it?
That’s 4 characters so far. We’re well on our way! Can you remember which one is the HAT
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."
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?
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?
Next up, is the LADDER. Superheroes can climb ladders in a flash! See the rungs? It makes the sound "L" as in "ladder."
Climbin’ time! Can you pick out the LADDER from this lineup below?
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."
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."
Here are all of the letters we have looked at so far. Can you find the MESSAGE? Click on the MESSAGE 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."
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?
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