The final consonant of a Korean syllable is called the bachim(받침). Any consonant can be placed as the final consonant(받침) in a Korean syllable but only seven different pronunciation values can be produced from the final consonant(받침). The following table displays which consonant produces which pronunciation when placed as the final consonant(받침) of a Korean syllable.

Final Consonants(받침)

Ending Consonant(받침) Pronunciation Value
ㄲ, ㄱ, ㅋ k
ㄷ, ㅌ,ㅆ, ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅊ, ㅎ t
ㅂ, ㅍ p

Korean Study Tips

♦   Focus on the pronunciation value “t” as it has many consonants that differ from their original pronunciation values

♦   Also focus on “ㅇ” as it is pronounced as “ng” when place as the final consonant(받침)

My Korean Words

Pronunciation Value “k” ㄲ, ㄱ, ㅋ

Word Romanization English Translation
pak outside
수박 subak watermelon
부엌 pueok kitchen

Pronunciation Value “n” ㄴ

Word Romanization English Translation
ton money
nun eye, snow
san mountain

Pronunciation Value “t” ㄷ, ㅌ, ㅆ, ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅊ, ㅎ

Word Romanization English Translation
숟가락 sutkarak spoon
geut end, finish
했다 haetda did
ot clothes
nat daytime
got flower
하얗다 hayatda white

Pronunciation Value “l” ㄹ

Word Romanization English Translation
pal arm
sul alcohol
과일 kwail fruit

Pronunciation Value “m” ㅁ

Word Romanization English Translation
pam night
김치 kimchi kimchi
엄마 eomma mom

Pronunciation Value “p” ㅂ, ㅍ

Word Romanization English Translation
chip house
pap cooked rice
ip leaf
ap front

Pronunciation Value “ng” ㅇ

Word Romanization English Translation
kong ball
가방 kabang bag
bang room

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