R or L

Eyerus--

How can i differentiate r and l?

sujung-lee

Hi Eyerus, Differentiating between R and L when using ㄹ can be tricky for English speakers! The general rule is ㄹ = R when: - it is the first consonant in a syllable (eg: 라면 or "noodles" pronounced ramyun) - it is before a vowel (eg: 파리 or "fly" pronounced pari) - it is before a weak consonant like ㅎ (eg: 말해 or "speak" pronounced marhae) So ㄹ = L when: - followed by a consonant (eg: 밀가루 or "flour" pronounced milkaru) - followed by another ㄹ (eg: 멀리 or "far" pronounced meolli) - ㄴ meets ㄹ (eg: 반력 "reaction" prounounced banlyeog) I hope this helps! If you need more help or clarification, please let me know ^^ - Sujung

James-Schorr

Very helpful, thanks!

sujung-lee

I'm glad you found it useful James :)

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