Korean, or 한국어 in its native script, is a language in the Koreanic language family. It’s spoken predominantly in South Korea and has around 80 million native speakers.

Korean is very different than English or other European languages, but is very similar to Japanese and other languages with a similar structure like Turkish and Mongolian. Even without any knowledge of related languages, however, it’s actually a very straightforward language to learn for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • A nearly perfect morphophonemic orthography (simple writing system)
  • Relatively simple phonology
  • Few exceptions
  • Intuitive word formation rules

With some effort along with the articles on Perfect Polyglot, you’ll be speaking flawless Korean in no time.