< ㅅ vs. ㅆ pronunciation in Korean >.
There are two different Korean s's as well.
a plain ㅅ and a tense ㅆ. .
In this case, though, the tense ㅆ sounds a little more like the English s than the plain one. The tense ㅆ in Korean is a just a bit more tensed, with a harsher hissing sound that is normal in English, and it has the familiar raised pitch of tense consonants. Try saying 싸 with a good tense ㅆ.
To pronounce a nice 'plain' or soft ㅅ, you might imagine there is an h sound before the ㅅ. Try to saying 사랑 in a breathy, romantic way, and your ㅅ will probably be about right.
- 사 싸 / 소 쏘 / 설 썰
- 삼 쌈 / 살 쌀 / 생 쌩
- 산 싼 / 수 쑤 / 서 써
< Double consonant (ㅆsound) practice >.
- 싸요 to be cheap - 귤이 싸요. the tangerine is cheap
- 써요 to write/ to use - 나는 일기를 써요. I write in my diary
- 싸워요. to fight - 왜 싸워요? why are you fighting?
- 글씨 a character/ a letter/a handwriting - 권지용의 글씨가 예뻐요. GD's handwriting is pretty
- 비싸요 to be expensive - 한국은 우유가 비싸요. A milk is expensive in Korea