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"Korean alphabet. For over a millennium, Korean was written with adapted Chinese characters called hanja, complemented by phonetic systems like hyangchal, gugyeol, and idu. In the 15th century, a national writing system called hangul was commissioned by Sejong the Great, but it only came into widespread use in the 20th century, because of the yangban aristocracy's preference for hanja."


How I Taught Myself Hangeul in Under 2 Hours

And you can too! I've made a free downloadable PDF of the basic Hangeul to get you started. ;) #korean