An Alphabet? Don't Asian languages look like this?
When most Americans think of Asian languages, a picture like this pops into
All they see is incomprehensible symbols, each one standing for an entire word. All
of them look impossibly complicated to the untrained eye. Let's face it:
This Tends To Scare People Away
Being illiterate isn't fun.
When you go to an Asian country, you can't read a newspaper or magazine; you
can't read a menu written in the native language; you can't even read a street sign.
There's just no way you can memorize those
thousands of symbols!
Calm down. Relax. Take a deep breath.
You don't have to use those difficult-looking symbols in Korean -- it has an alphabet.
Now, return to the first page.