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Tips For Understanding Korean Adjectives

learn korean adjectivesLearning Korean adjectives can really help you move forward if you want to know how to learn Korean language and becoming fluent.  Again, start with the basics with any language and progress from there.  These are the essential building blocks to eventually learning to speak fluently in a foreign language.

This post includes a bit of grammar and vocabulary in addition to Korean adjectives. There are basic principles you can follow to help you make this transition.

For example: The adjective “big” = kuh dah or 그다.
Jip means house and is written in Hangul 집. To say “this house is big” ==> 이 집 그다.
To say: “this house is not big” ==> 이 집 안 그다.

Another example: The adjective “small” = chak dah or 작다.
“This house is small” ==> 이 집 작다.
“This house isn’t small” ==> 이 집 안 작다

The third Korean adjective is “good” = choah or 좋아.
“That camera is good” ==> 저 카메라 좋아.
“That camera isn’t good” ==> 저 카메라 안 좋아.

The next Hangul adjective we will teach you is “bad” = nappa or 나쁜.
“That camera is bad” ==> 저 카메라 나쁜.
“That camera isn’t bad” ==> 저 카메라 안 나쁜.

The last adjective we will share with you is “fun” = chemi or 재미.
“The book is fun” ==> 그책 재미있다.
“The book is boring” ==> 그책 재미 없어.

These are just some simple adjectives to help get you started. Another great way to effectively build your Korean adjectives is by grouping them. For instance, start with learning Korean weather adjectives, then emotions, feelings, colors and so forth.

By organizing them you will be able to put together Korean phrases while studying at a faster rate. We hope this brief lesson has helped you take a step further to helping you learn to speak Korean.


Resources:
Korean Adjective Endings
http://ezcorean.com/korean_grammar/Verbs_and_Adjectives/adjectives_a.k.a._DV_descriptive_verbs

Simple Adjectives In Korean
http://www.flashcardexchange.com/cards/korean-useful-verbs-adjectives-251509


6 Responses to “Tips For Understanding Korean Adjectives”

  1. Brittany says:

    Cool examples. Now I know a few more sentences in Korean.

  2. Jake says:

    Now that I know the alphabet in Korean, it’s cool to learn these adjectives and put phrases together. This website is structured nicely.

  3. Troy says:

    Annyong! What’s the easiest way to learn grammar in Korean? I’m trying to teach my friend how to speak Korean but it’s more difficult than I thought!

    • JJ says:

      Hello Troy.

      First thing you’ll want to project is to get the basics down. This includes articles, particles, word order and verb tenses. As you teach these components, you can also incorporate adjectives and conjuctions. Encourage your students to practice and make use of word and grammar games! Feel free to browse through our site and I’m sure you’ll find tips here and there.

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