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Grammar Lesson 3 Korean

보다,편이다 (compared to, relatively, preference)

보다 is used for comparing two nouns. 아/어/여 편이다 is used for preference or to say relatively [verb].

N1 + 은/는 + N2 + 보다 + 더 + …

1. 보다 is attached to a noun, and is used for saying something like ‘A is more [verb] than B’. To make this sentence, in Korean we write A은/는 B보다 더 [verb], or B보다 A는 더 [verb].

V + 아/어/여 + 편이다

2. To say you prefer something more or mean to say relatively [verb], you conjugate the verb normally using 아/어/여, then add 편이다 as an ending.

Examples

한국에는 캘리포니아보다 더 추워요. = It is colder in Korea than California.

캘리포니아보다 한국은 더 추워요. = It is colder in Korea than California.

커피는 차보다 더 맛있어요. = Coffee is more delicious than Tea.

커피는 차를 좋아해 편이에요. = I prefer tea to coffee.

좀 더운 편이에요. = It is relatively hot.