와/과,하고,(이)랑,및 (and/with)

When we want to say Noun A and/with Noun B, we use 와/과, 하고 or (이)랑 between the two nouns. N + 와/과 1. 와/과 is formal, and usually used in writing. If the noun ends in a consonant, we append 과 to the end of the first noun. If the noun ends in a vowel, we […]

Irregular Verbs (ㅂ,르,ㄷ,ㅅ)

Now it’s time to learn about irregular verbs. Irregular verbs don’t follow the regular present tense conjugations. There are four different verb endings you should be aware of: ㅂ,르,ㄷ,ㅅ. 1. If a verb ends in ‘ㅂ’, first if the vowel before the ㅂ is 오, then we remove the ㅂ, and add 오, else if […]

고 있다 (Present Progressive Tense)

AV + 고 있다 Present Progressive tense is the tense you use when you are saying you are currently doing something. In English the equivalent ending is ‘-ing’. In Korean, we remove the ‘다’ part of the verb, and replace it with 고 있어요, which is the usual polite form. Note that the honorific version […]