아/어/여 (present tense)

V + 아/어/여 When we want to speak in present tense, we conjugate korean verbs by removing the verb stem ‘다’ and replacing it with either 아,어 or 여. 1. When the verb’s last vowel ends in ㅏ or ㅗ, we replace the stem with ‘아’. 2. When the verb’s last vowel does not end […]

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 […]

(ㄴ/은),는,(ㄹ/을),던 (past, present, future) particles, verbs into adjectives

We already know how to make past tense, present tense and future tense with verbs. Now let’s learn how to use those tenses to modify nouns. We’ve already learned how to turn verbs into nouns, but we haven’t discussed how to do it with different tenses, and how they modify nouns. V + 는 1. […]