Tag: noun

  • 들, 의 (plural, possession)

    I’m going to introduce two noun particles this time. One, -들, is attached to a noun to make it plural. Two, -의, is attached to a noun to signify possession by that noun. N + 들 1. -들 is attached to a noun to make that noun plural, but this is only to emphasize plurality,…

  • 기,는 것,ㅁ/음 (verb into noun)

    In Korean there are several ways to turn a verb into a noun. In English, we often use ‘-ing’ to do this; I like eating = I like the act of ‘to eat’. I enjoy listening to music = I enjoy the act of ‘to listen to music’. And so forth. There are three ways…

  • (으)로 (by,with,direction)

    N + (으)로 (으)로 is a noun particle that means by, with or direction. Depending on how we use it, this particle can mean many different things: 1. (으)로 can mean ‘to’ somewhere when used with a location noun and a moving verb like 가다. 2. (으)로 can mean ‘by’ or ‘with’ when used with…

  • 게,히,이,(적)으로 Adverbs

    There are several ways to make an adverb in Korean. Generally, the most common way is to conjugate the adjective with the ending ‘게’, but other words may conjugate with ‘히’, ‘이’, or ‘으로’, depending on the verb. DV + 게 1. ‘게’ is the most common way of making an adverb. You just take…

  • Korean Grammar, Verb/Noun Conjugations, Continued…

    Korean Grammar, Verb/Noun Conjugations, Continued…

    Continuing from my previous post on learning korean, I’ve found that many textbooks and beginning korean grammar books are insufficient. Mainly, they’re too old fashioned and often teach you very formal, polite ways of saying things. But I want to be able to talk to my korean friends using colloquial modern usage!! I’m not going…

  • Update: Learning Korean

    Update: new, more indepth korean grammar post here. So a couple posts back, I described how I was beginning to learn Korean, an exciting new language that is both similar yet different from Chinese. So far, I’ve found that although I’ve progressed, I haven’t progressed as quickly as I had when I first started. The…