Tag: verb

  • 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…

  • (ㄴ/은),운,(적)인 Adjectives

    In Korean there is a very simple way to make an adjective. DV + (ㄴ/은) 1.You take a descriptive verb, remove the ‘다’ base, and if it ends in a vowel, you add ㄴ to the bottom, and if it ends in a consonant, you append 은, and place it in front of the noun…

  • 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…

  • 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…