How to conjugate a verb in Korean

How to conjugate a verb in Korean

You want to learn how to conjugate Korean verbs? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Korean lessons complete with useful examples. I speak, you speak, we all speak... we make learning Korean verbs fun.

Korean verb conjugation: I

Verbs are used to describe actions. A unique feature of Korean is that it conjugates differently to convey a meaning of familiarity or respect. Verbs in Korean can used the verb 'to be' as an auxiliary verb. Korean verbs in the present tense do not conjugate for each person. This means that the verb stays the same for 'I', 'you', 'he', 'they' etc. This is similar to the case in English. There is however a verb ending for the familiar form and a different verb ending for the respectful form.


jonön katda
I have
jonen norayo
I play
jonen ilgoyo
I read
jonen jayo
I sleep
jonen mogoyo
I eat
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Linguists are uncertain whether Korean belongs to the Altaic language family or whether it is a language isolate, unrelated to any other language. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Korean would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Korean

Learn to get by in Korean with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Korean greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Sonyonön yeppöda.
The girl is pretty.
Sonyonön jagayo.
The girl is small.
Sonyonön jinöngjogida.
The girl is clever.
Sonyonön göloyo.
The girl is lazy.
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Step 8 : Korean verbs

Verbs are used to describe actions. There are 1000's of verbs that you can learn in Korean. A good approach would be to start out by learning just three Korean verbs by heart. We suggest you learn the Korean verbs poda, parada and joahada (see, want, like). Using the nouns ček, uja and mun (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each verb with each noun (I want the book, you see the chair, they like the door etc.). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Korean verbs including useful examples. After you've learned using the three verbs poda, parada and joahada by heart you can move on to Step 9 (Korean possessive pronouns).

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