동사 : Verbs

All verbs have a verb stem. The verb stem is the basic form of the verb.

It is important to know the verb stem because the verb will change in accordance to past tense, present tense, as well as future tense. Thus, if you do not know the verb stem, you will have problems using them interchangeably.

A verb stem usually ends in ~다.

For e.g. 가다 (go), 예쁘다 (beautiful), 공부하다 (study)

Verbs can be classified into 2 categories:

1) Action verb 동작동사

Action, as the name implies, refers to an action, e.g. run, walk, talk

2) Adjective  verb 형용사

Adjective, as the name implies, is used to describe something, e.g. beautiful, long, fat

In my next 2 posts, I will talk about the verbs in more details. Stay tuned! ^^

{ Romanization of (a) 가다 (go) ga~da, (b) 예쁘다 (beautiful) ye~b-~da, (c) 공부하다 (study) gong~bu~ha~da, (d) 동작동사 (action verb) tong~jak~tong~sa, (e) 형용사 (adjective verb) hyeong~yong~sa}

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About nunasaoirse

I have been learning Korean language for more than 8 years in either Singapore or Korea. Writing this blog helps me to refresh my knowledge. I am still revising Korean language every now and then but not actively. This blog consisted of the gist of the several Korean textbooks that I am using and you may find some examples "de-ja-vu".
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