Korean Adjectives

Welcome to the second Korean lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Korean to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black
검정 [heuksaek]
grey
grey
회색 [hwehsaek]
white
white
백색 [baeksaek]
blue
blue
파랑 [parang]
green
green
초록 [chorok]
yellow
yellow
노랑 [norang]
red
red
빨강 [ppal-kang]
brown
brown
갈색 [kal-saek]

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Korean + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
우리집은 흰색입니다
[urijibeun hyinsaegimnida]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
당신의 국가는 (규모가) 큽니다
[tangshinye kukganeun (kyumo-ga) keumnida]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
새(로 구입한) 책들은 값이 비쌉니다
[sae(ro kuibhan) chaekdeu-reun gapthi bissamnida]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
우리는 이것(여기)에 만족합니다
[urineun ikeot(yeo-gi)e manjokhamnida]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
그녀는 작은 개 세 마리를 키우고 있습니다
[keunyeoneun cha-geun gae se marireul gi-u-go issseumnida]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
이 언어는 매우 쉽습니다
[i eoneoneun ma-eu shwiipteumnida]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
그녀는 작은 온실을 가꿉니다
[keunyeoneun cha-geun onshi-reul kakkumnida]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold
추운 [chu-un]
hot
hot
더운 [deoun]
cloudy
cloudy
흐린 [heurin]
rainy
rainy
비가 오는 [bi-ga oneun]
snowy
snowy
눈이 오는 [nuni oneun]
sunny
sunny
화창한 [hwahchang-han]
windy
windy
바람이 부는 [barami buneun]
warm
warm
따뜻한 [ttatteuthan]

Conversation in Korean

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Korean
Pronunciation
hi
안녕하십니까
[annyeong-hashimnikka]
how are you?
어떻게 지내십니까?
[eotteohke chinaeshimnikka?]
I'm good, thank you
전 괜찮습니다, 감사합니다.
[jeon gwaehn-chanhseumnida, kamsahamnida.]
and you?
당신은 어떻습니까?
[tangshineun eotteohseumnikka?]
what is your name?
성함(이름)이 어떻게 되십니까?
[seong-ham(ireum)i eotteohke dwehshimnikka?]
my name is Maya
제 이름은 마야입니다
[je ireumeun maya-imnida]
nice to meet you
만나서 반갑습니다.
[mannaseo bankapteumnida.]

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Korean. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Korean Alphabet   Korean Alphabet

Korean Nouns   Korean Nouns



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