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Korean Grammar


I am doing better in Korean than I was before. I can make more words and phrases... BUT im not doing to hot with the sentences.

I know that some words change with tense. Like...

 (present tense) run~ Dalligi~ 달리기

(past tense) ran~ Silhaeng~ 실행

I would like to know when to change tense. Furthermore, I would like to know how to form them in sentences. Like...

(present tense) I like to run~ naega silhaeng halyeomyeon~ 내가 실행 하려면

(past tense) I ran~ naega silhaeng~ 내가 실행

Thank you!~


2 gen 2015 22:29
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1.  실행 does not mean to run, nor is it a verb.  It is the sino (chinese root; look up native korean words vs sino korean) noun for "implement, put into practice, action, etc."  However, if you add the verb 하다 to any sino nouns, it becomes a verb.  Example 실행하다 = to implement (something)


2.  Verb conjugation is one of the most difficult parts to learning Korea--being a SOV (subject-Object-verb) language.  Where the verb is always at the end of a sentence.


For the purpose of verb conjugation, I'll break down a few sentences using the verb, to run.


달리다 = the verb to run (dictionary form, most basic form)

제가 달려요 = I run (present tense)

제가 달렸어요 = I ran (past tense)

제가 달리고 있어요 = I am running (present progressive)

제가 달릴 거예요 = I will run (future tense)


달리기 = running (gerund form) >> 제가 달리기를 좋아해요 = I like to run.


Have fun!



3 gennaio 2015
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Learning Language
Japanese, Korean