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Korean Adjectives

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Korean AdjectivesHere is a partial list of Korean Adjectives. For those which is not here, consult with a Korean speaker and/or an English-Korean dictionary. Korean Adjectives always end with 다, to form a sentence, you may need to join it with Korean Sentence Ending Form. Do you remember that when form a Korean sentences, Korean verbs comes last in Comparison of Korean and English? Hence, not like English, the order of the Korean sentence is usually: subject, object, verb.

Commonly, -아요/어요 (Korean Informal Polite Sentence Endings) are casual but polite sentence endings which are used in everyday life.

Korean Adjectives

Korean Adjectives – 형용사 [ hyeong-yong-sa ]

Meaning Korean Adjective Pronunciation
to be/to exist 있다 [ it-da ]
to be all right 괜찮다 [ gwaen-chan-da ]
to be bad 나쁘다 [ na-bbeu-da ]
to be beautiful 아름답다 [ a-reum-dap-da ]
to be big 크다 [ keu-da ]
to be busy 바쁘다 [ ba-bbeu-da ]
to be cheap 싸다 [ ssa-da ]
to be cold 차갑다 [ cha-gap-da ]
to be cold 춥다 [ chup-da ]
to be comfortable 편하다 [ pyeon-ha-da ]
to be convenient 편리하다 [ pyeon-ri-ha-da ]
to be cool 시원하다 [ si-won-ha-da ]
to be cute 귀엽다 [ gwi-yeop-da ]
to be delicious 맛있다 [ ma-sit-da ]
to be different 다르다 [ da-reu-da ]
to be difficult 어렵다 [ eo-ryeop-da ]
to be easy 쉽다 [ swip-da ]
to be expensive 비싸다 [ bi-ssa-da ]
to be far 멀다 [ meol-da ]
to be fast 빠르다 [ bba-reu-da ]
to be full 배부르다 [ bae-bu-reu-da ]
to be glad 기쁘다 [ gi-bbeu-da ]
to be good 좋다 [ jo-da ]
to be good-natured 착하다 [ chak-ha-da ]
to be grateful 고맙다 [ go-map-da ]
to be hard 힘들다 [ him-deul-da ]
to be healthy 건강하다 [ geon-gang-ha-da ]
to be heavy 무겁다 [ mu-geop-da ]
to be hot 뜨겁다 [ ddeu-geop-da ]
to be hot (spicy) 맵다 [ maep-da ]
to be how 어떻다 [ eo-ddeo-da ]
to be hungry 배고프다 [ bae-go-peu-da ]
to be interesting 재미있다 [ jae-mi-it-da ]
to be jammed, crowded 복잡하다 [ bok-jap-ha-da ]
to be kind 친철하다 [ chin-cheol-ha-da ]
to be late 늦다 [ neut-da ]
to be long 길다 [ gil-da ]
to be many 많다 [ man-da ]
to be near 가깝다 [ ga-ggap-da ]
to be noisy 시끄럽다 [ si-ggeu-reop-da ]
to be not/there is no… 없다 [ eob-da ]
to be pretty 예쁘다 [ ye-bbeu-da ]
to be sad 슬프다 [ seul-peu-da ]
to be scared 무섭다 [ mu-seop-da ]
to be shamed 창피하다 [ chang-pi-ha-da ]
to be short 짧다 [ jjal-da ]
to be sick 아프다 [ a-peu-da ]
to be small 작다 [ jak-da ]
to be sorry 미안하다 [ mi-an-ha-da ]
to be sorry (honorific) 죄송하다 [ joe-song-ha-da ]
to be strange, weird 이상하다 [ i-sang-ha-da ]
to be stylish 멋있다 [ meo-sit-da ]
to be tasteless, plain 싱겁다 [ sing-geop-da ]
to be the same 같다 [ gat-da ]
to be tired 피곤하다 [ pi-gon-ha-da ]
to be uncomfortable 불편하다 [ bul-pyeon-ha-da ]
to be uninteresting 재미없다 [ jae-mi-eob-da ]
to be unpleasant 싫다 [ sil-da ]
to be glad 기쁘다 [ gi-bbeu-da ]

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