Basic Korean Adjectives

Basic Korean Adjectives 2017-03-20T16:46:42+00:00

Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Korean adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Korean“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishKoreanKorean
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
good
좋은
Joh eun
bad
나쁜
Na bbuen
new
새로운
Sae ro eun
old
늙은
오래된
Neulgeun
Oredwen

small
작은
Jag eun
large / big
Kuen
long
Gin
short
짧은
Jjalbeun
cheap
Ssan
expensive
비싼
Bi ssan
light / clear
밝은
Balgeun
dark
어두운
Uh doo oon
late
늦은
Neujeun
early
이른
Yi run
interesting
흥미로운
Heung mi ro eun
boring
지루한
Jee ru han
tired
피곤한
Pi gon han
easy / simple
간단한
Gan dan han
for free
공짜
무료
Gong cha
moo ryeo

right / correct
옳은
Olh eun
wrong
잘못된
Jal mot dwen
strong
강한
Gang han
weak
약한
Yak han

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