Level 6 Lesson 19 / to improve, to change, to increase / -아/어/여지다 Part 2

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Remember how to say “to become + adjective”? Some descriptive verbs in Korean used so commonly in this manner that they are almost used as independent words. Let us take a look at some of those words and learn how to say “to improve”, “to change”, “to increase”, etc.


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  • Wow, it was really useful !

  • LAN

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  • Thanks TTMIK for another very interesting Korean lesson!

  • 아저씨

    감사합니다. TTMIK 제일 좋아요.

    Does anyone else think 경은 선생님 and 지해 from 걸스데이 look a little alike? (Tried typing this in Korean, didn’t go well)

  • im not up to this level yet, but i wanted to catch up 😀
    im still on level 4.

  • ks

    티티믹에 오는거부터 한국어 실력이 좋아졌어요.^^ㅎ

  • I’m still on level 2.. will you slow down a bit so i can catch up?? lol. your lesson is nice.. thank you teachers 🙂

    salamat 🙂

  • Rafael

    I’ve been following TTMIK for almost a year, but this is the first time I’ve been fully caught up :D!!!! I’m excited. Thank you to all the TTMIK instructors for your hard work.

  • 요즘 친구들을 많이 사귄거든요. 정말 행복해졌어요! ^^

  • 감사합니다. 레슨을 잘 들었습니다. 한국어 실력이 좋아지기 위해 자주 오겠습니다. ^^

  • maureen

    great lesson

  • dowon

    제 한국말이 좋아졌어요. TTMIK를 들었거든요. 🙂

  • H

    Please I’ve got a question on Choi’s picture.The context in Handepon aubsau jyausauyo doesn’t mean My hand phone disappeared? I feel it’s kind of irrelevant to this lesson. Please explain. Thank you.

  • NotInKY

    요리 실력이 좋아지면 저녁 손님 많아져요. 하지만 맛은 달라지면 손님 없어져요.
    If your cooking skill improves, your dinner guests will increase; however, if the flavor changes, the guests will disappear.

  • Nicole

    I’m curious if this sentence is correct or is there a better way to say it? Or am I just completely wrong? lol
    내가 달라져 봐 봤자 달라지지 못 해요.
    I cant change even if I try.

  • Florence Loh

    how to say “i want to improve my korean”?

  • VoldiPhil

    Awesome lesson, helped me very much, thank you guys! 🙂

  • Eman

    이 웹사이트를 듣은 다음에, 제 한국어 실력이 너무 좋아졌어요.

  • Shy Unicorn ♡

    요즘은 제 한굴를 필적이 예뻐졌어요.

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    1) My sister has changed a lot.
    – 제 동생이 많이 달라졌어요

    2) My father’s health has improved a lot.
    – 제 아버지 건강이 좋아졌어요

    3) K-pop fans have increased a lot
    – 캐이 팝 팬들이 많아졌어요

    4) That person disappeared all of a sudden.
    – 그 사람이 갑자기 없어졌어요

    Hope there are not many mistakes. If there are any please correct me out, 감사합니다!!

  • Dania Freih

    1. 한국어 실력이 좋아지면 한국에 갈 거예요.
    2. 친구들이 달라지면 안 좋은 것 같아요.
    3. 그 사람이 왜 인사하기 전에 없어졌어요?

  • Abhinav

    다시 미국을 좋아져요!
    Make America great again! (Lit. Improve America!)