Level 2 Lesson 21 / more ~ than ~ / ~보다 더

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In this lesson we are learning how to say that something is “bigger”, “nicer”, “more expensive” than something else. In Korean you use the word 더 [deo] to say this. Listen in to find out how to compare two things or people in Korean. Thanks for studying with us and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Cait

    Please correct:

    이 케이크는 그 케이크보다 더 커야 돼요 왜냐하면 그 케이크를 아이는 먹을거예요.
    This cake has to be bigger than that cake because a child will eat that cake.

    Sorry it’s a complicated one :)

  • Lyn

    In the PDF you use 찰하다 for “to be nice to people” but in the audio lesson it sounds like 좋다-
    is this correct?
    Are they different?

    • Lyn

      Oops sorry, ignore that comment :) didn’t listen to the whole lesson.

  • Riza

    프로그래밍 언어 공부하는 것은 한국어 공부하는 것보다 더 어려워요.
    Studying programming language is more difficult than studying Korean.

    Is this correct ?

    감사합니다 !!!

  • 마이크

    Firstly thank you for your lessons, they have really improved my Korean…

    I have a question about this lesson. In most of the examples the structure is:

    [higher situation] 는 [lower situation] 보다 더 [adjective]

    But in the last example (number 5) the structure is:

    [lower situation] 보다 [higher situation]를 더 [adjective]

    Using the structure taught throughout the lesson I guessed the translation of sentence 5 would be:

    책을사는것 은 책을읽는것 보다더좋아요

    Is my translation incorrect?

    Please could you explain the usage of both structures?

    Many thanks, Mike

  • Sheena Ingram

    All of the verbs in the lesson are conjugated in the present tense. Can you conjugate it in the past or future tense to say “it was more” or “it will be more”? For instance “이거년 저는더건강 할거예요.” or “어제그것더추웠어요.”

    Thanks in advance for considering my question!

    • Seokjin Jin

      이거년 저는더건강 할거예요. > 올해에 저는 더 건강할 거예요.

      어제그것더추웠어요. > 어제보다 더 추웠어요.

  • bapid

    당신이 바드민턴을 쳐는 것은 축구를 하는 것보다 더 좋아할 거예요! 그리고, 공부보다 좋아할 거예요. 읽는 것보다 드라마를 보는 것을 더 싫을 거예요.

  • Maxim Lagay

    감사합니다 for the lesson! It was really good, but I do not understand why 빠르다 means “to be fast” and 빠른 means “fast”. Can I change any adjective for making it into a verb? Do you have lesson about adjectives?
    Thank you!

  • Capturedinwords

    Ok trying out a sentence.

    How about… 수박은 사과보다 더 맛있어요 왜냐하면 수박은 사과보다 더 달어요.

    Watermelon is more delicious than apples because watermelon is sweeter than apples.

    It’s a long sentence but I hope it’s right!

  • 나하린

    저는 일하는 것보다 한국어 공부하는 것을 더 촣아해요.
    감사합니다. ^^

    • Seokjin Jin


  • https://twitter.com/miloudsaria miloud saria

    저는 아랍 사람이에요 그런데 영어가 한국 보다 쉬워요 korean is dificult for me because of the sentence order of it but with the time I think it will be easy to understand

    • Seokjin Jin

      Yes. The Korean grammar structure is quite different from English, but we are doing our best to make it easy to understand. I hope you enjoy learning Korean with us. :)

  • omomomo123

    저는 요리는 거보다 먹는 거를 더 좋아해요.
    이거는 여기에 내 첫 코멘트이에요!
    am i doing okay? 저는 잘했어요?

  • Colton Hennick

    저는 자는 것보다 공부하는 것을 더 좋아해요! ㅋㅋㅋ

  • Derek Stone

    저는 책을 읽는 것을 영화를 보는 것보다 더 좋아해요!

  • Guest

    Excuse me… :) I’m a little bit confused when I hear 도 and 더… How can you distinguish the sound? :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      When we say 도, the shape of lips is circular and according to 더, the chin goes down.

  • Jham

    저기요… :) What is the difference of “o” and “eo” (ex. 조 and 저) How can you differentiate their sound? :))))

    • Seokjin Jin

      The shape of lips is different. When we say 오, it is circular and when we say 어, chin goes down. Regarding 어, I think the pronounce is similar to “u” in “Bus”.

    • Jham

      Thank you for replying :))) Thanks for replying at all of my questions!!! :))))) TTMIK jjang!!! Jin Seokjin jjang!!! :)))

  • Anton Escano

    수학 공부하는 것보다 한국어 배우는 것을 더 좋아해요!

  • Andrew T.

    저는 집에 되는 것보다 친구랑 되는 것을 더 좋아해요.

    Is this correct?

  • Michael Chan

    저는 한국어 공부하는 것보다 쇼핑하는 것을 더 좋아해요