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.