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!

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  • 로라

    ㅋㅋㅋ 119 페이지 – ‘현우 씨는 경은 씨보다 더 착해요’.

  • Soo na

    혼자 보는 것보다 더 재미 친구와 함께 영화를보고

  • WengSi Lam

    저는 너 보다 더 예뻐요.

    I am beautiful than you.

    Is it right?

  • Angel

    저는 여름보다 가을 더 좋아요.
    (should I add the 이 after 가을? like: 가을이 더 좋아요. should I?)

    텔레비전이 컴퓨터보다 더 비싸요.
    (or 텔레비전 컴퓨터보다 도 비싸요?)

    thank you for the lessons! 고마워요!!! ^___^

  • Matt

    저보다 더 강력해요. = You are stronger than me.
    그렇지만 더 똑똑해요. = But I’m smarter.
    그거를 이거보다 맛있어요. = That is more delicious than this.

    감사합니다 for the lesson!

    • JooyeonPark

      A little correction here :)

      ‘당신은 저보다 더 강해요’ is better because 강력하다 is used more to things than person.
      ‘그렇지만 제가 더 똑똑해요’
      For both sentences, you need a subject.

      ‘그것은 이거보다 더 맛있어요’
      ‘그것’ is a subject here so you should add ‘은’ not ‘를’.

      Hope it’s helpful :)

    • Matt

      감사합니다 for the corrections 박주연 씨! 정말 유용해요!

      The reason I left out the subject in the first two sentences is because I imagine that those sentences were part of a larger conversation and that “I” or “you” were implied by context. Would the above sentences make sense in such a case?

      Ex. “Wow! You can lift a lot of weight. 저보다 더 강해요. 그렇지만 더 똑똑해요.”

      I always worry about using “당신은” in a sentence. I don’t want to accidentally be rude. Though I guess if I am having a conversation where I am outright telling someone that I am smarter than them … I’ve probably already passed that “rude” point.

  • 나탈리아

    햄버거는 피자보다 더 맛있어요.
    Hamburger is more delicious than pizza.

    저는 남편보다 요리를 잘 해요.
    I cook better than my husband.

    언니는 저보다 일찍 일어나요.
    My older sister wake up earlier than me.

    TTMIK 감사합니다!

  • LiHan

    In this example sentence:
    저는 책을 읽는 것보다 사는 것을 더 좋아해요.
    Is the “을” of “사는 것을” the object marking particle of 좋아해요?