Level 2 Lesson 22 / to like / 좋다 vs 좋아하다

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안녕하세요, 여러분! What are some things that you like? What are some thing that you don’t like? Talking about what you like or love is one of the first things that you get to learn to do when learning a foreign language. Let us find out how to say that you like something in Korean. And if you already know the verb 좋다 [jo-ta], let us also find out what the difference between 좋다 and 좋아하다 is. Be sure to pick up the free PDF and leave us comments! We love you all!



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.


  • Jham

    I love TTMIK!!! :)

  • Michael Chan

    TTMIK 너무안좋아요

    슬퍼하지마 No No No ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    • Seokjin Jin

      TTMIK이 안 좋아요? ㅠ..ㅠ 왜요?

  • Havel

    현우 선생님은 좋아해서, TTMIK 좋아요 ^^

    • Seokjin Jin

      현우 선생님은 좋아해서, TTMIK 좋아요 ^^

      > 현우 선생님을 좋아해서, TTMIK이 좋아요 ^^

  • Katherine Traylor

    저는 읽기 와 글 쓰기 좋아해요. 그리고 TTMIK을 아주 좋아해요. :D

    • Seokjin Jin

      멋져요! 저는 읽기는 안 좋아하는데, 글쓰기는 좋아해요.

    • Katherine Traylor

      그래요? ^ ^ 어떤 글을 쓰세요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      블로그에서 음식에 대한 글을 써요. http://weandfood.wordpress.com/

  • Cherubiel Cherub

    저는 TTMIK와 같이 한국어를 배우는 거 좋아해요 그리고 음악을 진짜 많이 좋아해요. 경은 선생님을 더 좋아해요. TTMIK이 좋아요!

    • Seokjin Jin

      잘 했어요! Thanks for your comment.

  • Kael

    This lesson is hard for me to understand! I’ll need to re-listen and re-read the pdf again tomorrow morning. Maybe because I’m studying late at night. And seems like most people can comment in Korean now.. Still have troubles making my own sentences but I’m okay listening and reading.

  • http://twitter.com/jetz531 jetz

    So is 좋다 a descriptive verb and 좋아하다 an action verb?

  • Francesco Colléter

    안녕! 처 는 농구 를 좋아 해 요 ! 농 구 를 가 침 play거 씹 어 요 !

    • Seokjin Jin

      처 는 농구 를 좋아 해 요 ! 농 구 를 가 침 play거 씹 어 요 !
      > 저는 농구를 좋아해요! 농구를 같이 하고 싶어요!

      :)

    • Francesco Colléter

      Thank you Seokjin ! It’s really nice to be corrected, I really feel i’m progressing like that ! =) Thanks a lot

    • Thet Ming Tan

      석긴성생님, 같이 무엇 이에요?

  • Grant

    Hi TTMIK, so when we use the particles 를 vs 가 the meaning of the particles essentially swaps depending on whether you are using 좋아해요 or 가 좋아요. In these examples, 동방신기를 좋아해요 vs. 동방신기가 좋아요, the first sentence you use 를 to mean you (or someone else) like DBSK when matched with 좋아해요 and then 가 will be used to mean that you like DBSK when matched with 좋아요. Does this same rule and concept continue in most cases? Sorry if I am a bit confusing, maybe I am missing an a point taught in one of the lessons about particles ^_^

  • 이만

    Thank you
    I enjoyed the lesson (:
    Here’s my sentence

    저는 현중씨를 좋아해요

  • Ashley Heil

    저는TTMIK을좋아해요

  • Ashley Heil

    one question though, on the pdf 저 좋아하세요 was listed for do you like me/are you in love with me. But, in the audio file, Kyeong-eun said 저좋아해요. What is the difference here?

  • Neoking

    저는 SAT 공부하는 것보다 한국어 공부하는 것을 좋아해요! SAT 공부하는 것을 싫어해요! 그런데 여행하는 것가 좋아요.

  • http://yeuki.tumblr.com abeer

    “는 은 이 가 을 를”는 것이 싫어해요
    너무 어려워요…이해못하겠어요
    ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

  • 소피

    저는 딸기를 좋아해요.

    스포츠가 좋아요.