Level 3 Lesson 14 / Making adjectives / action verbs + -는/(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ + 명사

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안녕하세요 ^^! We are back with another lesson on making adjectives out of verbs in Korean. And today, we are looking at how to change action verbs into adjectives. Basically when you add the suffix -는 after a verb stem, it becomes an adjective that can modify a noun. Listen in to find out more about it, and be sure to check out the PDF as well!

Thank you! 감사합니다 ^_^

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.

We have a dialogue prepared in 100% Korean based on all the lessons in Level 3. If you want to check how much you can understand before studying all of the Level 3 lessons, try listening to the dialogue here.


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  • Nawal

    1 – 모로코에서 자주 가는 시티는 라바트예요. 다음 달 라바트에 갈 거에요 그레서 저는 너무 행복 해요. (In Morocco, the city that I often go to is Rabat. Next month I’ll go to Rabat so I’m very happy.)

    2 – 저는 지난 주 마라케시에 있었어요. 제가 진짜 좋아하는 시티는 마라케시예요. 사람들이랑 날씨 좋아요. (Last week I was in Marrakech. Marrakech is a city that I really like, I really like the people and the weather there.)

    I try to make longer sentences 😀 😀 & i hope it’s correct

    Thank youu TTMIK <3

  • 인영

    지금 공부하고 있는 외국어 한국어예요.

    • Gabi Rosmari

      한국어 공부하고 있는 외국인이에요

  • 인영

    그 집에 사는 사람은 이상해요.

  • Yuyi

    제가 파란 이것는 있고 싶어요.
    I want to have the blue one.

    Is this right?? I’m really unsure. :/

    • Seokjin Jin

      저는 파란 것을 갖고 싶어요 will be good.

  • yourippehdees

    A: 저기 혼자 먹는 여자 영화 스타 있 고 전화번호를 말했어요.
    B: 그래요? 안니요!
    A: 내 친자요 ㅡ 봐요. 대히나 – 여기요!
    C: 누가?
    A: 저는 천화번호를 말한 사람 이예요.
    C: 안이. 못했어.
    B: 에 – 고진말 해요
    A: 안이요 – 했어요!
    B: 언제요?
    A: 언제 피차 배달한 사람 였어요

  • Teleri

    요즘 가수는 좋아하는 가수 김현중예요.

    • JooyeonPark

      You can say 요즘 좋아하는 가수는 김현중이에요.

    • Teleri

      고맙습니다 !!!

  • Nicole

    이 영화는 내가 좋아하는 영화입니다! ^^

  • Rachel Tuazon

    How do you change a adjective into a verb? For example, I want to say “It’s really cold”, and I only know the adjective form of cold. Is there a way to conjugate it?

    • Gabi Rosmari

      춥다 you conjugate it to 추운
      추운 날이에요

  • Crystelle

    제가 좋아하는 가수는 샤이니예요 is this right XD

  • Malori Green

    제가 약속하는 사람이예요.

    저를 다 만지는 아이 있었어요.

    재 친구가 춤추는 사람들 안 알아요.

  • Sónia Alves

    안녕하세요, I believe there is a mistake in this lesson. Doesn’t “어렵다” mean “to be difficult”? In this lesson you mention it has “fun”… could you please clarify, thanks.

  • faiza

    내가 좋아하는 밴드는 엑소예요 >> the band i like is exo
    내가 먹고 있는 음식은 안 매워요 >> the food i’m eating is not spicy
    얘기하는 사람은 아버지예요 >> the person who is talking is my father
    제가 배우고 있는 언어는 한국이에요 >> the language i’m learning is korean
    나를 돕는 사람들은 내 성생님들이에요 >> The people who help me are my teachers
    고맙고 도와주세요 ^^

  • linnn

    이거 먹고 싶은 사람 있어요?
    맞 습니까?

  • can someone tell me the difference between these words please 🙂
    내가
    제가

    • Declan Mayer

      나 is simply ”I”
      내가 is 나 with the subject particle ‘가’ attached. 나 is changed to 내 for ease of pronunciation to become 내가.

      저 is a more formal way of saying ”I”.. and same as above, when attached to the subject particle becomes 제가.

      So the only difference between them is formality; with 저/제가 being more formal/polite.

    • 고마워

  • in the pdf file you wrote ” 일본어예요” !!

  • 감사합니다