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. 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.

  • Derick

    Hi, Please reply to this. I am so confused.

    In level 3 Lesson 11 “ㅂ” irregular. You guys said that

    “Remember that these verbs have irregular forms ONLY WHEN the suffix coming after them
    start with a VOWEL. So if you have suffixes like -는 or -고, they still keep the ㅂ.

    But the suffix ㄴwhich follows 어렵다 is not a vowel. So why didnt the verb keep the ㅂ?

    Please please please reply.

    • Anna Le

      Hi! I’m gonna try my best to explain ^.^

      I think it’s because 어렵 ends with ㅂ consonant, then you actually have to add -은 = VOWEL suffix (which becomes 어렵은) BUT because of the irregularity of ㅂ, the ㅕ changes to ㅜ and then you only need to add -ㄴ because the verb stem NOW ends with vowel. Therefore 어려운 (=difficult).

    • Ashley Heil

      why does it say Fun game (fun + game)
      = descriptive verb 어렵다 + 게임 = 어려운 게임 ….i thought this meant difficult, and I thought fun was 재밍

    • Anna Le

      It is actually 재미 :) But yes I think it was a typo

  • Whispurr

    요즘 젛아하는 배우는 이민호예요.

    • Seokjin Jin

      젛아하는 > 좋아하는

    • Guest

      Once again, 석진 씨, 삼사합니다! It was a typo… It’s quite difficult for me to type with Korean keyboard, still trying to get familiar with it… :-)

    • Whispurr

      Once again, 석진 씨, 감사합니다! It was a typo… It’s quite difficult for me to type with Korean keyboard, still trying to get familiar with it… :-) I need to be more careful with my typing…

  • Horn Lynay

    여기는 자주 가는 곳이에요.

  • 나하린

    한국에서 눈이 오는 날에를 정말 다시 보고싶어요…ㅠㅠ

  • Vinnu

    Thank you for the lesson! :)

  • John Roseberry

    제가 좋아하는 영화는 살인의주억예요.

    A movie that I like is Memory of a Murder.


  • samah


    i know that i’m late but i’m trying to catch up with you soon as i can
    i want to know if this sentence is right .. because when i translated in Google it doesn’t make any sense
    i want to say ( the place i want to go , is where you are exist )
    and is there any other expressing ??
    저는 가고 싶는 자리에,당신이 있는 자리에 예요.

  • http://ask.fm/HoneyCrunch321 Jham

    The part the I put a circle on it… It’s supposed to be deleted in the sentence right??? 내가(제가) 안 좋아하는 is the adjective part… Right??? :D

  • Katherine Traylor

    요즘은 제가 좋아하는 가수 없어요.

  • Francesco Colléter

    제가 처와하 는 들라마는 QSD 이애요!

    • Seokjin Jin

      처와하 는 들라마는 QSD 이애요!
      > 좋아하는 드라마는 QSD예요.

  • Jae Kyeong

    노래가 제일 듣은 “재발”를 이에요

  • Jo A

    언어질문에 대해서 자주 묻는 사람이 있어요?

  • [포니]

    제가 좋아하는 가수는 비스트예요

    • Seokjin Jin


    • [포니]

      감사합니다 선생님 ^^~

  • Michael

    서파 외에서 자는 사람, 여기에서 사는 사람이에요?
    (The person that’s sleeping on the couch, is that someone who lives here?)

  • Naveed Usmani

    제가 좋아하는 여러분 이에요!

  • Ashley Heil

    the pdf needs to be fixed, it says a fun game is 어려운 게임 , when it should be a difficult game!

  • Diana Artunduaga Osorio

    경은 씨는 노래방에 안 노래하는 사람이에요. is it correct?

  • Matt

    그 미친 여자 가 당신을 때리는 … 제 여자친구예요. 죄송합니다. = The crazy woman who hit you …She my girlfriend. Sorry.
    제가 좋아하는 TTMIK 선생님은 … 비밀이에요. = My favourite TTMIK teacher is … a secret.

    네 경은 씨. 저는 굶주려요.
    감사합니다 for the lesson.

    • Seokjin Jin

      그 미친 여자 가 당신을 때리는 … 제 여자친구예요.

      > 당신을 때린 그 미친 여자가… 제 여자친구예요.