Level 4 Lesson 1 / The more … the more … / -면 -을수록

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안녕하세요! Welcome to Level 4!

In this lesson, we look at how to say “the more [A], the more [B]” in Korean. The key expression/verb ending we will be using is “을수록”.

Listen in to learn how to use it, and be sure to practice with us through comments!

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.

  • 陳姸如

    보면 볼수룩 한국 드라마 를 너무 재미있내요!

  • Sefirit

    Can someone please tell me what 잠을 is doing in the sentence “바쁠수록 잠을 많이 자야 돼요.”?

    I understand that it is related to sleep, but isn’t 자다 to sleep and wouldn’t 많이 자야 돼요 mean you need to sleep a lot? If I were asked to say this phrase I would probably say “바쁠수록 많이 자야 돼요.” I don’t know if that is fine but just less common of if it is completely wrong.

    This has come up a few times in these lessons and I never know when it should be used and when you can go without it and what its purpose is.

    • yeah and adding 이 too before the ㄹ they never explained that 🙁

    • ruichua

      잠 is the noun form of sleep which we normally learn as 자다. so when they use 잠을 자다, so it’s just a way of writing to sleep. But in my opinion by having 잠을, it sounds a little more accurate but I don’t think it’s wrong either~

  • i think i’ll change my way of studying because when i finish a lvl i never understand the dialogue the first lvl was easy i understand like 99% and 1% was due to the new words but the other lvls nope it’s like 30% </3 they are so fast eating so many words

  • 고마워요

  • Meri 메리

    나는 방탄소년단의 노래를 들수록 많이 사랑해요. 🙂

  • Esra Sayk

    Hello, are these two sentences correct?

    2. 아이스크림은 갈수록 비싸요.

    1. 제가 생간은 기학할수록 후회해요.

    감사합니다 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      아이스크림은 갈수록 비싸요. This one is correct but if you add “값” which means price after 아이스크림, it will be more natural.

      아이스크림 값은 갈수록 비싸요.

      However I don’t know what you meant through the second sentence. Would you write that you meant?

    • Esra Sayk

      Oh, nice. Thank you 🙂
      I meant:
      When it comes to Ideas, the more I think about them, the more I regret them.

      I think I would have needed a word to describe that i meant unused Ideas/ not used oppurtunities.

  • 암알

    1- 공불수록 , 높은점수를 받아요.
    2- 갈수록 더워요 .
    3- 이 여자는 갈수록 예뻐요.
    4- 채소를 먹으면 먹을수록 , 건강해요 .

    are these sentences correct!? 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      1- 공불수록 , 높은점수를 받아요. > 공부할수록, 높은 점수를 받아요.

      2- 갈수록 더워요 . > 갈수록 더워져요.

      3- 이 여자는 갈수록 예뻐요. > 이 여자는 갈수록 예뻐져요.

      4- 채소를 먹으면 먹을수록 , 건강해요 > 채소를 먹으면 먹을수록 건강해져요.

    • 암알

      thanks 🙂
      can you please tell me why did you add 져 in each verb?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Because I conjugated the verbs from their passive version.

      더워지다, 예뻐지다, 건강해지다

    • 암알

      okay ! thank you so much 🙂