Korean Adjectives

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Korean Adjectives

Learning the Korean Adjectives is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Korean language. But first we need to know what the role of Adjectives is in the structure of the grammar in Korean.

Korean Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesKorean Adjectives
adjectives형용사 - hyeong yong sa
a green tree초록빛 나무 - cho rok bic na mu
a tall building높은 건물 - nop eun geon mul
a very old man나이가 많은 사람(노인) - na i ga manh eun sa ram no in
the old red house오래된 빨간 집 - o rae doen ppal gan jip
a very nice friend매우 좋은(멋진) 친구 - mae u joh eun meot jin chin gu

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Korean.

List of Adjectives in Korean

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Korean placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Korean vocabulary.

English AdjectivesKorean Adjectives
colors색상 - saek sang
black검정 - geom jeong
blue파랑 - pa rang
brown갈색 - gal saek
gray회색 - hoe saek
green초록 - cho rok
orange오렌지 - o ren ji
purple보라 - bo ra
red빨강 - ppal gang
white하얀/흰색 - ha yan huin saek
yellow노랑 - no rang
sizes크기 - keu gi
big큰 - keun
deep깊은 - gip eun
long긴 - gin
narrow폭이 좁은 - pog i job eun
short짧은 - jjalb eun
small작은 - jag eun
tall키가 큰 - ki ga keun
thick두꺼운 - du kkeo un
thin얇은 - yalb eun
wide넓은 - neolb eun
shapes모양/형태 - mo yang hyeong tae
circular둥근/원형의 - dung geun won hyeong ui
straight일자형의/직선형의 - il ja hyeong ui jik seon hyeong ui
square정사각형 (모양)의/직각의 - jeong sa gak hyeong mo yang ui jik gag ui
triangular삼각형의 - sam gak hyeong ui
tastes맛 - mat
bitter쓴 - sseun
fresh신선한 - sin seon han
salty짠 - jjan
sour신(시큼한) - sin si keum han
spicy매운 - mae un
sweet달콤한 - dal kom han
qualities특성 - teuk seong
bad나쁜 - na ppeun
clean깨끗한 - kkae kkeut han
dark어두운 - eo du un
difficult어려운 - eo ryeo un
dirty더러운 - deo reo un
dry건조한 - geon jo han
easy쉬운 - swi un
empty비어있는/빈 - bi eo it neun bin
expensive(가격이) 비싼 - ga gyeog i bi ssan
fast빨리 - ppal li
foreign외국의 - oe gug ui
full가득한/완전한 - ga deuk han wan jeon han
good좋은 - joh eun
hard딱딱한/어려운 - ttak ttak han eo ryeo un
heavy무거운 - mu geo un
inexpensive값싼/바싸지 않은 - gapt ssan ba ssa ji anh eun
light가벼운/밝은 - ga byeo un balg eun
local지역의/현지의 - ji yeog ui hyeon ji ui
new새로운 - sae ro un
noisy시끄러운 - si kkeu reo un
old오래된/늙은 - o rae doen neulg eun
powerful강한 - gang han
quiet조용한 - jo yong han
correct올바른 - ol ba reun
slow느린/천천히 - neu rin cheon cheon hi
soft부드러운 - bu deu reo un
very매우/아주 - mae u a ju
weak약한 - yak han
wet젖은 - jeoj eun
wrong잘못된 - jal mot doen
young어린/젊은 - eo rin jeolm eun
quantities수량 - su ryang
few몇 가지 - myeoc ga ji
little조금 - jo geum
many많은 - manh eun
much많은 - manh eun
part부분 - bu bun
some약간 - yak gan
a few몇 가지 - myeoc ga ji
whole전체 - jeon che

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