Korean Negation

If you're trying to learn Korean Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Korean grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Korean. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Korean Negation

Learning the Korean Negation 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 Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Korean.

Korean negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationKorean Negation
Negation부정 - bu jeong
he is not here그는 여기 없습니다 - geu neun yeo gi eopt seup ni da
that is not my book저것은 나의 책이 아닙니다 - jeo geos eun na ui chaeg i a nip ni da
do not enter들어가지 마시오 - deur eo ga ji ma si o

Notice the structure of the Negation in Korean.

List of Negation in Korean

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Korean placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Korean vocabulary.

English NegationKorean Negation
I don't speak나는 말하지 않습니다 - na neun mal ha ji anh seup ni da
I don't write나는 쓰지 않습니다 - na neun sseu ji anh seup ni da
I don't drive나는 운전하지 않습니다 - na neun un jeon ha ji anh seup ni da
I don't love나는 사랑하지 않습니다 - na neun sa rang ha ji anh seup ni da
I don't give나는 주지 않습니다 - na neun ju ji anh seup ni da
I don't smile나는 미소를 짓지 않습니다 - na neun mi so reur jit ji anh seup ni da
I don't take나는 가져가지 않습니다 - na neun ga jyeo ga ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't speak그는 말하지 않습니다 - geu neun mal ha ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't write그는 쓰지 않습니다 - geu neun sseu ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't drive그는 운전하지 않습니다 - geu neun un jeon ha ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't love그는 사랑하지 않습니다 - geu neun sa rang ha ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't give그는 주지 않습니다 - geu neun ju ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't smile그는 미소를 짓지 않습니다 - geu neun mi so reur jit ji anh seup ni da
he doesn't take그는 가져가지 않습니다 - geu neun ga jyeo ga ji anh seup ni da
we don't speak우리는 말하지 않습니다 - u ri neun mal ha ji anh seup ni da
we don't write우리는 쓰지 않습니다 - u ri neun sseu ji anh seup ni da
we don't drive우리는 운전하지 않습니다 - u ri neun un jeon ha ji anh seup ni da
we don't love우리는 사랑하지 않습니다 - u ri neun sa rang ha ji anh seup ni da
we don't give우리는 주지 않습니다 - u ri neun ju ji anh seup ni da
we don't smile우리는 미소를 짓지 않습니다 - u ri neun mi so reur jit ji anh seup ni da
we don't take우리는 가져가지 않습니다 - u ri neun ga jyeo ga ji anh seup ni da

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Korean. Once you're done with Korean Negation, you might want to check the rest of our Korean lessons here: Learn Korean. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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