Korean Plural

Korean Plural

If you're trying to learn Korean Plural you will find some useful resources including a course about Plural and Singular... 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 Plural

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

Korean Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers. Here are some examples:

English PluralKorean Plural
Plural복수 - bok su
my book나의 책 - na ui chaek
my books나의 책(들) - na ui chaeg deur
our daughter우리의 딸 - u ri ui ttal
our daughters우리의 딸(들) - u ri ui ttar deur
I'm cold나는 추워요 - na neun chu wo yo
we're cold우리는 추워요 - u ri neun chu wo yo
his chickens그의 닭(들) - geu ui dalg deur
their chicken그들의 닭 - geu deur ui dalk

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Plural in Korean has a logical pattern. Locate the Plural above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Korean.

List of Plurals in Korean

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

English PluralKorean Plural
alligator악어 - ag eo
alligators악어(들) - ag eo deur
bear곰 - gom
bears곰(들) - gom deur
bird새 - sae
birds새(들) - sae deur
bull황소 - hwang so
bulls황소(들) - hwang so deur
cat고양이 - go yang i
cats고양이(들) - go yang i deur
cow암소 - am so
cows암소(들) - am so deur
deer사슴 - sa seum
many deer여러 마리의 사슴 - yeo reo ma ri ui sa seum
dog개 - gae
dogs개(들) - gae deur
donkey당나귀 - dang na gwi
donkeys당나귀(들) - dang na gwi deur
eagle독수리 - dok su ri
eagles독수리(들) - dok su ri deur
elephant코끼리 - ko kki ri
elephants코끼리(들) - ko kki ri deur
giraffe기린 - gi rin
giraffes기린(들) - gi rin deur
goat염소 - yeom so
goats염소(들) - yeom so deur
horse말 - mal
horses말(들) - mar deur
lion사자 - sa ja
lions사자(들) - sa ja deur
monkey원숭이 - won sung i
monkeys원숭이(들) - won sung i deur
mouse쥐 - jwi
mice쥐(들) - jwi deur
rabbit토끼 - to kki
rabbits토끼(들) - to kki deur
snake뱀 - baem
snakes뱀(들) - baem deur
tiger호랑이 - ho rang i
tigers호랑이(들) - ho rang i deur
wolf늑대 - neuk dae
wolves늑대(들) - neuk dae deur

Plural and Singular have a very important role in Korean, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Korean Plural, 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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