Korean Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Korean Vocabulary
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This is the 12th lesson about Korean verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Korean Classes.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Korean, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Korean

Verbs Korean Audio
To drive운전하다 [juda]
To find찾다 [gajida]
To give주다 [alda]
To have가지다 [baeuda]
To know알다 [salanghada]
To learn배우다 [nolda]
To love사랑하다 [ilgda]
To play놀다 [boda]
To read읽다 [usda]
To see보다 [malhada]
To smile웃다 [saeng-gaghada]
To speak말하다 [ihaehada]
To think생각하다 [ilhada]
To understand이해하다 [sseuda]
To work일하다 [geuneun naleul ihaehabnida]
To write쓰다 [geuneun naleul ihaehaessseubnida]

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands me그는 나를 이해합니다 [geuneun naleul ihaehalgeobnida]
He understood me그는 나를 이해했습니다 [yoil]
He will understand me그는 나를 이해할겁니다 [wol-yoil]


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Korean

Time Korean Audio
Days요일 [hwayoil]
Monday월요일 [suyoil]
Tuesday화요일 [mog-yoil]
Wednesday수요일 [geum-yoil]
Thursday목요일 [toyoil]
Friday금요일 [il-yoil]
Saturday토요일 [il-wol]
Sunday일요일 [iwol]
January일월 [sam-wol]
February이월 [sawol]
March삼월 [owol]
April사월 [yug-wol]
May오월 [chil-wol]
June육월 [pal-wol]
July칠월 [guwol]
August팔월 [sib-wol]
September구월 [sib-il-wol]
October십월 [sib-iwol]
November십일월 [ga-eul]
December십이월 [gyeoul]
Autumn가을 [bom]
Winter겨울 [yeoleum]
Spring봄 [gyejeol]
Summer여름 [dal/wol]
Seasons계절 [sigan]
Months달/월 [si]
Time시간 [bun]
Hour시 [cho]
Minute분 [jeoneun chil-wol-e taeeonass-eoyo]
Second초 [pal-wol-e boelgeyo]


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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
I was born in July저는 칠월에 태어났어요 [naeil bwayo]
I will visit you in August팔월에 뵐게요 [oneul-eun wol-yoil-ieyo]
See you tomorrow!내일 봐요 [yeogi gyeoul-eun maeu chuwoyo]
Today is Monday오늘은 월요일이에요 [oneul-eun wol-yoil-ieyo]
Winter is very cold here여기 겨울은 매우 추워요 [yeogi gyeoul-eun maeu chuwoyo]
Yesterday was Sunday어제는 일요일이었어요 [eojeneun il-yoil-ieoss-eoyo]
Are you married?누구? [nugu?]
I'm single어디? [eodi?]
Would you marry me?어떻게? [eotteohge?]
Can I have your phone number?언제? [eonje?]
Can I have your email?왜? [wae?]

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Korean about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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