Imperative

Korean Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Korean imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Korean is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. 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.

The Imperative in Korean

Imperative Korean Audio
Go!가!
ga!
Stop!그만/멈춰요!
geuman/meomchwoyo!
Don't Go!가지마!
gajima!
Stay!기다려!
gidalyeo!
Leave!떠나!
tteona!
Come here!이리 와!
ili wa!
Go there!저리 가!
jeoli ga!
Enter (the room)!들어와!
deul-eowa!
Speak!말해!
malhae!
Be quiet!조용히 해!
joyonghi hae!
Turn right우회전 하세요
uhoejeon haseyo
Turn left좌회전 하세요
jwahoejeon haseyo
Go straight직진하세요
jigjinhaseyo
Wait!기다려!
gidalyeo!
Let's go!가자!
gaja!
Be careful!조심해!
josimhae!
Sit down!앉아!
anj-a!
Let me show you!보여줄게!
boyeojulge!
Listen!들어봐!
deul-eobwa!
Write it down!받아적어!
bad-ajeog-eo!

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Korean

Places Korean Audio
Bank은행
eunhaeng
Beach바닷가
badasga
Desert사막
samag
Earth지구
jigu
Forest
sup
Garden정원
jeong-won
Hospital병원
byeong-won
Island
seom
Lake호수
hosu
Moon
dal
Mountain
san
River
gang
Sea바다
bada
Sky하늘
haneul
Stars
byeol
Sun해/태양
hae/taeyang
I can see the stars별이 보여요
byeol-i boyeoyo
I want to go to the beach저는 바닷가에 가고 싶어요
jeoneun badasga-e gago sip-eoyo
The moon is full tonight오늘밤에는 보름달이 떴어요
oneulbam-eneun boleumdal-i tteoss-eoyo
This is a beautiful garden이 정원은 아름다워요
i jeong-won-eun aleumdawoyo

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Korean

Household Korean Audio
Bed침대
chimdae
Bedroom침실
chimsil
Carpet카페트
kapeteu
Ceiling천장
cheonjang
Chair의자
uija
Computer컴퓨터
keompyuteo
Desk책상
chaegsang
Door
mun
Furniture가구
gagu
House
jib
Kitchen부엌
bueok
Refrigerator냉장고
naengjang-go
Roof지붕
jibung
Room
bang
Stove난로
nanlo
Table식탁
sigtag
Television텔레비전
tellebijeon
Toilet화장실
hwajangsil
Wall
byeog
Window창문
changmun

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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
Can you close the door?문 좀 닫아줄래요?
mun jom dad-ajullaeyo?
Can you open the window?창문 좀 열어줄래요?
changmun jom yeol-eojullaeyo?
I need to use the computer저는 컴퓨터를 써야해요
jeoneun keompyuteoleul sseoyahaeyo
I need to use the toilet화장실에 가고싶어요
hwajangsil-e gagosip-eoyo
I'm watching television저는 텔레비전을 보고있어요
jeoneun tellebijeon-eul bogoiss-eoyo
This room is very big이 방은 아주 커요
i bang-eun aju keoyo
Holiday Wishes크리스마스 소원
keuliseumaseu sowon
Good luck!행운을 빌어요
haeng-un-eul bil-eoyo
Happy birthday!생일 축하해요!
saeng-il chughahaeyo!
Happy new year!새해 복 많이 받으세요!
saehae bog manh-i bad-euseyo!
Merry Christmas!메리 크리스마스!
meli keuliseumaseu!
Congratulations!축하해요!
chughahaeyo!
Enjoy! (before eating)맛있게 드세요!
mas-issge deuseyo!
Bless you (when sneezing)괜찮아요?
gwaenchanh-ayo?
Best wishes!행운을 빌어요!
haeng-un-eul bil-eoyo!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Korean about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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