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!멈춰! [meomchwo!]
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 right오른쪽으로 돌아! [oleunjjog-eulo dol-a!]
Turn left왼쪽으로 돌아! [oenjjog-eulo dol-a!]
Go straight똑바로 가! [ttogbalo ga!]
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!]

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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]
Earth흙/지구 [heulg/jigu]
Forest숲 [sup]
Garden정원 [jeong-won]
Hospital병원 [byeong-won]
Island섬 [seom]
Lake호수 [hosu]
Moon달 [dal]
Mountain산 [san]
River강 [gang]
Sea바다 [bada]
Sky하늘 [haneul]
Stars별 [byeol]
Sun해 [hae]
I can see the stars별이 보여요. [byeol-i boyeoyo.]
I want to go to the beach바닷가에 가고 싶어요. [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]
Carpet깔개/양탄자 [kkalgae/yangtanja]
Ceiling천장 [cheonjang]
Chair의자 [uija]
Computer컴퓨터 [keompyuteo]
Desk책상 [chaegsang]
Door문 [mun]
Furniture가구 [gagu]
House집 [jib]
Kitchen부엌 [bueok]
Refrigerator냉장고 [naengjang-go]
Roof지붕 [jibung]
Room방 [bang]
Stove난로 [nanlo]
Table식탁 [sigtag]
Television텔레비전 [tellebijeon]
Toilet화장실 [hwajangsil]
Wall벽 [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 computer저 컴퓨터 써야해요 [jeo keompyuteo sseoyahaeyo]
I need to use the toilet화장실 가고싶어요 [hwajangsil gagosip-eoyo]
I'm watching television저는 텔레비전을 보고있어요 [jeoneun tellebijeon-eul bogoiss-eoyo]
This room is very big이 방은 매우 커요 [i bang-eun maeu keoyo]
Holiday Wishes행운을 빌어요 [haeng-un-eul bil-eoyo]
Good luck!생일 축하합니다 [saeng-il chughahabnida]
Happy birthday!새해 복 많이 받으세요 [saehae bog manh-i bad-euseyo]
Happy new year!메리 크리스마스! [meli keuliseumaseu!]
Merry Christmas!축하합니다 [chughahabnida]
Congratulations!맛있게 드세요 [mas-issge deuseyo]
Enjoy! (before eating)신의 가호가 있기를 [sin-ui gahoga issgileul]
Bless you (when sneezing)행운을 빌어요 [haeng-un-eul bil-eoyo]
Best wishes!운송 [unsong]

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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