Comparative

Korean Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Korean. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.

Comparative Form in Korean

Comparative Korean Audio
As... as만큼 ...한
mankeum ...han
Taller더 큰
deo keun
Shorter더 작은
deo jag-eun
Younger더 어린
deo eolin
Older더 늙은
deo neulg-eun
As tall as 만큼 큰
mankeum keun
Taller than보다 더 큰
boda deo keun
Shorter than보다 더 작은
boda deo jag-eun
More beautiful더 아름다운
deo aleumdaun
Less beautiful덜 아름다운
deol aleumdaun
Most beautiful가장 아름다운
gajang aleumdaun
Happy행복해
haengboghae
Happier더 행복한
deo haengboghan
Happiest가장 행복한
gajang haengboghan
You are happy당신은 행복해요
dangsin-eun haengboghaeyo
You are as happy as Maya당신은 마야만큼 행복해요
dangsin-eun mayamankeum haengboghaeyo
You are happier than Maya당신은 마야보다 더 행복해요
dangsin-eun mayaboda deo haengboghaeyo
You are the happiest당신은 가장 행복해요
dangsin-eun gajang haengboghaeyo
Good좋은
joh-eun
Better더 좋은
deo joh-eun
Best가장 좋은
gajang joh-eun
Bad나쁜
nappeun
Worse더 나쁜
deo nappeun
Worst가장 나쁜
gajang nappeun

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Korean

Shopping Korean Audio
Can you take less?덜 가지고 가줄래요?
deol gajigo gajullaeyo?
Do you accept credit cards?카드돼요?
kadeudwaeyo?
How much is this?이거 얼마예요?
igeo eolmayeyo?
I'm just looking저는 그냥 보고있어요
jeoneun geunyang bogoiss-eoyo
Only cash please!현금만 돼요!
hyeongeumman dwaeyo!
This is too expensive이것은 아주 비싸요
igeos-eun aju bissayo
Cafe카페
kape
Cash현금
hyeongeum
Cheap
ssan
Check수표
supyo
Cinema영화관
yeonghwagwan
Credit card신용카드
sin-yongkadeu
Expensive비싼
bissan
Gas station주유소
juyuso
Museum박물관
bagmulgwan
Parking주차
jucha
Pharmacy약국
yaggug
Supermarket슈퍼마켓
syupeomakes

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Korean

Restaurant Korean Audio
I'm vegetarian저는 채식주의자예요
jeoneun chaesigjuuijayeyo
It is very delicious!정말 맛있어요!
jeongmal mas-iss-eoyo!
May we have the check please!수표로 해도 되나요?
supyolo haedo doenayo?
The bill please!계산서 주세요!
gyesanseo juseyo!
Waiter / waitress!여기요!
yeogiyo!
What do you recommend? (to eat)무엇을 추천해주시겠어요?
mueos-eul chucheonhaejusigess-eoyo?
What's the name of this dish?이 음식 이름이 뭐예요?
i eumsig ileum-i mwoyeyo?
Where is there a good restaurant?거기 좋은 식당이 어디있어요?
geogi joh-eun sigdang-i eodiiss-eoyo?
A cup of~한 컵
~han keob
A glass of~한 잔
~han jan
Black pepper후추
huchu
Bread
ppang
Dessert디저트
dijeoteu
Food음식
eumsig
Fork포크
pokeu
Knife
kal
Menu메뉴
menyu
Napkin냅킨
naebkin
Plate접시/그릇
jeobsi/geuleus
Salad샐러드
saelleodeu
Salt소금
sogeum
Salty짜다
jjada
Soup수프
supeu
Spicy맵다
maebda
Spoon숟가락
sudgalag
Sweet달다
dalda
Table식탁
sigtag
Tip (money for the waiter)시간 (일/월)
sigan (il/wol)
Water
mul

Fun Facts

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