Korean Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Korean which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.


Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation 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.

Negation in Korean

Negation Korean Audio
No아니요 [ajig]
Nothing아무것도~아니다 [nugudo ~anida]
Not yet아직 [deoisang ~anhda]
No one누구도 ~아니다 [jeoldae]
No longer더이상 ~않다 [hal su eobsda]
Never절대 [haeseoneun andoenda]
Cannot할 수 없다 [geogjeongmaseyo]
Should not해서는 안된다 [geu dan-eo gieoghal su eobs-eoyo]

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Korean sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Korean Negation in a Sentence

English Korean Audio
Don't worry!걱정마세요 [jeoneun ilbon-eoleul haji anh-ayo]
I cannot remember the word그 단어 기억할 수 없어요 [mollayo]
I do not speak Japanese저는 일본어를 하지 않아요 [jeoneun ajig itallia-eoleul jal haji anh-ayo]
I don't know!몰라요 [gwansim eobs-eoyo]
I'm not fluent in Italian yet저는 아직 이탈리아어를 잘 하지 않아요 [yeogi issneun amudo geuliseueoleul hal jul mollayo]
I'm not interested!관심 없어요 [munje eobs-eoyo!]
No one here speaks Greek여기 있는 아무도 그리스어를 할 줄 몰라요 [igeo teullyeoss-eoyo]
No problem!문제 없어요! [igeo jalmosdwaess-eoyo]
This is not correct이거 틀렸어요 [uli ihae moshagess-eoyo]
This is wrong이거 잘못됐어요 [dangsin-eun geu dan-eoleul ij-eumyeon andwaeyo]
We don't understand우리 이해 못하겠어요 [son]
You should not forget this word당신은 그 단어를 잊으면 안돼요 [dali]


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Korean

Body Korean Audio
Arm손 [simjang]
Back다리 [nun]
Chest심장 [eolgul]
Ear눈 [songalag]
Eye얼굴 [mog]
Face손가락 [ib]
Feet목 [ko]
Fingers입 [eokkae]
Hair코 [bal]
Hand어깨 [bae]
Head발 [i(chia)]
Heart배 [pal]
Leg이(치아) [meolikalag]
Mouth팔 [deung]
Neck머리카락 [meoli]
Nose등 [hyeo]
Shoulder머리 [gwi]
Stomach혀 [gaseum]
Teeth귀 [geuneun geuui son-eulo neukkyeoyo]
Tongue가슴 [jeoneun je kolo naemsaeleul mat-ayo]


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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
He feels with his hand그는 그의 손으로 느껴요 [geunyeoneun aleumdaun nun-eul gajyeoss-eoyo]
I smell with my nose저는 제 코로 냄새를 맡아요 [geunyeoneun geunyeoui hyeolo mas-eul bobnida]
She has beautiful eyes그녀는 아름다운 눈을 가졌어요 [ulineun uliui nun-eulo bobnida]
She tastes with her tongue그녀는 그녀의 혀로 맛을 봅니다 [dangsin-eun dangsin-ui gwilo deudseubnida]
We see with our eyes우리는 우리의 눈으로 봅니다 [baegopayo]
You hear with your ears당신은 당신의 귀로 듣습니다 [mog mallayo]
How old are you?배고파요 [achim-e]
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old목 말라요 [jeonyeog-e]
Are you married?아침에 [bam-e]
Do you have children?저녁에 [igeos]
I have to go밤에 [naneun]
I will be right back!이것 [neoneun]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Korean about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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