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Korean From Zero! – Lesson 9 – Asking for things and counters


Example sentences 1. 김민수 씨는 너무 빨라요!

Minsu Kim is very fast!

2. 선생님의 차는 빨라요.

Teacher’s car is fast.

SUMMARY: Always use the PRIOR to LAST character of the stem with BASIC rule #5. When the LAST character in the stem has ㅡ, BASIC rule #5 is used, and it’s changed to ㅏ or ㅓ based on the PRIOR character’s vowel. It’s easy to mistakenly use the FIRST character for the vowel change with longer words. For example:

떠오르다 (to rise up; to occur) type: 르 irregular If you mistakenly use the FIRST character, the stem would be 떠올러. Since the character just before the FINAL in the stem is used, the BASIC is actually 떠올라.

 9-3. 귀엽다 (cute) Nothing really much to say about this, except that Korean girls and boys are pretty cute… so you will need this word. It is a ㅂ irregular verb, so the ㅂ changes to 워. Example sentences 1. 제 여자친구는 정말 귀여워요.

My girlfriend is really cute.

2. 제 친구의 여동생이 귀여워요.

My friend’s younger sister is cute.

3. 그 강아지는 귀여워요.

That puppy is cute.

4. 학교에서 누가 귀여워요?

Who is cute in school?

누구가 changes to 누가

 9-4. 맛없다 (tasteless), 재미없다 (uninteresting) 맛 means “flavor” and 재미 means “fun” or “interest”. When you say 맛있다 or 맛없다 you are actually saying “there is flavor” or “there is no flavor”. You learned the opposites of 맛없다 and 재미없다 in lesson 6. Example sentences 1. 그 책이 재미없어요.

That book isn’t interesting.

2. 그 책이 재미있어요.

That book is interesting.

3. 이 요거트가 맛없어요!

This yogurt is tasteless.

4. 이 요거트가 아주 맛있어요!

This yogurt is very tasty.

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