Language Lessons

Before anything else, learn Hangul and read “The Beginner’s Toolbox” below. After that, pick and choose what you want to learn. The lessons are in no particular order. Enjoy!


Basics

The Beginner’s Toolbox

Hangul

Subject & object marking particles

Pronouns

Conjugating verbs & adjectives

Adding -아 / -어 particles to verbs & adjectives

있다 and 없다


Ways to say “because”:

-아서 / -어서 ~ because

-니까 / -으니까 ~ because

-기에 ~ “because of X, I am doing Y”


Nuance:

-아보다 / -어보다 ~ to give something a try

(-아/-어)주다 ~ as a favour

-아버리다 / -어버리다 ~ to “completely” do X

-라도 / -이라도 ~ this isn’t the best option, but…

-잖아 ~ “as you know”


Dealing with whether one can, should, or wants to do something:

-고 싶다 ~ to want to do something

-지 않다 or 안 ~ to not do X

-지 마 ~ “Don’t do X”

-아야 하다 / -어야 하다 ~ to have to do X

Can & can’t ~ 수 있다 & 수 없다


Location / Direction:

-에 ~ time and location

-에서 ~ inside/from

From -부터 to -까지

-(으)로 ~ via, toward, or into


-보다 ~ compared to X

-만 ~ just X, only X

-도 ~ too/neither/even

-처럼 ~ like X

-고 있다 ~ present progressive tense

-아도 / -어도 ~ even if

-(으)면 ~ if/when

-(으)면서 ~ while

“And” & “with” ~ for nouns

“And” ~ for verbs & adjectives

Describing an upcoming noun

하다, 되다, and passive verbs

Turning adjectives into adverbs