Level 1 Lesson 21 / Negative Sentences / 안, -지 않다, 안 하다, 하지 않다

In this lesson, we are introducing how to form negative sentences in Korean. In Korean you can either add the word ‘안[an]’ before a verb or conjugate the verb into a negative form by using the verb ending ‘지 않다[ji an-ta]’ Find out how to do that and also practice with some sample sentences by listening to this lesson and as always, if you have any questions or feedback, we will be more than happy to hear them in the comment box!

Everyone, what do you NOT do? 뭐 안 해요?

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Level 1 Lesson 21 / Negative Sentences / 안, -지 않다, 안 하다, 하지 않다
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  • Mohammed Ismail 이수영

    I prefer use 안

    • Catsy

      You can’t have a preference.
      Different words suit different negations and the only way you can learn is by seeing them in use.

  • Genesis Martin

    can someone please write in hangul the word for “to not know”? it sounds like she is saying “mo-reu-da”?

    • Ana Alvarez


  • Miss-Gaara Rose

    Can someone explain to me why the the verb to throw away was conjugated with the 였어요 ending when it doesnt have a 하 ending. Shouldnt it have the ending 었어요? Or maybe did they
    make the 어 여 because the verb stem ends with 리. Thanks in advance.

  • 잭슨

    “미안해, 내 찌꺼기 버리지 않았어요…”
    ^^^^^^ 이것은 맞아요?

  • LyricalPhoenix

    I don’t do
    하지 않아요
    I didn’t do
    하지 않았요

    Please correct me if I’m wrong

    • Catsy


      All past tense adds double S letter and then EOYO.

  • erika

    how about jima? like ga-jima = don’t go

  • erika

    i also got confused with mot? so is it ihae mot haeyo or an ihae-sseoyo?