Level 6 Lesson 19 / to improve, to change, to increase / -아/어/여지다 Part 2


Remember how to say “to become + adjective”? Some descriptive verbs in Korean used so commonly in this manner that they are almost used as independent words. Let us take a look at some of those words and learn how to say “to improve”, “to change”, “to increase”, etc.


You can download both the PDF lesson notes and the MP3 audio track for this lesson below, and if you want to learn with our various textbooks and workbooks, you can get them on our online bookstore at MyKoreanStore.com. If you have any questions about this lesson, please leave us comments below!

Download PDF
Download MP3

Go to the Grammar Curriculum page to see all of our grammar lessons.

Level 6 Lesson 19 / to improve, to change, to increase / -아/어/여지다 Part 2
Tagged on:             
  • Wow, it was really useful !

  • LAN

    whano and choi,,,,thanks so much for this website,,,,,,someday,,,i want to go in ur office,,,,,,,,can u tell me what is the address in ur office there in seoul,,,and what time is your office open,,,,pls,,,,,and more power …..and the telephone number

  • Thanks TTMIK for another very interesting Korean lesson!

  • 아저씨

    감사합니다. TTMIK 제일 좋아요.

    Does anyone else think 경은 선생님 and 지해 from 걸스데이 look a little alike? (Tried typing this in Korean, didn’t go well)

  • im not up to this level yet, but i wanted to catch up 😀
    im still on level 4.

  • ks

    티티믹에 오는거부터 한국어 실력이 좋아졌어요.^^ㅎ

  • I’m still on level 2.. will you slow down a bit so i can catch up?? lol. your lesson is nice.. thank you teachers 🙂

    salamat 🙂

  • Rafael

    I’ve been following TTMIK for almost a year, but this is the first time I’ve been fully caught up :D!!!! I’m excited. Thank you to all the TTMIK instructors for your hard work.

  • 요즘 친구들을 많이 사귄거든요. 정말 행복해졌어요! ^^

  • 감사합니다. 레슨을 잘 들었습니다. 한국어 실력이 좋아지기 위해 자주 오겠습니다. ^^

  • maureen

    great lesson

  • dowon

    제 한국말이 좋아졌어요. TTMIK를 들었거든요. 🙂

  • H

    Please I’ve got a question on Choi’s picture.The context in Handepon aubsau jyausauyo doesn’t mean My hand phone disappeared? I feel it’s kind of irrelevant to this lesson. Please explain. Thank you.

  • NotInKY

    요리 실력이 좋아지면 저녁 손님 많아져요. 하지만 맛은 달라지면 손님 없어져요.
    If your cooking skill improves, your dinner guests will increase; however, if the flavor changes, the guests will disappear.

  • Nicole

    I’m curious if this sentence is correct or is there a better way to say it? Or am I just completely wrong? lol
    내가 달라져 봐 봤자 달라지지 못 해요.
    I cant change even if I try.

  • Florence Loh

    how to say “i want to improve my korean”?

  • VoldiPhil

    Awesome lesson, helped me very much, thank you guys! 🙂

  • Eman

    이 웹사이트를 듣은 다음에, 제 한국어 실력이 너무 좋아졌어요.

  • Shy Unicorn ♡

    요즘은 제 한굴를 필적이 예뻐졌어요.

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    1) My sister has changed a lot.
    – 제 동생이 많이 달라졌어요

    2) My father’s health has improved a lot.
    – 제 아버지 건강이 좋아졌어요

    3) K-pop fans have increased a lot
    – 캐이 팝 팬들이 많아졌어요

    4) That person disappeared all of a sudden.
    – 그 사람이 갑자기 없어졌어요

    Hope there are not many mistakes. If there are any please correct me out, 감사합니다!!

  • Dania Freih

    1. 한국어 실력이 좋아지면 한국에 갈 거예요.
    2. 친구들이 달라지면 안 좋은 것 같아요.
    3. 그 사람이 왜 인사하기 전에 없어졌어요?

  • Abhinav

    다시 미국을 좋아져요!
    Make America great again! (Lit. Improve America!)

  • Rocio

    I want to say ‘I’m writing this diary in order to improve my korean’ so… is it ok if i write it like this?.. 나는 한국어를 더 좋아질 수있게 이 일기를 쓰고있다. I dont know what’s the correct way to say ‘improve’ in korean ㅠㅡㅠ but anyway, i also thougth about this sentence.. 나는 한국어를 improve(기) 위해서 이 일기를 쓰고 있다. could you help me please? 🙁 whats the best way of saying it? 🙁

  • 야씬

    어렸을 때 다닌 초등학교는 안 달라졌어요. (The elementary school that I attended when I was a child hasn’t changed.)

    매일 두 시간 동안 한국어를 공부하는데 한국어 실력이 좋아졌어요. (I study korean for 2 hours every day. And my korean skills have improved.)

    영화표의 가격은 많아졌어요. (The price of the movie tickets has increased.)

  • Imogen Eve Blair

    8월부터 제 한국어 실력이 좋아진 것 같아요. 8월에 제가 간단한 표현만 말할 수 있었어요. 예를 들어서 “안녕하세요”하고 “이거 얼마에요?”. 그렇지만 아직 제가 많이 배워야 해요. 제 말은 많다고요. Since August I think my korean language skills have improved. In August I could only say simple expressions. For example ” Hello” and ” how much is this?” But still I still have a lot to learn. I mean A LOT.
    어릴 때 제 개가 없어졌어요 . 제 가족은 포스터도 많이 올렸어요 . 그런데 우리는 제 이웃들 중의 한 명가 우리 개를 훔친 것을 알아냈어요. 그래도 우리는 그들에게 내야 했어요. = when I was younger my dog disappeared my family put up lots of posters. However, we found out that one of our neighbours had stolen out dog. But still, we had to pay them.
    아무것도가 안 달라졌어요. = Nothing has changed.

  • Yuki

    가끔은 그냥 사라지고 싶어는데 못해
    예전에보다 요즘엔 내 한국어 실력이 티티믹 덕분에 좋아졌어 거 같은데

  • Matt

    [1] 한국말 실력을 조금 달라진 것 같아요. 더 나쁘거든요! ㅠㅠ = My Korean ability has changed a bit. It has gotten even worse! 🙁
    [2] 한국에 온 지 김치를 좋아졌어요. = Since coming to Korea, I have started liking kimchi.
    [3] 작년보다 온 사람이 더 많아졌어요. = The number of people who came increased since last year.
    [4] 필요할 때, 안경을 항상 없어져요! = My glasses always disappear when I need them!

    레슨 감사합니다

  • Aqila

    아까 여기 있었거든.없어졌어요