Level 2 Lesson 18 / to be good/poor at ~ / 잘 하다/못 하다

안녕하세요. What are some things that you are good at? And what are some things that you are not so good at?

Find out how to say that in Korean through this lesson and let us know what you are good or bad at, in Korean! Leave us comments and we will help you make your sentences more natural!

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Level 2 Lesson 18 / to be good/poor at ~ / 잘 하다/못 하다
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  • Ikraan H

    매운 거를 잘 먹어요.

    저는 노래를 잘 못해요.

  • Farzam Habib Khan

    매운 거를 잘 먹어요 그리고 글씨를 잘 못해요..
    저는 배우기를 잘해요…
    감사합니다 선생님…^^

    • Seokjin Jin

      글씨를 잘 못해요 > 글씨를 잘 못써요

    • Hikari Momo

      May I ask where the 써요 part came from?

    • I think it comes from the word ‘to write’ 쓰다 > 써요. so 잘 못써요 means ‘cant write well’

  • اسماء

    I feel like I’m learning slower than most people in the comments but I won’t give up..

    매운 거를 잘 못 먹어요 그리고 공부를 잘 해요. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • honestlyidk

      same ;-;

  • Rizariz

    매운 거 못 먹어요

  • Eleonora Solida

    Hello there 🙂 I started listen to your lessons while I working was in Seoul and now that I’m back in Italy I keep studying Korean with TTMIK.

    Here my sample sentences, probably wrong ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    1. 저는 노래를 절 못 해요. 그렇지먼 줌추기를 절 해요

    2. 저는 한국어를 잘 못 해요. 그렇지만 프랑스어를 절 해요

    Thank you so much. Grazie mille

    • OH MY GAWD _

      It’s 잘 not 절 🙂

  • Aya

    – 저는 운전을 잘 해요 .
    – 저는 수영을 잘 못 해요 .
    – 저는 많은 것들 잘 못 해요 . ㅋㅋ I’m not sure about this sentence

  • Trinity Pate

    안녕 여러분, 여기에 트리니다입니다

    Thanks for another excellent lesson!!

    Here are my sample sentences:

    저는 영어를 잘 못 해요. 그런데 한국어를 잘 하고 싶어요 – I am not good at English. But I want to be good at Korean

    어제 공부를 진짜 잘 했어요. 그래서 오늘은 놀기를 잘 할 거예요 – Yesterday I studied well. So today I will be able to play well.

    일요일에 수영해요 그래서 아주 수영을 잘 해요 – I swim on Sundays so I’m quite good at swimming

    금요일에 자기를 잘 못 했어요. 그리고 토요일에 정말 피곤했어요 – I slept badly on Friday. And on Saturday I was really tired

    맞아요?? 많이 감사합니다!!

  • Hikari Momo

    저는 메이쿠업이 입는 것을 잘 못해요. 그래서 안 입어요. (I don’t put on makeup very well. Therefore I don’t wear it.)
    Is this correct?

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    저는 요리를 잘 해요. = I’m good at cooking
    저는 한국이를 잘 못 해요. 그렇지만 한국이를 정말 잘 갈 거예요. = I’m not so good at Korean. But I’m going to be really good at Korean.

    one day i promise to myself. (i hope i wrote that last sentence right?)


  • nin

    저는 요리를 못 해요 그리고 글씨를 잘 못 써요.
    2008년까지 노래를 잘 했어요 그런데 제 목을 앞았어요. 지금 저는 노래를 잘 못 해요 ㅠㅠ
    저는 포르투갈어로 말을 잘 해요 그리고 영어로 말을 잘 해요. 한국어로 말을 잘 못 해요 그렇지만 공부하고 있어요.
    lots of 그리고, 그런데, 그렇지만 kkk sigh
    오늘도 정말 감사합니다! ^^

  • Bianca Lima

    Is there any difference between 잘하다 x 잘 하다/못하다 x 못 하다 being written with or without space? Or only one of these forms is correct?

    • Justin Steven Cruz

      Grammatically is incorrect to write 잘 and 못 without space, but you can do it. Actually there’s no difference bettwen 잘하다 and 잘 하다, I mean, It’s not bad, but if you wanna write it in the correct way, you have to do it with space…..


  • Justin Steven Cruz

    저는 언어를 배우기 잘 하고 공부하기 잘하고 수학을 잘 해요. 하지만 노래를 잘 못 해요!!!

    -너무 졸려서 잠을 자고 싶지만 내일 역사 시험이에요!!!
    -역사에 대해 아무것도 몰라요!!!!

    어땠어요???? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Myrah J

    매운 거 좋아요 하지만 요즘은 매운 거 잘 못 먹어요. xD

  • Saquib Siddiqui

    제가 많이 책을 읽어요. 그래서 공부하기를 잘 해요.그리고, 경은씨, 저도 잘 먹어요 그리고 잘 자요

  • Lovely Nody (나다)

    잘 달리다 –> 달리기를 잘 하다
    What is the difference? Why isn’t the first one clear ?
    And 글씨 is writing or handwriting?
    Also 글 or 글씨 means writing?
    And can we say 요리 잘 못 해요? Or we have to say 요리(를)?, I mean if I want to say ( I can’t cook very well) not ( I can’t do cooking very well )
    And same question for ( 요리 못 해요)
    (I can’t cook) .. do we have to put 를?

    • OH MY GAWD _

      “글씨” means handwriting and “글” is writing I think. ^^

  • nina

    안 녕 하 세 요..
    -저는 긍부기를 잘 해요 그리고 절 먹어요.
    -저는 수영을 아직 잘 못 해요. 그렇지만. 할거에요. Is that right !!.

    정 말 감사합니다 ttik ^*^ .