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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  • salsal

    저는 먹는것을 좋아해요. 그러지만 요리를잘 못 해요. 엉엉- I like to eat but i´m not good at cooking *crying*
    저는 요즘 자를 잘 못 했어요 그래서 잘공부할 수 없어요 – these days i´m not sleeping well so i can´t study well.
    ~could i use 잘 before 공부?
    저는 한국어를 잘 하고 싶어요. 열심히 공부할거에요!! – i want to be good at korean. I will study hard!!
    매년 여름는 가족하고 바다에 가요.그래서 저는아주 수영을 잘 해요- Every summer i go to the beach with my family. so i´m really good at swimming.
    *Please correct me
    And thank you for another great lesson !! Talk to me in korean 감사합니다!

    • Trinity

      안녕하세요 ^_^ I think your sentences are really good, there are just a couple of things I noticed:

      그러지만 —>그렇지만

      자를 잘 못 했어요 —> 잘 못 자요 (자다 is not a 하다 verb so you just place 잘 못 in front of the conjugated verb – or you could even turn 자다 into a noun and say: 자기를 잘 못 해요)

      And I think, but not 100% sure, that it is better to put 공부(를) 잘 할거예요
      공부할 거에요 —> 공부할 거예요

      I’m not an expert at all, so I may be wrong, but I think these were the only things. 잘 했어요!! 화이팅 ^_^

    • salsal

      oh thank you so much!! yeh with the 하다 verbs i have to use the 를/을 like i did with 자다 (but that one was wrong lol). I’m going to practice this lesson and try to make some more sentences
      and i have been writing 그러지만 in every lesson so thank you for poiting that out.
      감사합니다!!

    • Trinity

      No worries! 화이팅 ^_^

  • Chess8Ko

    I’m not good at singing
    노래를 잘못 헤요
    My friend is good at swimming
    저 친구는 수영을 잘 해요
    I am bad at solving puzzles
    저는 퍼즐을 잘못 풀어요
    My handwritting is not good
    저는 글씨를 잘 못 써요
    I’m not good at writing
    저는 글을 잘 못 써요
    Are you good at eating spicy food?
    메운 것 잘 먹어요?

  • ryebun17

    제 친구 일본어 말을 잘 못 해요.
    My friend is not good at speaking Japanese.
    문을 잘 쎠요.
    I can write a text good.

    마자요? 😉

  • ryebun17

    제 자매가 프랑스어를 잘 공부해요, 그런데 수영을 진짜 잘 못 해요.
    My sister is good at studying french, but she’s really not good at swimming.

  • 클레어 쌤

    저는 한국어 글씨를 잘써요. 그렇지만 말하기를 잘 못해요 :/
    I am good at writing Korean but I am not so good at speaking.

    제 언니가 스페인어를 정말 잘해요.
    My older sister speaks Spanish very well.

    저는 다리는 것은 좋아해요 그런데 잘 못해요.
    I like running but I can’t do it well.

    수영은 거 좋아해요 그리고 정말 잘해요.
    I like swimming and I do it very well.

    저는 한국어 말을 잘 못해서 지금부토 열심히 공부할거예요.
    I am not good at speaking Korean so, from now I will study hard.

    Hi guys, I am out of practice and was a little confused by the lesson so please correct my sentences if you can 🙂

  • Clara Galacho

    요리를 잘 해요
    댄스를 잘 못 해요
    노래를 못 해요
    한국어를 잘 못 해요 근데 공부하고 있어요

    • Pia Crdn

      저도 요리를 잘 하고 싶어요.
      노래를 전혀 못 해요. ㅋㅋㅋ!

  • Pia Crdn

    우리 오빠는 달리기를 잘 못 해요 그런데 그 사람이 수영을 수 있어요 그리고 글씨를 정말 잘 해요. 저기 그 사람을 진짜 사랑해.

    저는 영어랑 필리핀어를 정말 잘 해요 그렇지만 아직 한국어를 잘 못 해요. 안습이다… ☹︎☹︎☹︎