Level 3 Lesson 13 / Making adjectives (Part 2) / descriptive verbs + -ㄴ 명사

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Level 3 Lesson 13 / Making adjectives (Part 2) / descriptive verbs + -ㄴ 명사
  • 조슈아

    이 무서운 사람이에요.
    This is a scary person.

    제 행복한 아버지는 개를 샀어요.
    My happy father bought a dog.

    Corrections are welcome

    • Gamja

      이 사람은 무서운 사람이에요
      제 행복한 아버지는 강아지를 분양받았어요

    • 조슈아

      When you wrote “제 행복한 아버지는 강아지를 분양받았어요.” That works, but doesn’t ‘제 행복한 아버지는 개를 샀어요.’ also work? They just have slightly different meanings.

    • Gamja

      Korean people refer to pet dogs as puppies even if they’re old. 강아지 is puppy
      개 kind of means like a wild dog, I’d say. Not a domesticated dog.
      Also, it’s not gramatically wrong, but it’s weird to say you bought a dog because 사다 is more for purchasing commodities and objects. My Korean source tells me 분양받다 is better for taking about buying a pet

    • 조슈아

      그것 진짜 흥미로와요. 감사합니다.

  • Yuki

    유튜브에서 지루한 영상을 관심 없어요 그래서 그냥 방탄의 영상만 봐요 (I’m not interesed in boring videos on youtube so I just watch BTS’ videos) <– I'm sure this one has many mistakes so feel free to correct me

    진 오빠는 정말 잘생긴 남자예요 (Jin is a really handsome man)
    더 큰 가방을 필요해서 새로운 가방이 살 거예요 ( I need a bigger bag so I will buy a new one)
    언젠가 큰 집은 사고 싶어요 (I want to buy a big house someday)
    작은 책상은 불편해요 (Small desks are uncomfortable)

    • Ivis Benavides

      Everything looks good just one thing the word 관심 is used together with 에 (or 에게 to mark people) to mark what you are interested in so should be ‘지루한 영상에 관심 없어요’

  • Ania

    영어로 “명사” 뭐예요?

    • Nick


  • Jixanh

    너 진짜 똑똑한 사람이야. (You’re a really smart person.)
    하루가 너무 아늑한 방 있어요. (Haru has a really cozy room.)
    간지러운 스웨터예요. (It’s an itchy sweater.)
    이 자켓 예뻐지만 더 작은 자켓을 찾고 있었어요. (This jacket is pretty, but I was looking for a smaller jacket.)

  • Cathal Dunne

    Some practice sentences
    좋은 영화이에요. 극장에 가고 싶어요. It’s a good movie. I want to go to the theater.
    예뿐 꽃이에요. 저는 살게요. It’s a beautiful flower. I want to buy it.
    이 책은 이상해요. 읽지 마세요. This book is strange. Don’t read it.
    저는 진짜 바빠서 갈 수 없어요. I’m really busy so I can’t go.
    이 카메라는 너무 비싸요. 그래도 살게요. This camera is too expensive. But I’ll still buy it.

    I’m looking for Korean practice partners on Kakao. If anyone is interested, add me! cathaldunne

  • Helena Ahlstrom Jole

    I’m confused about this being part 2. I did see one other adjective-making lesson but it was posted *after* this one. Is there a part 1 that I’m not seeing?

  • Toni-ann Thompson

    빠른 생각하고 있어요. Quick thinking
    저는 빠르게 영화를 봐요. I quickly watch the movie.
    좋은 하루. 그런데 비 올 거예요. Good day. However, it’s going to rain.

  • marNgu

    Hi. I was just wondering if the adjective form of “fun” (재미있는) is also an exception? Since the verb stem is neither followed by ㄴ nor 은?
    Thanks 😀