걸다 Has Multiple Meanings

What meaning do you associate with the Korean verb 걸다? Here are some of its diverse meanings.


Many Korean verbs have multiple meanings and usages, and 걸다 is no exception. In this video lesson by Talk To Me In Korean, you can learn how to use 걸다 in various contexts through realistic sample sentences.

Examples:

액자를 벽에 걸다
to hang a frame on the wall

귀걸이를 귀에 걸다
to hang an earring on your ear

벽에 그림을 걸었어요.
I hung the picture on the wall.


귀걸이를 귀에 걸어요.
Put the earrings on.

옷걸이에 옷을 걸 거예요.
I will hang the clothes on the hanger.

내기를 걸다
to bet

친구가 내기에 돈을 걸었어요.
My friend placed money in a bet.

내기를 걸어요.
I place a bet.

여기에 돈을 걸 거예요?
Are you going to make a bet here?

 

전화 걸다
to make a call.

엄마한테 전화를 걸었어요.
I called my mom.

회사로 전화를 걸어요.
I call the company.

친구한테 전화를 걸 거예요.
I will call my friend.


 

걸다 Has Multiple Meanings