30 Essential Irregular Korean Verbs

About this course

In this course, you can learn 30 irregular verbs and how to conjugate them through 30 bite-sized lessons! If you’ve had difficulty combining verb endings with words like ’돕다’, ’고르다’, ’듣다’, ’낫다’, and ’파랗다’, this lesson will be a big help! As this course provides simple and useful example sentences along with a native speaker’s pronunciation, you will be ready to incorporate these 30 words in your speech after studying with this course. Don’t forget to test your knowledge through review quizzes that are offered every 5 lessons!

Target level

TTMIK Level 3

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn how irregular verbs are conjugated when combined with various verb endings
  • Learn accurate pronunciation of each word and example sentence
  • Practice speaking by listening and repeating after Kyung-hwa
  • Practice 존댓말(formal language) and 반말(casual language)

Sample lesson


Sample review quiz



Course language

Korean, English

What can you find inside the course?

  • 30 lessons
  • Lesson notes for each lesson including extra examples
  • Review quizzes for every 5 lessons

Table of contents

  1. 돕다 to help
  2. 어렵다 to be difficult
  3. 쉽다 to be easy
  4. 춥다 to be cold
  5. 덥다 to be hot
  6. 눕다 to lie down
  7. 굽다 to bake, to roast
  8. 맵다 to be spicy
  9. 아름답다 to be beautiful
  10. 귀엽다 to be cute
  11. 고르다 to choose
  12. 다르다 to be different
  13. 모르다 to not know
  14. 빠르다 to be fast
  15. 자르다 to cut
  16. 기르다 to raise, to grow
  17. 게으르다 to be lazy
  18. 누르다 to press
  19. 듣다 to listen, to hear
  20. 걷다 to walk
  21. 묻다 to ask
  22. 싣다 to load
  23. 낫다 to recover, to get well
  24. 잇다 to join, to connect
  25. 짓다 to build
  26. 붓다 to pour
  27. 긋다 to draw (a line)
  28. 파랗다 to be blue
  29. 까맣다 to be black
  30. 이렇다 to be like this

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  1. Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

    Done watching the entire course! But still I find the conjugation of irregular verbs very difficult haha! Help please

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Keep up the great work! 🙌🏻

  2. Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

    Done watching Lesson 1 and I find it helpful and simple. The irregularities make Korean Language learning difficult and I hope I can overcome it.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We believe in you! Thank you for studying Korean with us. ☺️

    • Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

      Thanks Team TTMIK!


    In lesson 16 the example sentence 저는 집에서 강아지를 걸러요. is really correct? If so, why the verb stem changed to 길러여 –>걸러요. ?

    Also, in the IYAGI begginer, conversation #2, it starts 경은: 주연 씨, 애완동물 키워 봤어요?
    Why 기르다 —-> 키다? Would it be different verbs?

    Both courses are superb by the way! I’m loving it so much! 감사합니다.

  4. Zell Cariaga,

    Is there any difference between 고르다 vs 선택하다?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      They have the same meaning, but 고르다 is used more informally. 🙂 Hope this helps.

  5. Teresa Alves,

    Hi! I just completed this course and while studying I used the Korean Verbs Guide book that I own and I have a question:
    In this course, Lesson 21. is 묻다 “to ask” and in Book 1, Verb 35 is 물어보다 also translated to “to ask”. What is the difference between these two and when should we use one instead of the other?
    I enjoyed this a lot! The video is great to help with the pronunciation and the examples are something that we can use in daily conversations.
    By the way, I’d like to let you know that the link to watch the full video is broken (or could it be I am not a premium member?)

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      묻다 = original and more formal form of “to ask”
      물어보다 = more commonly used than 묻다 in everyday Korean (= to ask)

      Please contact us at our email(admin@talktomeinkorean) if you find any issues or problems on our website.
      (Detailed explanation on the issue with screenshots would be helpful for us to sort it out.)
      Thanks you for your patience in the meantime. : )

  6. Daniel Gönczy,

    I have just listened to Lesson 1 and 2.
    Great video material. Easy to grasp and remember, still something fun and useful in everyday life. 🙂

    -Do you happen to have a complete list of irregular verbs, aside from what is presented in this entire video course?
    Thanks a lot. It would be a tremendous help.

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Thank you for your comment. However, unfortunately, we do not have the complete list of irregular verbs.