30 Essential Korean Adjectives For Beginners

Target level

TTMIK Level 1

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn the 30 essential Korean adjectives and how to change their forms to use in sentences
  • Improve your pronunciation by listening and repeating after the native speaker


Sample lesson




Course language

Korean, English

What can you find inside the course?

  • 30 lessons
  • Lesson notes for each lesson that include extra example sentences

Table of contents

  1. 큰 big
  2. 작은 small
  3. 먼 far
  4. 가까운 close
  5. 쉬운 easy
  6. 어려운 difficult
  7. 추운 cold
  8. 더운 hot
  9. 귀여운 cute
  10. 좁은 narrow
  11. 넓은 spacious, broad
  12. 늦은 late
  13. 싼 cheap
  14. 비싼 expensive
  15. 아픈 sick
  16. 느린 slow
  17. 빠른 fast, quick
  18. 같은 same
  19. 예쁜 pretty
  20. 좋은 good
  21. 많은 much, many
  22. 적은 few, little
  23. 얇은 thin
  24. 두꺼운 thick
  25. 깨끗한 clean
  26. 더러운 dirty
  27. 밝은 bright
  28. 어두운 dark
  29. 긴 long
  30. 짧은 short

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  1. Jenie Yao Chan,

    Can you please explain the difference between the 2 sentences?
    아프지 말아요.
    아프지 마세요.

  2. Kyoko1337,

    I have a question. The adjective 좁은 is 줍다 in it’s infinitive form. Why is it conjugated to 좁아요 when the verb stem ends with ㅂ and is followed by a conjugation that starts with a vowel. I thought this would be an irregular form and has to be 주워요. Thank you for your help 🙂

    • Sagwa,

      I think 좁다 is a regular verb (unlike the other verbs in -ㅂ다) so it is conjugated to 좁아요. It is the same for 잡다 (to catch) which is conjugated to 잡아요 and not to 자워요.

    • Kyoko1337,

      Sry it’s 좁다 in the infinitive form and I thought it has to be 조워요

  3. Ava,

    Hi there. I am a premium member, but it still says the bottom section of the course is blocked to me because I am not a member. Can you please help me? Thanks!

    • CA,

      Did you click add to my learning center?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      This issue has been fixed right away.
      For your reference, you had full access to the materials even though the message said the section is not available for you.
      Thank you for your patience!

    • TheSa,

      I have the exact same problem with the dialogue between native speakers even though I’m a premium member.

    • Myuri,

      It’s the same for me, the “dialogue between native speakers” is blocked for me and I’m a premium member.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Sorry for the inconvenience. Could you send us an email?
      —>[email protected]

  4. Ben,

    너무 좋아요. 정말 좋아해요. 감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사해요! 한국어 공부 즐겁게 해요. 🙂

  5. Ellie House,

    Hi there,
    As a beginner- I have just been listening to the single word then a simple sentence or example given to learn the word in context as well as well as taking notes- this course is so good for simple vocab and easy to hear and learn from. The course being short also makes it less over whelming and gain a real sense of achievement! Thank you TIMIK 🙂

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We appreciate your valued feedback. We hope you keep practicing and improving your Korean. 💗