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Word Negation

In Korean, certain times you have to use specific words to negate something. There are three cases of word negation: 아니다, 없다 and 모르다.

-았/었었다

The form -았/었었다 is sometimes referred to as the Korean past perfect, however, unlike in English, this form has a single purpose, so don’t overuse it.

-고 있다

The Korean progressive tense -고 있다 is a simple tense to use and learn. It is a rather nifty Korean grammar topic, but keep in mind: It is not English.

-았/었다

The Korean past tense, -았/었다, is a rather simple Korean grammar topic if you’ve mastered the Korean present tense since they are very similar.

ㅅ Irregular Verbs

The ㅅ irregular verbs are the most confounding Korean irregular verbs. They will force you to go against basics you have gotten so used to.

Present Tense

The Korean present tense is one of the first major Korean grammar topics a Korean language learner has to tackle. Let’s look at how it works.

ㅎ Irregular Verbs

The ㅎ irregular verbs are the most convoluted of the Korean irregular verbs. However, with a little practice, they won’t cause you any troubles.

-기로 했다

The Korean expression -기로 했다 indicates a promise to do something you have made with someone or with yourself. It is typically used in the past tense.

르 Irregular Verbs

The 르 irregular verbs are a common Korean irregular verb group. Thus it is important to know its rules well. Thankfully, they are rather simple.