100 Korean Verbs For Beginners

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Korean Verbs For Beginners

Learning the most common Korean verbs will drastically improve your ability to make Korean sentences and communicate effectively in Korean. On this page, you can find a list of 100 most common Korean verbs for beginners.

These 100 Korean verbs for beginners are divided into 10 sections, each with 10 different Korean verbs to learn. In each section, you will find a list of 10 Korean verbs with the English meaning. You’ll also find a printable verbs list worksheet that you can download to help you learn these verbs. If you would like to hear how to pronounce these verbs, check out the video from our Korean teacher Arah below.

Korean Verbs For Beginners

Before we look at this list of 100 Korean verbs for beginners, it is important to note that some of these are technically adjectives. In Korean, the base form of adjectives are written, just like verbs, in the infinitive form with the ending 다. For example, 싸다 is the adjective ‘cheap’ in the infinitive form (to be cheap). Some Korean textbooks refer to adjectives in the base form as ‘descriptive verbs’.

While you are learning Korean verbs it is important to remember which ones are adjectives because adjectives and verbs use different particles and some Korean verb conjugations are not possible with these ‘descriptive verbs’. You can’t, for example, use the imperative form ~으세요 with these descriptive verbs or conjugate them with ~고 싶어요 (want).

In the list of Korean verbs below the descriptive verbs have been marked with (adj).

Verbs 1-10

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
하다 [ha-da]to do
가다 [ga-da]to go
오다 [o-da]to come
먹다 [meok-da]to eat
사다 [sa-da]to buy
만나다 [man-na-da]to meet
보다 [bo-da]to see
주다 [ju-da]to give
있다 [it-tta]to exist / to have
없다 [eop-da]to not exist / to not have

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 1-10

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Verbs 11-20

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
자다 [ja-da]to sleep
읽다 [ik-tta]to read
쓰다 [sseu-da]to write
살다 [sal-da]to live
만들다 [man-deul-da]to make
좋다 (adj) [jo-ta]to be good
좋아하다 [jo-a-ha-da]to like
알다 [al-da]to know
모르다 [mo-reu-da]to not know
생각하다 [saeng-gak-ha-da]to think

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 11-20

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Verbs 21-30

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
듣다 [deud-da]to listen
말하다 [mal-ha-da]to speak
배우다 [bae-u-da]to learn
공부하다 [gong-bu-ha-da]to study
일어나다 [i-reo-na-da]to get up
앉다 [an-da]to sit
웃다 [ut-tta]to laugh
울다 [ul-da]to cry
걷다 [geod-da]to walk
달리다 [dal-li-da]to run

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 21-30

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Verbs 31-40

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
입다 [ib-da]to wear
춤추다 [chum-chu-da]to dance
운전하다 [un-jeon-ha-da]to drive
타다 [ta-da]to ride
주문하다 [ju-mun-ha-da]to order
찍다 [jjik-da]to take (a picture)
빌리다 [bil-li-da]to borrow
전화하다 [jeon-hwa-ha-da]to telephone
가르치다 [ga-reu-chi-da]to teach
청소하다 [cheong-so-ha-da]to clean

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 31-40

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Verbs 41-50

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
멀다 (adj) [meol-da]to be far
가깝다 (adj) [ga-ggap-da]to be close
놀다 [nol-da]to play
도와주다 [do-hwa-ju-da]to help
찾다 [chat-da]to find
열다 [yeol-da]to open
닫다 [dat-tta]to close
멈추다 [meom-chu-da]to stop
덥다 (adj) [deop-da]to be hot
춥다 (adj) [chup-da]to be cold

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 41-50

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Verbs 51-60

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
싫다 (adj) [sil-ta]to be hateful
눕다 [nup-da]to lie down
어렵다 (adj) [eo-ryeop-da]to be difficult
쉽다 (adj) [sip-da]to be easy
잡다 [jap-da]to grab / catch
놀라다 [nol-la-da]to be surprised
고르다 [go-reu-da]to choose
빠르다 (adj) [bba-reu-da]to be fast
느리다 (adj) [neu-ri-da]to be slow
물어보다 [mu-reo-bo-da]to ask

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 51-60

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Verbs 61-70

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
자르다 [ja-reu-da]to cut
받다 [bat-da]to receive
보내다 [bo-nae-da]to send
다르다 (adj) [da-reu-da]to be different
귀엽다 (adj) [gwi-yeop-da]to be cute
믿다 [mit-da]to believe
팔다 [pal-da]to sell
기다리다 [gi-da-ri-da]to wait
무섭다 (adj) [mu-seop-da]to be scary
바꾸다 [ba-ggu-da]to change

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 61-70

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Verbs 71-80

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
나가다 [na-ga-da]to go out
들어오다 [deu-reo-o-da]to come in
필요하다 (adj) [pi-ryo-ha-da]to be needed
일하다 [il-ha-da]to work
쉬다 [si-da]to rest
운동하다 [un-dong-ha-da]to exercise
산책하다 [san-chaek-ha-da]to go for a walk
요리하다 [yo-ri-ha-da]to cook
이야기하다 [i-ya-gi-ha-da]to talk
걱정하다 [geok-jeong-ha-da]to worry

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 71-80

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Verbs 81-90

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
준비하다 [jun-bi-ha-da]to prepare
크다 (adj) [keu-da]to be big
작다 (adj) [jak-da]to be small
아프다 (adj) [a-peu-da]to be sick
끝나다 [ggeut-na-da]to end / finish
예쁘다 (adj) [ye-ppeu-da]to be pretty
밀다 [mil-da]to push
당기다 [dang-gi-da]to pull
같다 (adj) [gat-da]to be the same
죽다 [juk-da]to die

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 81-90

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Verbs 91-100

Korean VerbEnglish Meaning
누르다 [nu-reu-da]to press
거짓말하다 [geo-jit-mal-ha-da]to lie
약속하다 [yak-sok-ha-da]to promise
기억하다 [gi-eok-ha-da]to remember
시작하다 [si-jak-ha-da]to start
사용하다 [sa-yong-ha-da]to use
대답하다 [dae-dap-ha-da]to answer
소개하다 [so-gae-ha-da]to introduce
출발하다 [chul-bal-ha-da]to depart
도착하다 [do-chak-ha-da]to arrive

Worksheet

Korean Verbs List Worksheet 91-100

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Review Quiz

See how many of these Korean verbs for beginners you can remember with this Korean verbs quiz.


I hope you found this list of Korean verbs useful. To learn more Korean vocabulary check out our Korean vocabulary page, and for free Korean lessons check out our Korean lessons page.

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