I'm begginner at Korean, I know some vocabulary, how to introduce myself, and some verb but I feel really hard to make a correct sentence in Korean.

All support I find only teach vocabulary, and podcast like TalkToMeInKorean are pretty boring (more for a non native english speaker).

So I wanted to know is there any tips to know how to make you Korean sentence ? am I just trying to go in the wrong way for learning Korean ?

Thanks for your answer !

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Firstly, just taking your question very literally - if you know some verbs, you already know how to make a Korean sentence, because a Korean sentence can be just a verb. Korean is a very 'contextual' language, so you can leave out subjects and objects where they are clear from the context. So simply saying


can mean 'There aren't any', 'I don't have one', 'She isn't here', or possibly some other things depending on context.

Secondly, you could make sure that you understand these examples of basic sentence 'types':

something does something (using an action verb):

Yeongsu sleeps - 영수가 잔다

something is some way (using a descriptive verb):

The mountain is green - 산이 푸르다

someone does something to something :

Yongsu reads a book - 영수가 책을 읽는다

something is something:

He is a Korean. 그는 한국사람이다

something is not something:

He is not a Korean. 그는 한국사람이 아니다

something becomes something:

Rain turns to snow.비가 눈이 되다

Thirdly, it's good to practice and reinforce vocabulary in a context that helps you remember it. This can be 'real life', but if you don't have a lot of opportunities to speak Korean, a good textbook might have a more cohesive structure than most online resources you can find. https://www.reddit.com/r/Korean/comments/rq3th/the_ultimate_beginners_resource_thread/ has some recommendations for textbooks.

  • Hello, thanks for your helpful answer. I will have lot of opportunities to speak Korean because my girlfriend is Korean from Seoul, she can help but I don't want her to be my Teacher. I will keep using other application like "hellotalk" for speaking with korean people. Again thank you for the ressources and your tips !
    – Imnotgood
    Jun 27, 2018 at 9:58
  • @Imnotgood I know what you mean - you don't want every conversation to turn into a grammar lesson! You could keep a little vocabulary and phrase notebook for things you do hear in your Korean conversations though - personally I find that the Korean I've learned from real life is much easier to remember than things learned from books, because it has that personal connection. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:40

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