I am having a hard time finding this information in dictionaries. I mainly use this one: https://krdict.korean.go.kr/eng/mainAction

Information that doesn't seem to appear when I look up verbs is whether or not the verb is a transitive one or not.

In comparison with English, when I look up verbs in Cambridge dictionary (which is the one I always use) I get this kind of information:

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The [T] denotes that "to like" is a "transitive verb". In contrast, the Korean dictionary I use doesn't show such info.

In contrast, the Korean-English one I use doesn't really distinguish between transitive and intransitive (or at least I cannot see it):

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Can you suggest a dictionary that may give more complete information (digital)?

  • Good point. I wonder why there's none of such.. Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 11:51
  • Maybe the monolingual dictionary, but I don't know a good one. Commented Mar 6, 2023 at 0:38

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Unfortunately, the Korean-English dictionary in the NIKL website does not provide such information.

Instead, you can see it in the Korean-Korean dictionary. Please search '좋아하다' in here


You may see 1 [...을]. If the information includes '...을' in the 좋아하다 example, this means that the verb is transitive.

Reference: https://www.korean.go.kr/front/onlineQna/onlineQnaView.do?mn_id=216&qna_seq=234611&pageIndex=1

  • Hi, do you know how to find the same info on Naver dictionary by any chance? Commented Oct 29, 2023 at 20:00

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