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Hi everyone, I am Jaehwi. In this video, you will learn about Top 25 Korean Verbs. Let’s get started!
1. 가다 (gada) to go. 
So when you are going to somewhere, we can just say something, something 가다 (gada). So you are with your Korean friends and now you want to go to a club, you can say 클럽에 가고 싶어. “I want to go to a club.” 클럽에 가자. “Let's go to a club.” 클럽에 갈까? “Shall we go to a club?”
2. 가지다 (gajida) to have. 
So in Korean drama like there is a girl who want to get married with a rich guy and she will say 저 남자 갖고싶어. I want to have that guy.

3. 나오다 (naoda) to come out. 
You are moving out of the place so you can just say 나오다 (naoda).

4. 놀다 (nolda) to play. 
Let’s say you want to hang out with your friend. Your friend is at home sleeping. You just call him and just say 나와. 놀자. “Come out, let’s play.” That means like to come out and hang out with me.

5. 놓다 (nota) to put. 
So when you just put something, you can just say 놓다 (nota). 마우스를 놓다 “to place a mouse”/ 아이패드를 놓다 “to place an ipad”
6. 대답하다 (daedaphada) to answer. 
You are in a classroom and you ask a very difficult question to your teacher. He doesn’t answer. Then you say 대답해 주세요. (daedaphae juseyo) “please answer”. You can use it only to mean to answer or question.

7. 돕다 (doptta, dopda) to help. 
You need some help in Korean, then you can say 도와주세요 and the other person will say 도와드릴께요, which means you know, I will help you. So usually we say 도와주다 or little bit more which only means to give a help.

8. 듣다 (deutta, deutda) to hear, to listen. 
So 음악을 듣다 I am listening to KoreanClass101.com podcast. 

9. 마시다 (masida) to drink. 
You can use this verb for any types of drinks. So water, or 소주, 맥주, any types of. So we also use the verb 먹다 to talk about beverage too. So you can use 마시다 (masida) or 먹다.

10. 만나다 (mannada) to meet. 
So even if you meet someone for the first time, second time, third time, you can say 만나다 (mannada). You meet someone for the first time 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.) second time 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.) third time 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.) Every time you can use it. 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.)

11. 말하다 (malhada) to say, to speak. 
마이크에 말하다. 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.)이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi mwoyeyo?) 

12. 먹다 (meoktta, meokda) To eat 
잘 먹겠습니다. (jal meogetsseumnida.)먹다 (meoktta, meokda)잘 먹었습니다. (jal meogeotsseumnida.) You can use it to mean to drink. So you can say 물을 먹다 too. 

13. 모르다 (moreuda) To not know. 
모르겠어요. (moreugesseoyo.) I don’t know. You can also say 모르겠어요. I don’t understand 

14. 받다 (batda) to receive. 선물을 받겠습니다.

15. 보다 (boda) to try. 
For example, we can say 춤을 춰보다.

16. 보다 (boda) to see. 
So you see something like you watch TV, you see a movie, you see your loved one, you can always use this one verb 보다 (boda). So 영화를 보다 see a movie/ 텔레비전을 보다 watch television/드라마를 보다 watch a drama/콘서트를 보다 see a concert. All with the verb 보다 (boda). I’ll watch some drama then.

17. 사용하다 (sayonghada) to use. 
For any type of tools, you can use this verb, and also with a language. For example 한국어를 사용하다 . And when you dance, you can say 몸을 사용하다.

18. 아니다 (anida) to not be. 
Anything like no, not, you can just use this. You don’t like this food, you can say 아니 아니야 you don’t like it.

19. 알다 (alda) to know. 
Someone is talking about things that you know, boring, you can say 알다알다 (alda alda) I know, I know. Your parents are talking about things that you have to do, you can say 알아요 알아요 I know, I know. 

20. 않다 (anta) To not do. 
You can use this with any types of verbs. For example 먹지 않다 to not eat/보지 않다 to not see/가지 않다 to not go/춤추지 않다 to not dance

21. 오다 (oda) To come 
가다 (gada) is to go 오다 (oda) is for to come. So in the morning 학교에 가다, but in the afternoon 집에 오다.

22. 있다 (itda) to be. 
This verb is the magic word because it can mean “there is” “to be” using the same word. So simply just state a noun for the object and say 있다 (itda). 사람이 있다 There is a person./나무가 있다 There is a tree./학교가 있다 There is a school./집이 있다 There is a house.

23. 좋아하다 (joahada) to like.
So you can just put any type of object and say 좋아하다 (joahada), for example 김치를 좋아하다 (gimchireul joahada) like Kimchi / 밥을 좋아하다 like rice/춤을 좋아하다 like dance . If you want to date with someone, then you can just start with this as the first question. 뭘 좋아해? What do you like?

24. 주다 (juda) to give 
선물을 받다, and next day 선물을 주다. So when someone is moving in and you are invited to the home party, you have to bring a pack of toilet papers 두루마기 휴지를 주다 for those who just moved in. 

25. 하다 (hada) To do. 
In Korean, we have a lot of words with this word inside 하다 (hada). For example 노래하다 to sing/청소하다 to clean/공부하다 to study.
Okay that’s all top 25 Korean words that we have and thank you for watching and please make sure to subscribe. I will see you next time 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida.) Bye guys!

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Which phrase do you like the most?

Monday at 6:10 pm
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Hi Rich,

Thank you for posting–glad to hear that you’re ‘enjoying’ this lesson! :grin:
Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Rich Sherman
Sunday at 8:45 am
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Trying to learn, but Jaehwi keeps making me laugh with his dancing! Plus my memory isn’t great at the best times.. but if i’m having having i’m more likely to stick with it I guess👍
Shout out to Jae❤️️

Monday at 6:27 pm
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Hi ana,

Thanks for posting. To try is ‘~해 보다’, whereas ‘보다’ means ‘to watch’.

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Lyn
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ana
Friday at 11:58 pm
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what’s the difference between 보다 - to try and 보다 - to watch???

Tuesday at 1:44 pm
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Hi Danesha,

You can say 봐 보세요. (bwa boseyo)

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Jae
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Danesha Wesley
Tuesday at 12:04 pm
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how would you say try to watch?

Friday at 5:14 pm
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Hi Allissa,

Thank you for posting. ‘해 보다’ means ‘to give it a try’. It is used commonly in colloquial Korean so it would be a good phrase to remember. You usually add ‘보다’ to a spoken form of a verb.

For example:

먹어 보다 =try eating something
입어 보다=try something on

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Lyn
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Allissa
Thursday at 9:46 am
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I thought 보다 meant to see/watch/look at ? In this video, it says it means to try

Friday at 4:20 pm
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Hello Riya,

Thank you for your question.
Please check the Grammar Point of this lesson:
https://www.koreanclass101.com/2008/02/18/beginner-26-its-all-right/

We hope it helps!
Let us know if you have any further questions.
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Riya
Sunday at 2:11 am
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Is there an episode that teaches us how to conjugate? :)