Posted: 2010-06-21 / Updated: 2018-02-07

Korean verbs and adjectives are less distinguishable than those in English (e.g. walk vs beautiful), because Korean adjectives are verb-like in grammatical constructions. It does not require a verb to be (e.g. am, are, is) for an adjective to construct a sentence, and an adjective is also Word Order of Korean Sentences in a Essential Concepts and Terms for Grammar Study or a sentence.

However, it is important to distinguish between verbs and adjectives in Korean, because even both verbs and adjectives Word Stems of Korean Verbs and Adjectives, the difference in the rules between verbs and adjectives are significant.

In general, you may consider a Korean verb as an action or a process, and a Korean adjective is to describe a state of being.

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