This set of Korean verbs is for the very elementary learners out there. If you’re taking basic Korean, this could serve as a useful review. If you’re teaching yourself online, these are probably some of the most widely used, most important verbs in Korean.
If you’re encountering these words for the first time, you’ll probably be curious about how to make phrases out of them. I’ve included a set of very rudimentary sentences here.
The following sentences are all in the 어/아요 form. The cool thing about that is that they all do double duty as imperative and a declarative statements. The provided translations are in the declarative form, but bear in mind that they could also be employed as commands as well. Most of the sentences below can even be used to mean “Let’s ____ .” For example, the first sentence could be read, “I’m studying Korean,” “Let’s study Korean,” or “Study Korean!.”
I’m studying Korean.
I’m meeting a friend.
I’m calling my younger brother (or sister).
I’m taking the bus.
I’m watching a movie.
I’m eating (something).
I’m buying a book.
I’m speaking Korean.
I’m taking a seat here.