Similarities and Differences Between Korean Verbs and Adjectives
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 always the last item in a predicate or a sentence.
However, it is important to distinguish between verbs and adjectives in Korean, because even both verbs and adjectives follow a similar set of rules to derive their modified forms, 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.
Related Grammar Points
- Word Stems of Korean Verbs and Adjectives
- Past Tense of Korean Verbs and Adjectives
- Formal Polite Form of Korean Verbs and Adjectives
- Informal Polite Form of Korean Verbs and Adjectives
- Common Korean Verbs
- Types of Korean Verb and Adjective Conjugation
- Verb To Be 이다 in Korean
- Word Order of Korean Sentences