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How Korean Sentence Make Sense ?

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Of all the alphabets form words, and from words form sentences. Therefore to really understand what a Korean is really talking about,  grammar and sentence structure is very important.

To tell you all the truth I don't really care a crap about grammar and sentence structure, about what is subject, object, verb, adjective and etc and I still get at least A- in my English test ( I always told everyone I learn my English from television ^^)

Back to the topic, I'm not going to discuss about grammar now because I'm going to bring up the grammar stuff on future lesson (which is the way I learn), so now I'm going to talk about sentence structure. Now I'm assuming that all of you are doing fine in English and for English sentence structure we use the S-V-O rule.


S - Subject , O - Object , V - Verb , N - Noun , A - Adjective

Example: Bruce ate an apple ( Bruce is the Subject, apple is the Object, and eat is the Verb) - S-V-O

However, Korean doesn't use the same sentence structure rule with English. Korean use the S-O-V rule.

Example: 브루스(는) 사과(를) 먹었다 = Bruce apple ate - S-O-V

Korean sentence will always end in either Noun, Verb or Adjective. So basically this is it. I will give you more example:

  1. 리사(는) 학생이에요 = Lisa is a student (S+N)
  2. 브루스(는) 먹었어요= Bruce ate (S+V)
  3. 민디(는) 정말 예뻐요= Mindy is really pretty (S+A)
  4. 앤디(는) (을) 마신다= Andy drinks water ,in Korean - Andy water drinks (S+O+V)
Now I think all of you notice that there is a () place after every subject, that is call a "Topic Marker (는,은)". There are also "Object Marker (를,을)", and many other kinds of particle which will be discuss in the future lesson.

Beside the S-O-V sentence structure,  there is still other form that you might come into which all about conjugation that brings up past tense, present tense, formal and informal, spoken or written form. Sentences which ends with 다(da) is always in written form as you can see from example 4 above.

WHY would Korean  make so much rule differentiating written and spoken form, formal or informal ~ I think this is because Korean emphasize a lot on respecting and politeness into their culture, thus giving us many stress in learning the language :D but don't worry, I will explain more in the future and do comment if you have anything to ask =)

The END~

19 comments:

  1. Hi, I want to thank you for your posts on the Korean language.

    Although they are short, they are really sweet and to the point!

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    1. Thanks a LOT for the compliment ^^

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  2. thank you okay. it is really easy to understand :))

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    1. I'm so glad that you understand ♥ Bibii 小吡吡''~ ♥ 谢谢

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  3. Thank you so much, i finally understand, you helped me with just this when everone else had pages of stuff that didnt help me at all. You are awsome:D

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    1. Thank you so much. I have been looking for this answer everywhere.

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    2. I'm happy I was able to solve your doubt ^^ You are awesome too layla for learning Korean =D

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  4. Thanks it is really good expainations , but i can not download dictionary to my ga`galaxy s2 ?

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    1. Hi Kim, I think the dictionary I mention in my blog is intend for PC use only ^^ However you can get many dictionary apps for all OS for free out there~ If you need any help please contact me ^^

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  5. I can't find where they put adverbs anywhere.

    What about adverbs!?

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    1. Hi Matthew, I'm so sorry I still not cover my lesson on adverbs part~ However I will update in the future and please stay tune for more lesson ^^

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  6. Hey, Thanks for posting this. It helped me understand about the sentence structure in Korea. It helped me a lot.

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    1. Hey Stephanie~ Glad this lesson help you understand the Korean sentence structure. =)

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  7. Thank you so much!!! very useful and clear explanations ^^

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    1. Thanks a Lot for the compliment~ It gives me strength, knowing my reader learn something from here... THANKS =D

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  8. thank you,its very easy to understand. i've learned the SOV before and i never knew there are noun and adjective which i have to use it too. :)

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    1. Ya Hni's KEY, that is something you don't see often haha ^^

      I hope my lesson help you in clarify your Korean sense =D

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  9. 안녕하세요
    This is really helpful ^-^ i like your lessons >>
    you are the best .. 고맙습니다

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    1. 안녕하세요 Ruba ^^

      Thanks for learning here~ More to come soon =D

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