200 Must-Know Korean Verbs For Rookie Learners 

 February 12, 2021

By  Smriti

Are you a Korean student trying to learn verbs? Or maybe you simply enjoy practicing your Korean? Whatever the case, this page is (or will be) for you! This verb list includes most of the frequently used verbs in Korean and their meanings/pronunciations. Things are being worked on so it’s work in progress, but I first created it to be a good resource for myself as specially when I was commuting.

Today we’ll learn 200 most realistic verbs in Korean. Learning and practicing these verbs will help you more efficiently understand Korean.

Following are the list of most common verbs that will help you expand your Korean skills and let you frame more flexible sentences.

No.

English Meaning

Korean word

Romanisation

1

To go

가다

Gada

2

To teach

가르치다

Gareuchida

3

To have

가지다

Gajida

4

To have

갖다  

Gatda

5

To lie

 거짓말하다

Gojitmalhada

6

To worry

걱정하다

Gokjeonghada

7

To walk

걷다

Geotda

8

To call, dial

걸다

Geolda

9

To marry

결혼하다

Gyeolhonhada

10

To confess

고백하다

Gobaekada

11

To study

공부하다

Gongbuhada

12

To roast, grill, bake

굽다

Gubpda

13

To wait

기다리다

Gidarida

14

To remember

기억하다

Gieokhada

15

To expect, To Anticipate

기대하다 

Gidaehada

16

To Record,To Write

기록하다

Girokada

17

To Cut, To Stop, To hang up

끊다

Kkeunda

18

To dream

꿈꾸다

Kkumkkuda

19

To boil

끓이다

Kkeurida

20

To finish

끝나다

Kkeun-nada

21

To grow, To sprout,To happen,To occur

나다

Nada

22

To exit

나가다

Nagada

23

To show,To express

나타내다

Natanaeda

24

To give birth to, To produce

낳다

Nada

25

To leave (behind)

 남기다

Namgida

26

To pay

내다

Naeda

27

To fall, To get off, to lower

내리다

Naerida

28

To put (something in)

넣다

Neota

29

To sing a song

노래하다

Noraehada

30

To play,To hangout with

놀다

Nolda

31

To be surprised

놀라다

Nollada

32

To lay, To put (on)

놓다

Noda

33

To miss (bus, opportunity)

 놓치다

Nochida

34

To press

누르다

Nureuda

35

To feel

느끼다

Neukkida

36

To be late

늦다

Neutda

37

To close

닫다

Datda

38

To answer

대답하다

Daedapada

39

To go (to), To attend 

다니다

Danida

40

To change, To alter

달라지다

Dallajida

41

To help

도와주다

Dowajuda

42

To arrive

도착하다

Dochakhada

43

To hear

듣다

Deutda

44

To resemble, To look like

닮다

Damda

45

To enter

들어 오다

Deureo oda

46

To add

 더하다

Deohada

47

To throw

던지다

Deonjida

48

To return, To pass away

돌아가다

Doragada

49

To look around

둘러보다

Dulleoboda

50

To give (honorific of 주다)

드리다

Deurida

51

To hear, To listen

듣다

Deutda

52

To be heard, To sound

들리다

Deullida

53

To leave

떠나다

Tteonada

54

To jump; to beat,to run, to dash

뛰다

Ttuida

55

To mean, to indicate

뜻하다

Tteu-tada

56

To drink

마시다

Mashida

57

To end, to finish

마치다

Machida

58

To meet

만나다

Mannada

59

To block; to stop, to prevent

막다

Makda

60

To guess right, to hit the mark

맞히다

Machida

61

To make

만들다

Mandeulda

62

to take care of, to take on; to keep

,to smell, to sniff

맡다

Mat-tta

63

To tie, to fasten, to wear

매다

Maeda

64

To talk, speak

말하다

Malhada

65

To eat

먹다

Meokda

66

To stay

머무르다

Meomureuda

67

To not know

모르다

Moreuda

68

To ask

묻다

Mut-tta

69

To ask

물어보다

Muleoboda

70

To hate, to dislike

미워하다

Miwohada

71

To go crazy

미치다

Michida

72

To believe, to trust

 믿다

Mitda

73

To change, to switch

바꾸다

Bakkuda

74

To get, to take, to receive

받다

Batda

75

To happen, to occur

발생하다

Balsaenghada

76

To visit

방문하다

Bangmunhada

77

To learn

배우다

Baeuda

78

To throw away, to abandon

버리다

Beorida

79

To make (money), to earn (money)

벌다

Beolda

80

To undress, take off clothes

벗다

Beotda

81

To send

보내다

Bonaeda

82

To see

보다

Boda

83

To fry

볶다

Bokkda

84

To call; to sing

 부르다

Bureuda

85

To ask for a favor, to request

부탁하다

Butakada

86

To pour

붓다

Butda

87

To stick (to); to pass (a test)

 붙다

Butda

88

To borrow, lend

빌리다

Billida

89

To be empty, to be vacant

비다

Bida

90

To stick (to); to pass (a test)

붙다

Butda

91

To borrow, lend

빌리다

Billida

92

To be empty, to be vacant

비다

Bida

93

To compare

비교하다

Bigyohada

94

To remove, to subtract, to take out

빼다

Ppaeda

95

To buy

사다

Sada

96

To fall in love

사랑에 빠지다

Sarange ppajida

97

To love

사랑하다

Saranghada

98

To use

사용하다

Sayonghada

99

To live

살다

Salda

100

To save (someone)

 살리다

Sallida

101

To examine, to search, to check

살펴보다

Salpyeoboda

102

To imagine

상상하다

Sangsang hada

103

To be formed, to look (like)

생기다

Saenggida

104

To think

 생각하다

Saenggakhada

105

To hurry, rush

서두르다

Seodureuda

106

To choose, to select

선택하다

Seontaekada

107

To explain

설명하다

Seolmyeonghada

108

To mix, blend

 섞다

Seok-tta

109

To introduce

소개하다

Sogaehada

110

To hide

숨다

Sum-tta

111

To rest

쉬다

Shuida

112

To start

시작하다

Shijakada

113

To have a meal

식사하다

Shikssahada

114

 To plant

심다  

Shim-tta

115

  To fight, to argue

싸우다

Ssauda

116

To wear (shoes, socks, footwear)

신다

Sin-tta

117

To hate, dislike

싫어하다


Shileohada

118

To fight

싸우다

Ssauda

119

To chop, slice

썰다

Sseolda  

120

To write

쓰다

Sseuda

121

To wear (hat, eyewear)

쓰다

Sseuda

122

To wash

씻다

 Sshit-tta

123

To sit

앉다

An-tta

124

To know

알다

Alda

125

To promise

 약속하다

Yakssokada

126

To not have

없다

Eobtta

127

To practice

연습하다

Yeonseupada

128

To open

열다

Yeolda

129

To travel

여행하다

Yeohaenghada

130

To study, to research

연구하다  

Yeonguhada

131

To come

오다

Oda

132

To cook

요리하다

Yorihada

133

To exercise

운동하다

Undonghada

134

To drive

운전하다

Unjeonhada

135

To cry

 울다

Ulda

136

To laugh

웃다

Ut-tta

137

To win, defeat

이기다

Igida

138

To talk, chat

이야기 하다

Iyagihada

139

To get u

일어나다

Ireonada

140

To work

일하다

Ilhada

141

To read

읽다

Ik-tta  

142

To wear

입다

Ip-tta

143

To greet

인사하다

Insahada

144

To have

있다

It-tta

145

To divorce

이혼하다

Ihonhada

146

To complete

완료하다

Wanryohada

147

To stand up

일어서다

Ireoseoda

148

To forget

잊다

It-tta

149

To sleep

자다

Jada