Korean grammar patterns for nominalisation 

 October 6, 2021

By  Smriti

Learning grammar is one of the most difficult things for Korean language learners. On this blog we will try to help you learn Korean grammar in the quickest and easiest way possible.

Today we’ll see how to nominalise Korean verbs and adjectives into nouns with some example sentences.

Nominalisation is the process of making a noun from a verb or adjective.

Korean grammar patterns for nominalisation

There are four ways to nominalise which are mentioned below :

  • A / V + (으)ㅁ
  • A / V + 는 데
  • A / V + 는 바
  • A / V + 기

Is added in order to turn the adjective or verb into a noun. It turns a sentence or clause into a noun group when added. 

예문 :

1. 판매가 감소 함 (감소하다- 감소 함)

Drop in sales. 

2. 스트레스를 해소하는 데 (해소하다 - 해소하는 데)

Elimination of stress. 

3. 역사를 이해하는 데 (이해하다- 이해하는 데)

Understanding history.

4. 그것에 대해서는 아는 바가 없어요 (알다-아는 바)

I don't know anything about that. 

5. 조사한 바에 따르면 (조사하다- 조사한 바)

According to a survey. 

6. 봉급이 오름 ( 오르다 - 오름 ) 

Raise in salary.

** The above information has been provided with the help of kGrammar app available on playstore for free to download. It’s a great app for grammar learning and I would recommend you to check it out. I am thankful to the creators for making it available for free use.

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