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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. This blog will be helpful for those who are studying Korean language and want to improve their grammar skills.

Today we’ll see how to form sentences with grammar pattern “ Noun + 보다 " with some example sentences. 

Noun + 보다

보다 compares two or more nouns, with the one placed before is of lesser extent than the latter. 

It doesn't matter if the preceding Noun had a consonant or vowel. 보다 is used in the both cases. The sentences can be intensified with 더.

보다 could be literally translated to 'in comparison to/ than' and 더 as 'more' in English. 

How to conjugate " Noun + 보다 " grammar pattern?






Noun + 보다

It doesn't matter if the preceding noun had a consonant or vowel.



Let's see for example 어제보다 오늘 더 더워요.

Let's break the words one by one.

  • 어제 - Yesterday
  • 보다 - in comparison or than
  • 오늘 - today
  • 더 - more
  • 더워요 - hot.

Which translates to 'Today is hotter than yesterday.'

The same sentence can be written as 어제보다 오늘 더워요 without 더 and it'll still mean the same but you can always add 더 to emphasize. 

When we are using 보다 (than) and 더 ( more) so we are obviously talking about comparative degree. 


  • 언니 보다 내가 더 그림을 잘 그려.

So these sentences are the same :

  • 남동생 보다 제가 키가 더 작아요

I am smaller than my younger brother.

  • 델리 서울보다 더 복잡해요.

Delhi is more crowded than Seoul.

  • 한국어 보다 중국말이 더 어려워요.

Chinese is much more difficult than Korean. 

  • 겨울 보다 봄에 더 좋아해요?

Do you like spring more than winter?

  • 비행기 가 기차 보다 더 빨라요 .

Airplanes are much faster than trains.

Learning Korean can be tricky, especially when the goal of your learning is conversation. If you’ve ever attempted to speak Korean but were unable to, then hopefully you’ll find this post helpful.

Thank you for reading. If you have any questions or suggestions. Comment down below. 

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