The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemWords with 받침Adding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelThe Honorific Ending 시Irregular PredicatesParticlesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsExpressing desire with 고 싶다NumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에The Plural Particle 들The Possessive Particle 의The Particle 에서The Particle 도The Particle 부터The Particle 까지The Particle 만


There are 3 types of nouns in the Korean language
• Native Korean nouns.
• Sino-Korean nouns. Sino-Korean nouns are words of Chinese origin.
• Loan words. Loan words are borrowed from other languages.
Below are examples of each

Sino-Korean nouns

written in 한글written in Chinese

Native Korean Nouns

written in 한글written in 한자

Loan words

written in 한글Corresponding foreign word