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


Every predicate in Korean is composed of a stem and an ending. The uninflected form of a Korean predicate is written "stem + 다". A predicate can be inflected to add additional information such as tense or formality. The uninflected form is also referred to as the "dictionary form" or "unconjugated form". A predicate can be a verb, an adjective or a copula.
StemUninflected predicatePart of SpeechCopulaVerb재미있Adjective