300+ Easy Korean Adverbs List

Original Blog Post: https://ling-app.com/ko/korean-adverbs/

Do you wish to learn Korean adverbs and use them in complete sentences? This blog will walk you through some of the most common adverbs in Korean and tell you how to use each with examples. By the end of the blog, you will also get a list of 300+ Korean adverbs so that you can quickly learn Korean adverbs by heart and use them in your sentences.

Adverb Form

If you have learned Korean adjectives and verbs by now, then this lesson will be a piece of cake for you. There are different endings in a word called a suffix or last syllable. In Korea, people tend to replace these endings with certain syllables to change their meaning.


Different adverbs use Korean conjugations to transform a verb or adjective into an adverb form in the Korean language. That mainly depends upon the stem of the verb or an adjective. This blog will teach you two main rules (+1 common rule) of how to transform a word into an adverb using Hi, Ge, and Eulo.

-히 (Hi) Adverbs

There are different adverbs which are formed by combining a verb with -이 (ee) in a way that 하 (ha) in 하다 (hada) verbs become 히 (hi). This can be done for almost all the words with an ending of 하다 (hada). Most of these might sound awkward to English speakers. However, they make perfect sense in the Korean Language.

Knowing which word is a verb and not an adverb is also a trick. All the words with 하다 (hada) in them are Korean verbs.

-게 (Ge) Adverbs

There is another way of transforming words into adverbs but this time, instead of the verbs, we will focus on the adjectives. In almost all such words, there is a 다 (da) at the end. Replace 다 (da) and add -게 (ge) to transform the adjective into an adverb.

For instance, the phrase for “lived happily” in Korean would be 행복하게 살았다 (haengboghage sal-assda). The second example for this would be” drink coffee deliciously” which will be 커피를 맛있게 마시다 (keopileul mas-issge masida).

Here is a quick list for you to get an idea about how to transform an adjective into an adverb:

-으로 (Eulo) Adverbs

Another type of Korean Adverbs is -으로 Adverbs. These adverbs are usually formed by combining an adjective and -으로. The easy way to remember this would be by remembering the formation, i.e.,”adjective+ -으로 =-으로 Adverbs “.

For instance, the word 개인적 (gaeinjeog) means personal or individual. When conjugated with the -으로 form, it becomes 개인적-으로 (gaeinjeog-eulo), meaning Personally/ individually. Another example of this would be 경제적으로 (gyeongjejeog-eulo), meaning economically, which is formed from 경제적 (gyeongjejeog), meaning economical.

Here is a list of the most common -으로 Adverbs:

List Of Common Korean Adverbs

Now that you know to conjugate Korean adverbs, you can break them into the word and word stem. Once you do that, try to translate Korean adjectives and verbs. This way, you will learn Korean adverbs and get an idea about all the verbs and adjectives used.

Here is a list of 300+ common Korean adverbs:


You might learn all the rules and when applying them in real life, you come across different experiences. If you see a Korean person talk using the wrong form of Korean adverb then try not to think of it as a mistake. Many people often think of the use of words like “deliciously” as a mistake. An English word might not have the same meaning in the Korean language. This is because each language has a different set of words implying a unique meaning and the same is the case of Korean adverbs.

Wrapping Up

If you liked this blog, then you can also check out How to study in Korea and Korean Last Names. If you wish to study Korean then Ling App can be awesome for that matter. The Ling App by Simya Solutions is a great platform for you to study Korean. We provide different lessons about Korean grammar with countless example sentences. Through our app, we help you memorize each Korean word in a way that you will not forget it again. You can take the Korean course now and unlock the best language learning adventure yet!

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