Frequency + Quality (Korean Vocab List)

Frequency words for verbs

Vocab

보통

usually

자주

often

계속

continuously

약간

slightly

전혀 + neg conjugation

not at all

별로 + neg conjugation

not really

켤코 + neg conjugation

never

Usage

They are all used to indicate the extent to which one does verb. The location of the word in the sentence varies, but they generally stay in the beginning of the sentence or directly before the verb.

Words for the Quality of Verbs

Vocab

진짜

really

informal

정말

really

formal

shows emotions more than 진짜

아주

very

너무

very

negative connotation

완전

completely

(완전하다 = to be complete)

조금

a little bit

각각

each of

대부분

most of

자기만의

their own

Usage

These all indicate amounts or degrees of nouns and verbs. The difference from the last post is that the last post references frequency, and these tend to reference amount or quality. For example, for some it may mean that there is a lot of the noun, but for others it means that it ‘really is *verb*’

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