Wednesday, March 06, 2019

for Korean learners

If you've ever wanted to conjugate the fuck out of Korean verbs, I have good news: the Dongsa Korean Verb Conjugator will give you pretty much every possible conjugation* of a whole gamut of Korean verbs. Visit the site here; the front page starts you off with the basic irregular verb hada (to do, to make—much like machen/tun in German, hacer in Spanish, and faire in French). For word nerds, this is a pleasant rabbit hole to go down. You're welcome.

NB: I'm not entirely happy with some of the terminology, which feels a bit made-up. Example: "inquisitive present informal low" should probably switch out "inquisitive" with "interrogative." You may have your own nitpicks. I have other nitpicks as well. But all in all, even with the seemingly made-up terminology, the designations are clear enough for any layman to understand what's what, I think.

*A second glance indicates there are quite a few verb tenses missing, e.g., conditional-past -었을텐데 and related forms like -었을거에요. This is why I love French verb-conjugation charts, which are more thorough than a starving rat digging into your eye socket for that last shred of optic nerve. Here's an example of what I mean. This is beautifully, arousingly thorough.

1 comment:

Charles said...

Yeah, "inquisitive" should definitely been "interrogative." I'm also a little confused about the formal/informal distinction. Since when has "하니?" been formal?