Chapter Four

Hi, and welcome back! In today's class, we are going to cover a group of verbs that typically gives people a good bit of trouble, mostly because the 'descriptive verbs' look a little bit different (but make no mistake, they most definitely belong in this group!).

That said, because we are going to focus quite a bit on 'descriptive verbs', if you are not yet familiar with what that means, the first video is going to explain that, and I highly recommend you watch and make sure you understand the concept explained there.

As always, if you have any questions about any of this, please let me know.

Thanks, and enjoy!

Steps for this class:

(1) Do a quick review of the chapter three material (as well as the Clock Theory itself if need be) to make sure it is fresh.

(2) Do a quick refresh of the chapter #3 vocabulary that you memorized last time

(3) Watch the chapter four videos just below, and then refer to the homework section below that.


Video 1 (of 4): Descriptive Verbs vs Action Verbs

NOTE: as mentioned above, this video is going to explain in detail the concept we need to understand to really make sense of this group of verbs.  After watching, if you have any questions, please do reach out and ask.  Thanks!

Video 2 (of 4): How to Conjugate 우-verbs (true action verbs)

Video 3 (of 4): How to Conjugate 우-verbs (descriptive verbs)

Video 4 (of 4): Some more examples of 'Descriptive' 우-verbs

Homework for Chapter Four:

1) Complete workbook exercises making sure you understand each step as you do.

*NOTE: as I mentioned in the videos, you can ignore the "formal" conjugations if you find it a bit much.

2) Write your list of verbs (that you will carry for the next day or so), prove it to yourself you understand it (by being able to complete the verb charts without looking), and then PRACTICE until it becomes more automatic and easy to say.

NOTE: I realize that the 'descriptive' verbs are a bit trickier in this particular group so feel free to not focus on those for now if it's a bit much and just do the 'action' verbs.

3) Memorize (or at least familiarize yourself with) the vocabulary for chapter #5:

없다 (to not exist)

먹다 (to eat)

서다 (to stand)

열다 (to open)

웃다 (to laugh / smile)

크다 (to be big)

만들다 (to make)

쓰다 (to wear on your head)

늙다 (to be old or aged)

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