In this lesson we are going to learn how to make comparisons in Korean.
It is a simple construction. You need 2 things, let’s call them A and B. To say that A is …-er than B we say:
A-i/ga B-poda dø Verb
Here are some examples.
I am faster than you = Che-ga no-poda dø pallayo
Today is colder than yesterday = Onûr-i øje-poda dø chuwøyo
Minho is taller than Taemin = Mingo-ga Taemin-poda dø k’i-ga k’øyo
Korean is more difficult than Japanese = Hangug-i ilbon-poda dø øryøwøyo
It can also work in the reverse order. The word order isn’t important just as long as the i/ga and pøda bits are still with the right words. Ok, it doesn’t seem natural to us but, hey! Go with it.
No-poda che-ga dø pallayo
Øje-poda onûr-i dø chuwøyo
Taemin-poda Minho-ga dø k’i-ga k’øyo
Ilbon-poda hangug-i dø øryøwøyo
These all mean the same as those above just said in the reverse order.
Try these for yourself:
1) i-T’ellebijøn-i kû-t’ellebijøn-poda dø k’øyo
2) kae-poda koyang-i chagayo
3) Kû k’ømp’yut’ø-ga i-k’ømp’yut’ø-poda dø pallayo
4) Minho ch’a-poda Taemin ch’a-ga dø pissayo
5) i-chaeg-i kû-sajøn-poda ssayo
1) This TV is bigger than that TV
2) The cat is smaller than the dog
3) That Computer is faster than this computer
4) Taemin’s car is more expensive than Minho’s car
5) This book is cheaper than that dicionary
Tell me what you think of this new grammar rule!