In this lesson you will learn more than 500 most common korean verbs with their meanings.

most common Korean verbs list 1

~지 말다 to cease
~지 않다 To not be, to not do
가다 To go
가르치다 to teach
가리키다 to point to or indicate
가져오다 to bring; to get
가지다 To have or take or hold
감사하다 to thank
강조하다 to place emphasis upon
갖다 to get; to hold
개발하다 to develop or exploit; to open up to development
걱정하다 to worry or be anxious
걷다 to walk (걸어 가다)
걸다 to hang up or suspend
걸리다 to be hung up or suspended
걸어가다 to go on foot or walk
걸어오다 to come on foot or walk
견디다 to endure or bear
결정하다 to decide
결혼하다 to get married
계산하다 to calculate
계속되다 to continue
계속하다 to continue
계시다 to stay or be located (an honorific form of 있다)
고려하다 to regard or respect
고르다 to choose or select
공부하다 to study
관련되다 to be connected or related to
관련하다 to be related to or connected to
관하다 to refer to or be about
구하다 to buy or purchase; to look for, seek, or want
그리다 to draw (a picture)
그치다 to stop or cease or halt
기다리다 to wait
기대하다 to expect; to look forward to
기록하다 to record and write down
기르다 to educate or train or cultivate; to grow long hair
기억하다 to recall or remember
깎다 to cut or trim
깨다 to wake up from sleep
깨지다 to become broken
꺼내다 to get out or draw out
꿈꾸다 to dream or have a dream
끄다 to turn off (i.e. A light); to put out or extinguish
끌다 to pull
끓이다 to boil
끝나다 to draw to a close or to end
끝내다 to end; to put an end to; to finish

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나가다 To go out
나누다 to divide or split; to share
나다 To be born
나서다 to come out, to come forth
나오다 Come out
나타나다 to come out, to appear
나타내다 to show, to display
날다 to fly
남기다 to leave behind
남다 to remain, to be leftover
낳다 to give birth
내놓다 to put out, to take out
내다 to produce something
내려가다 to go down
내려오다 to come down
내리다 to descend; to get off/out (a bus/a car)
넘다 to cross or go across
넣다 to put in, set in
노래하다 to sing
노력하다 to try hard, to strive
놀다 to play, amuse oneself
놀라다 to be surprised
높이다 to raise, to elevate; to make an amount bigger
놓이다 to be put on;to become peaceful
누르다 to press or push down
눕다 to lie down
느껴지다 to feel (passive of 느끼다)
느끼다 to feel
늘다 to increase, gain
늘어나다 to grow longer

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다가오다 to approach
다녀오다 to drop in for a short visit (and then come back)
다니다 to go to and from a place
다하다 to finish, go through, be exhausted, run out of
닦다 to wipe clean, polish
닫다 to close
달라지다 to change, to become different
담다 to put in a bottle or container
닿다 to reach, to get to
대답하다 to answer, reply
던지다 to throw
데리다 to be accompanied by
도와주다 to help
도착하다 to arrive

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마련하다 to plan, to arrange
마시다 to drink
마치다 to finish, complet
막다 to stop, to obstruct
막히다 to be stopped up or blocked
만나다 Meet
만들다 To make
만들다 to make, create
만지다 to touch
말씀하시다 to speak (formal)
말하다 Speak
맞다 to be right or correct; to match, to be fitting for
맞다 to be struck, to be beaten
맞추다 to adjust, adapt
맡기다 to entrust somebody with something
맡다 to take charge of
먹다 To eat
멈추다 to stop
모르다 To not know
모시다 to attend on
모으다 to gather, to get together
모이다 to meet, to assemble
못하다 to be impossible
묻다 to ask
물다 to bite, put in the mouth
물어보다 to ask
미치다 to reach
믿다 to believe
밀다 to push, to shove

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바꾸다 to change, exchange
바뀌다 to be changed
바라다 to wish, hope
바라보다 to look at, to watch; to look forward to, to hope for
바르다 to spread, to apply
받다 Receive
받아들이다 to accept as one`s own, to accept money or objects
발견하다 to discover
발생하다 to originate, to come from
발전하다 to develop, to grow
발표하다 to announce
밝히다 to light up
배우다 to learn
버리다 to throw away
벌다 to earn (money); to invite, to bring onto oneself
벌어지다 to get serious, to enlarge
벌이다 to plan to start a job/project; to play a table game
벗다 to take off, remove (an article of clothing)
변하다 to change
보내다 to send
보다 To try
보여 주다 to show, to let see
보이다 to be visible
부르다 to call
부탁하다 to ask a favour of someone
불다 to blow (e.g. the wind blows)
불리다 to be called
붙다 to stick (something to something else), to adhere to
붙이다 to be stuck or affixed on something
비교하다 to compare
빌리다 to borrow
빠지다 to fall into
빠지다 to indulge in; be addicted to
빼다 to pull out, to extract
뽑다 (동사) Pull out, draw
뿌리다 to sprinkle, to scatter

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사다 To buy, purchase
사라지다 to disappear
사랑하다 to love
사용되다 to be used; to be employed
사용하다 to use, to use for a specific purpose
살다 To live
살펴보다 to watch closely
상상하다 to imagine
생각나다 to remember (recall a thought)
생각되다 to come to think
생각하다 To think
생기다 to arise, occur, happen
서다 to stand
선물하다 to give a gift
선택하다 to choose
설명하다 to explain
세우다 to stand up, to erect
소개하다 to introduce, to present
속하다 to belong to; be affiliated with
수입하다 to import
쉬다 to relax, take a break
시작되다 to begin, to start
시작하다 To start, begin
시키다 to make (something do something)
식사하다 to eat a meal
신다 to put on or wear (something on your feet, i.e. shoes)
싣다 to load, to take (passengers)
실례하다 to be impolite
싫어하다 to dislike; to be reluctant (to do)
심다 to plant, sow (a tree, a seed)
싸다 to wrap in, bundle
싸우다 to fight
쌓다 to pile up
쌓이다 to be piled up
썰다 to chip, mince, dice
쓰다 to take (medicine)
쓰다 to wear (something on your head, i.e. A hat)
쓰다 To write
씻다 to wash, cleanse

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안다 to hold, embrace, hug
앉다 To sit down
알다 To know
알려지다 to become known
알리다 to inform, to tell about, to make known
약속하다 to promise
얘기하다 to tell a story
어울리다 to be becoming, to suit (look good on)
어쩌다 by chance, accident
얻다 to get, to obtain
없어지다 to lose, get lost
여행하다 to travel
연습하다 to practice; to exercise (a skill)
열다 to open
열리다 to be open(ed); to be unlocked
오다 To come
오르다 to go up, ascend
올라가다 to go up, to ascend
올라오다 to come up
옮기다 to move, to transfer, to communicate
요구하다 to demand, to claim, to request
요리하다 to cook (food)
운동하다 to do exercise
운전하다 to drive
울다 to cry, weep
움직이다 to move, stir
웃다 to laugh, smile
원하다 to want
위하다 to do for the sake of
의미하다 to mean, to signify
의하다 to be due to, owing to
이기다 to win
이루다 to accomplish, to complete
이루어지다 to get accomplished, to get achieved
이르다 to reach, arrive, get at
이야기하다 to talk (to tell a story)
이용하다 to use, to make use of
이해하다 to understand
인사하다 to greet; to say hello
일어나다 to rise, get up, to wake up (contextually)
일하다 to work
읽다 to read
잃다 to lose; to miss; to be deprived
잃어버리다 to lose
입다 to wear, to put on (a shirt, pants)
있다 To be
잊다 to forget
잊어버리다 to forget

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자다 to sleep
자라다 to grow up (커지다 = to become big)
자르다 to cut, to chop
잘되다 to turn out well
잘못되다 to turn out wrong
잘못하다 to make a mistake
잠자다 to fall asleep
잡다 to seize, catch
잡수시다 to eat or drink (formal)
적다 to write/jot down
전하다 to transmit,convey
전화하다 to call on the phone; to make a phone call
정리하다 to adjust
정하다 to set, to determine
젖다 to be wet, soaked
제공하다 to offer
조사하다 to examine, to investigate
졸업하다 to graduate
좋아하다 to like; to be fond of
주문하다 to order, to request
주장하다 to assert, to maintain
죽다 to die
죽이다 to kill
준비하다 to prepare
줄이다 to reduce, to decrease
쥐다 to hold, to seize
즐기다 to enjoy oneself, to take pleasure or delight
지나가다 to pass, to elapse
지나다 for time to pass, elapse, go on
지내다 to pass, spend time
지우다 to erase
지키다 to protect, maintain
진행되다 to have progressed, to be advanced
질문하다 to ask a person a question
짓다 to make, build; to form a line (a group)
찍다 to stamp; to take a picture
차리다 to make ready, to prepare
참다 to bear, to endure
찾다 to seek, to look for
찾아가다 to go to a place to meet somebody
찾아보다 to go meet somebody
찾아오다 to go meet somebody
챙기다 to gather, collect, assemble your stuff;
청소하다to clean
쳐다보다 to look up at
초대하다 to invite
축하하다 to congratulate; to celebrate
출발하다 to depart; to shove off; to start on a trip
춤 추다 to dance
취하다 to adopt, to assume; to take, to have
치다 to attack, assault

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커지다 to become bigger
켜다 to turn on (i.e. A light); to light
크다 to be big, large
키우다 to raise, to bring up, to rear
타다 to ride; to get on/in (a bus, a car)
태어나다 to be born; to see the light of day
통하다 to run, lead; flow; go through; because, as a result of
팔다 to sell
펴다 to spread out, unfold
포기하다 to give up, to abandon
포함하다 to include, to contain
표현하다 to express, to make known by saying
풀다 to solve a problem; to untie, to loosen; to melt into
피다 o bloom ( a flower ~)
피우다 to smoke
하다 To do
해결하다 to fix a problem, to solve a question
향하다 to face, to look out on
헤어지다 to part from (a company), break up with
확인하다 to confirm or check, to corroborate
흐르다 to flow, to stream
흔들다 to shake, to sway
흘리다 to spill, to shed (tears, blood)