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Korean grammar - Adjective 하다 verbs

Adjective 하다 verbs

Adjective 하다 verbs are formed by combining an adjective + / + 하다.

The most common ones are:

좋아하다 - 'to like'

싫어하다 - 'to dislike', 'to hate' - used for both people and things

미워하다 - 'to hate' - used only for people, not things

무서워하다 - 'to feel scared'

어려워하다 - 'to have trouble with'

즐거워하다 - 'to feel pleased', 'to enjoy oneself'

To negate these verbs, and is added before the whole verb - theses verbs are never split.

Examples:
그녀는 김치를 좋아해요.
She likes kimchi.
그는 김치를 안 좋아해요.
He does not like kimchi.

does not split an adjective 하다 verb

그는 왜 김치를 싫어해요?
Why does he dislike kimchi?
그는 김치를 안 싫어해요.
He does not dislike kimchi.

does not split an adjective 하다 verb

아버지는 영화를 싫어해요.
(My) father hates the movie.
개는 폭풍을 무서워해요.
The dog is scared of the storm.
고양이는 폭풍을 안 무서워해요.
The cat is not scared of the storm.

does not split an adjective 하다 verb

저는 상사를 어려워해요.
I have a hard time with my boss.
아이가 매우 즐거워해요.
The child enjoys himself a lot.
그녀는 숙제를 싫어해요.
She hates homework.
그녀는 청소를 안 싫어해요.
She does not hate cleaning.

does not split an adjective 하다 verb

선생님이 저를 미워해요.
The teacher hates me.
나는 그녀를 안 미워해요.
I do not hate her.

does not split an adjective 하다 verb