40 Most Common Korean 하다 Verbs 

 June 30, 2021

By  Satish Satyarthi

하다 is a very common and useful Korean verb. It means – to do.
Many verbs in Korean end with 하다 and in this series of posts, we will learn some useful verbs ending with 하다.
Using 하다 in sentences is very simple:
Present – 해요
Past – 했어요
Future – 할 거예요
Examples –
공부해요 – I am studying
공부했어요 – I studied
공부할 거예요 – I will study

English Korean Pronunciation Pronunciation
To Study 공부하다 khongbu-hada खोंग्बु-हादा
To Call 전화하다 cheonhwa-hada छौन्ह्वा-हादा
To Exercise 운동하다 undong-hada उनदोंग-हादा
To Stroll 산책하다 sanchhaek-hada सानछैक-हादा
To Love 사랑하다 sarang-hada सारांग-हादा
To Cook 요리하다 yori-hada योरी-हादा
To Use 사용하다 sayong-hada सायोंग-हादा
To view 구경하다 khugyeong-hada खुग्यौन्ग-हादा
To Speak 말하다 mar-hada मार-हादा
To Ask Question 질문하다 chilmun-hada छिलमुन-हादा
To Answer 대답하다 thaedap-hada थेदाप-हादा
To Worry 걱정하다 kheokchong-hada खौकचौंग-हादा
To Do Laundry 빨래하다 pallae-hada पाल्ले-हादा
To Hike 등산하다 theungsan-hada थंगसान-हादा
To Marry 결혼하다 khyeorhon-hada ख्यौरहोन-हादा
To Ask Favor 부탁하다 phuthak-hada फुत्थाक-हादा
To Have Meal 식사하다 shiksa-hada शिकसा-हादा
To Explain 설명하다 seolmyeong-hada सौल्म्यौन्ग-हादा
To Think 생각하다 saengak-hada सैंगाक-हादा
To Remember 기억하다 khiyeok-hada खियौक-हादा
To Depart 출발하다 chhulbal-hada छुलबार-हादा
To Arrive 도착하다 thochhak-hada थोच्छाक-हादा
To Start 시작하다 shijak-hada शिजाक-हादा
To Apply 신청하다 shincheong-hada शिनछौंग-हादा
Get admission 입학하다 iphak-hada इप्फाक-हादा
To Graduate 졸업하다 choreop-hada छोरौप-हादा
To Succeed 성공하다 seonggong-hada सौंगोंग-हादा
To Joke 농담하다 nongdam-hada नोंगदाम-हादा
Make efforts 노력하다 noryeok-hada नोरयौक-हादा
To Plan 계획하다 khyehoek-hada ख्येह्वेक-हादा
To Do Dishes 설거지하다 seolgeoji-hada सौलगौजी-हादा
To Swim 수영하다 suyeong-hada सुयौन्ग-हादा
To Work 일하다 ir-hada इर-हादा
To Prepare 준비하다 chhunbi-hada छुन्बी-हादा
To Go to work 출근하다 chhulgeun-hada छुल्गन-हादा
To Leave work 퇴근하다 thoegeun-hada थ्वेगन-हादा
To Concentrate 집중하다 chipchung-hada छिपचुँग-हादा
To Make Mistake 실수하다 shilsu-hada शिलसू-हादा
To Confess 고백하다 khobaek-hada खोबैक-हादा
To Organize 정리하다 cheongni-hada छौंगनी-हादा

Common Korean 하다 verbs Usage

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Satish Satyarthi


I am Satish, a Korean language learner and educator. I did my Bachelors degree in Korean language from JNU, Delhi and Masters degree in Korean Language Education from Seoul National University, South Korea. and an M.Phil. in Korean from JNU. I have a passion for education and technology. I have been involved in Korean language education and research for more than 10 years and have trained hundreds of Korean language learners across the globe, online and in physical classrooms.

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