This revised second edition of Intermediate Korean: A Grammar and Workbook is an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. The text can be used in conjunction with any primary textbook, both as a reference guide to the intermediate Korean grammar and a practice book to reinforce learning.

This book presents 24 individual grammar points, covering the core material that students would expect to encounter in their second year of learning Korean. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.

Key features include:

  • Clear, accessible format
  • Many useful language examples
  • All Korean entries presented in Hangul with English translations
  • Abundant exercises with full answer key
  • Subject index.

Clearly presented and user-friendly, Intermediate Korean provides readers with the essential tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for students with some knowledge of the language. Intermediate Korean is suitable for both class use as well as independent study.

chapter Unit 2|7 pages


보다, 처럼, 같이, 만큼, 마다, 마저, 조차, 밖에

chapter Unit 3|7 pages


씩, 뿐, 쯤, 은/는커녕, (이)야, (이)야말로, 따라, 대로

chapter Unit 4|9 pages

Auxiliary verbs I

~어/아 보다, ~어/아 오다/가다, ~어/아 주다, ~어/아 드리다

chapter Unit 5|8 pages

Auxiliary verbs II

~어/아 놓다, ~어/아 두다, ~어/아 내다, ~어/아 버리다, ~어/아 치우다

chapter Unit 6|7 pages

Auxiliary verbs III

~게 되다, ~고 말다, ~어/아하다, ~어/아지다

chapter Unit 7|9 pages

Clausal connectives (purpose or intention)

chapter Unit 8|10 pages

Clausal connectives (reasons and cause)

chapter Unit 9|12 pages

Clausal connectives (conditions)

chapter Unit 10|9 pages

Clausal connectives (listing and choice)

chapter Unit 11|8 pages

Clausal connectives (time)

chapter Unit 12|7 pages

Clausal connectives (background)

chapter Unit 13|7 pages

Clausal connectives (contrast)

chapter Unit 14|8 pages

Permission, prohibition, and obligation

chapter Unit 15|9 pages

Passives and causatives

chapter Unit 16|8 pages

The noun-modifying endings

chapter Unit 17|9 pages

Describing the appearance of actions or states

chapter Unit 18|8 pages

Post modifiers I

chapter Unit 19|10 pages

Post modifiers II

chapter Unit 20|7 pages

Ability and possibility

chapter Unit 21|8 pages

Indirect question form ~는/(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ지

chapter Unit 22|8 pages

The retrospective suffix ~더

chapter Unit 23|11 pages

Nominalizing endings

chapter Unit 24|8 pages

Direct and indirect quotation