“A spicy and seasoned dish.”
“Cooking with less spiciness.”

If you do not like spicy food, you will probably order a dish that is not spicy.

This time, we will learn an expression that expresses the degree that can be used when you want to say “Don’t make it spicy.”

Describes a scene in more detail.

Indicates “how and to what degree”.

The -게 is used to add a new nuance to a verb.

More detailed expression.

금붕어가 움직여요.
The goldfish is moving.


금붕어가 빠르게 움직여요.
The goldfish is moving fast.

The addition of -게 allows for more detailed expression.

How to use “-게”.

Combine -게 with the stem of an adjective.

Dv + -게

싸다 + -게 = 싸
맵다 + -게 = 맵
크다 + -게 = 크
맛있다 + -게 = 맛있
예쁘다 + -게 = 예쁘

※Dv = an adjective

동대문에서 옷을 싸게 샀어요.
I bought clothes cheaply at Dongdaemun.
꽃이 예쁘게 피었어요.
Flowers have bloomed beautifully.
음식이 맛있게 보여요.
The food looks delicious.

싸게 사다.
예쁘게 피다.
맛있게 보이다.

You would use -게 in front of the verb like this.

어렵게 생각하지 마요.
Don’t think too hard.
선물은 고맙게 잘 받았습니다.
The gift was gratefully received.
사진이 멋지게 나왔네요.
That’s a good shot.

It is also a good idea to memorize frequently used combinations in patterns.

Vocabulary selection and notes on “-게”.

-게 is used with “이, 그, 저”.

-게 can also be used with “이, 그, 저”.

인도에서는 카레를 이렇게 먹어요.
This is how we eat curry in India.
책을 그렇게 놓으면 망가질 거예요.
It is not good to put the book, that way.
저렇게 운전하면 너무 위험합니다.
It’s very dangerous to drive like that.
여기서 우체국까지는 어떻게 가요?
How do you get to the post office from here?

These are -게 for 이렇다, 그렇다 and 저렇다.

-게 and “이, 그, 저”.

이렇다 + -게 = 이렇게
그렇다 + -게 = 그렇게
저렇다 + -게 = 저렇게
이렇다 + -게 = 어떻게

These four should be memorized together.

Be careful to choose vocabulary to make your sentences natural.

-게 may not be used for every word.

머리를 밝게 흔듭니다.
Shakes its head brightly. (x)
다리를 더 노랗게 움직여요.
Move the feet more yellow. (×)
난 빵을 세게 먹습니다.
I eat bread strongly. (×)

You must choose natural vocabulary to avoid sentences that do not make sense.

Let’s start by practicing with simple sentences.