Compound Verbs In Korean Using 뛰다 (To Jump)
In Korean, compound verbs are often constructed by connecting two existing verbs with 어/아. For those looking to expand their Korean verb vocabulary, understanding these patterns can be quite useful.
In this guide, we’ll explore compound verbs, starting with 뛰다 (to jump).
Note: 뛰다 can also mean ‘to run’.
뛰다 — To Jump
뛰어넘다 — To Jump Over
Components: 뛰 (jump) + 어 + 넘다 (to go over)
In the 110m race, runners must jump over 10 tall hurdles.
뛰어내리다 — To Jump Down, Leap Off
Components: 뛰 (jump) + 어 + 내리다 (to lower, go down)
On old London buses, the rear exit had no door, so passengers could leap off at any time.
뛰어오르다 — To Jump/Leap Up
Components: 뛰 (jump) + 어 + 오르다 (to go up)
He leapt very high to catch the basketball.
뛰어들다 — To Jump/Dive Into
Components: 뛰 (jump) + 어 + 들다 (to enter)
Even though the water was freezing cold, he dived into the lake.
뛰어나오다 — To Jump From/Off
Components: 뛰 (jump) + 어 + 나오다 (to come/step out)
When I went skydiving, the scariest part was jumping from the airplane.
Understanding the various compound forms of 뛰다 can enrich your Korean vocabulary and help you express more nuanced actions. Stay tuned for more posts in this series, where we will explore other compound verbs!