Is your stomach grumbling? Did you skip lunch?
Then you’re going to need to know how to say ‘I’m hungry’ in Korean!
Let’s jump right into it.
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‘Hungry’ vs. ‘Full’ in Korean
When talking about whether you are hungry or not, two different adjectives are used.
In front of each adjective is the word 배 (bae), which means ‘stomach’. To say that you are hungry, you add the adjective 고프다 (go-puh-da) to make 배 고프다.
Strictly speaking, the particle ‘가’ (ga) should come after ‘배’ to make ‘배가 고프다’. However, when speaking, people drop this particle.