August 25, 2009 by tailieutienghan
잘 (jal) is an adverb that means “well,” and it is used to describe one's adequate ability or capability of an action verb. When used in conjunction with the impossibility adverb 못 (mot), it describes ones inadequate ability or capability of an action verb.
1.잘 is an adverb and comes directly before action verbs.
잘 + 동사
well + verb
잘 먹어. – I eat well.
2.When used in conjunction with 하다 verbs that contain nouns, it is placed between the noun and 하다.
명사 + 잘 + 동사
noun + well + verb
농구 잘 해. – I'm good at basketball.
3.When the negative adverb 못 (mot) is used, the order is:
잘 + 못 + 동사
well + can't + verb
농구 잘 못 해. – I'm not good at basketball.
1.저는 글을 잘 써요.
(jeo-neun geul-eul jal sseoyo.)
I write well.
2.민수 씨는 운동을 잘 해요.
(Minsu ssi-neun undong-eul jal haeyo.)
Minsoo is good at sports.
3.그림을 잘 그려요.
(geurim-eul jal geuryeoyo.)
I draw pictures well.
Some phrases 잘 is commonly used with
1.잘 갔어? – Did go home well?
2.잘 잤어? – Did you sleep well?
3.잘 지냈어? – Have you been well?
4.잘 모르겠어. – I'm not sure.
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