I'm struggling a bit with understanding how verbs work in Korean. For example we've learnt the following:
- 공부 - Study
- 공부합니다 - Study/Studies
What's the difference between using the first and second? I'm really struggling with this as so far they mean the same thing to me. Can anyone explain or suggest a resource to help me understand?
In this case and with many other verbs, if not all(? Idk for sure), the 합니다 (하다 is the infinitive) straight up means "to do"
So 공부 is the job noun of study, like "Scientists have discovered in a recent study that..."
And the verb, 공부합니다 directly means "to do a study" or put in the way we'd say it in English, "to study."
Another verb we've learned before similar to this is the verb To Sing. 노래합니다, "to do a song"