Let’s talk about how to say ‘Stop’ in Korean. Whether your intention is to tell someone to stop what they are doing or describe how someone or something stopped moving, it’s possible to express both very conveniently in Korean.

The basic form to use when talking about stopping something is 그만하다 (geumanhada) which is often used especially to describe that you stopped or quit doing something or you are telling someone to stop doing something. On the other hand, 멈추다 (meomchuda) also means ‘stop’ but is usually more specifically used to describe movement.

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This verb also means ‘stop’ as a way of describing the ending of something such as a school lecture or a relationship. If you want to put emphasis on you having ended something, the verb can change into 끝내다 (kkeunnaeda).

Now that you know how to say ‘stop’ in Korean, get out there and tell people what you plan on stopping!