10 Second Korean: 다르다 [ dareuda ] vs. 틀리다 [ teullida ]

Easy and quick Korean expressions!

다르다 vs. 틀리다

다르다 means ‘to be different’, and 틀리다 means ‘to be wrong’. Like 가르치다 and 가리키다, these two expressions can be confused even by Koreans sometimes.

If you use 다르다 except for answers to test or quiz questions, it will be safe most of the time.


우리는 생각이 다릅니다. (O) 우리는 생각이 틀립니다. (X)  (We think differently.)

사실과 다릅니다. (O)   사실과 틀립니다. (X)    (This is different from the truth.)

당신의 답은 다릅니다. (*)  당신의 답은 틀립니다. (O)  (Your answer is wrong.)

(* ) When you do not know the right answer yet, and you are comparing answers with others, there can be different individual’s answers.

Yoona Kang
M.A. in English syntax. Loves travel, exercise, animals, music and dance. Happy Busanite, foodie, excellent suitcase packer.

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