Korean is a language that is highly based on ‘sound’ and is also rich and expressive. One thing I love about Korean is it’s intonation. I always marvel at how their tones rise and fall in every sentence. (I have never heard koreans speaking motonously in everyday life)
But as I progress to learn more, I realise that much of their adverbs (부사) are mimetic words (의태어) and onomaetopoeia is also featured prominently in their speech. Let’s look at some adverbs related to WALKING.
저벅저벅: with heavy footsteps and taking big strikes ( 발을 크고 묵직하게 내디디며 잇따라 걷는 소리. 또는 그 모양)
성큼성큼: taking big strides (다리를 잇따라 높이 들어 크게 떼어 놓는 모양)
So if you want to add on the property of SOUND, use 저벅저벅.
So what are some other ways to walk?
느릿느릿: slowly, sluggishly
사뿐사뿐: with soft, muffled steps (lightly)
살금살금: stealthily, walk on tip toes
가만가만: walk with soft steps