안녕하세요! This is the Sentence Building Drill (문장 만들기 연습) lesson! In this series, we will look at how you can expand your Korean sentence building skills by adding or replacing certain words in given sentences. All the “key” sentences that are used in these lessons are composed of grammar points that have previously been introduced through our lessons. This series will be a good opportunity for you to review what you have learned in the past and also to learn some new vocabulary! Have fun studying!
Just as in the last few lessons, this type of structure is used when you are reporting to someone what another person has said to/asked you. In this lesson, we will be looking at how to use the ending 냐고 [-nya-go] to form reported questions such as,” I asked him when he was going to finish his work” and “He asked me how old I was.”
안녕하세요! In our previous lesson, we learned how to say “they say…”, or “I hear that…” in Korean in order to re-tell someone what you’ve heard from someone else. The structures used for saying these are -(ㄴ/는)대(요) and -(이)래(요). In this lesson, we are going to look at how to say the same thing, but imply that you want a reaction or a response from the person you are telling the information to by using -(느)ㄴ다던데요/-(이)라던데요.
In this lesson, let’s take a look at how to say “they say…”, “I hear that…”, or how to re-tell someone what you’ve heard from someone else. The main 2 ways to say this in Korean are (ㄴ/는)대(요) and -(이)래(요). If you studied Level 5, Lesson 17, you may have learned something similar to this, but using these 2 endings is easier and more commonly used in spoken Korean.
여러분, 안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are going to look at how you can use the endings -다니까(요)/-라니까(요) to repeat or emphasize what you’ve already said to someone who seems to have ignored it the first time. This is not a very polite expression, even by adding a 요, because it has the nuance of being slightly annoyed and “talking back”.
Sometimes you forget someone’s name, when you were supposed to meet someone or how to go to some place. In that case, you can ask either yourself or the person you’re talking to and say “What was it again?” or “When were we going to meet?” in English. In this lesson, let us take a look at how to say that in Korean, using the endings -더라?, -았/(이)었/였지? and -았/(이)었/였죠?
In this TTMIK lesson, we will be going over how to say “no matter how…” in Korean. By using the word 아무리 in addition with a suffix, you’ll be well on your way to forming Korean sentences with meanings such as, “No matter how delicious it is, stop eating now” or “No matter how expensive it is, I’ll buy it for you.” Listen to this lesson and check out the PDF to learn more! Read more
안녕하세요! In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words based on Chinese characters, but many of them are. In this World Builder lesson, we will be looking at how 기 (機) is used in Korean vocabulary.
In this lesson, we are taking a look at the verb ending -더라 [-deo-ra]. You will hear this often in situations where one person is telling another what they found out or experienced.
What is -더라?
Welcome to our “causative” lesson. In English, when you say that you “make something bigger” or “to make someone sit down”, you need the verb “make” but in Korean, you can attach a single suffix to the verb and the verb can take on the causative meaning. For example, 녹다 means “to melt”, and when you want to say “to make something melt”, you can say 녹이다 instead of 녹다. Listen to this lesson to learn more about these suffixes, 이/히/리/기/우/구/추.