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.