Level 1 Lesson 10 / have, don’t have, there is, there isn’t / 있어요, 없어요

In this lesson, you can learn how to say that you have something or that something exists in Korean. The expression 있어요 [i-sseo-yo] can mean both “have” and “exist” and the opposite expression, 없어요 [eop-seo-yo] can mean both “don’t have” and “don’t exist.” Listen to the lesson to find out how to use them in real-life context. And as always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask us in the comment for this lesson! 감사합니다.

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Level 1 Lesson 10 / have, don’t have, there is, there isn’t / 있어요, 없어요
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  • Charles

    this site is really helpful thanks guys!

  • Leticia M

    can I make a negative question? like 시간 없어요? or 친구 없어요?

  • Ana Luiza

    감사합니다! 재미있어요!

  • Eboni Croney

    Question. Ive been really curious about the word or phrase twae-yo in korean. What exactly is that? Ive only ever seen it in books but im not really sure how to comprehend it if we have obseo and isseo. Thanks

  • Adeline Garcia

    TTMIK 재미있어요

  • Sana ShyShyShy

    너무 감사합니다 TTMIK!!
    시간 없어요, but I make time for these lessons and i’m very thankful for the lessons as well.
    TTMIK 정말 재미 있어요!! 안녕히 계세요~

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  • Somaᶰᶥᵐ ♥ 希

    이 교습이 쉬운 있어요. << I said "this lesson is easy" I hope it's right if it's wrong tell me. 🙂 고맙습니다!!

    • Simay

      I think it is ”이 수업은 쉬워요.”
      I think the word “수업” is more suitable because it means class or lesson while the word “교습” means instruction or training (but can be used I think Idk) And the word “쉬워요” is the conjuctive form of “쉽게” which means easy.
      I hope this helped. I’m not a native English speaker so if there are any mistakes sorry for that ^.^

    • Somaᶰᶥᵐ ♥ 希

      thank you for your help 🙂

  • Kathinski Laminski

    Oh guys, I 정말 love your Show! :))
    I’m so stressed, because.. well life and everything, but learning Korean like this is SO refreshing. 너무 좋아요. <3 And I'm normally quite bad at learning foreign languages. 😡

  • Rachel Sheil

    Thank you so much for your wonderful lessons! So what is the specific difference between “ieyo” and “isseoyo”? Is it just that “ieyo” can’t be used for “to have” but “isseoyo” can be used for both “to be” and “to have”?