Level 1 Lesson 19 / When / 언제

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So, 아침에 언제 일어나요?

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Level 1 Lesson 19 / When / 언제
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  • Somaᶰᶥᵐ ♥ 希

    오늘은 아홉시에 일어났어요. = I woke up at 9 O’clock today.

  • Raichu

    So I’m a little confused about word placement. If you’re asking “When do you go to school?” Which is actually correct:
    학교에 언제 가요? or 언제 학교에 가요?

    • Momoko-san

      For sentence structure, the first one is correct. Going by what we’ve learned so far, words like why, when, what, etc. goes right before the verb/verb conjugation.

  • 사라

    I have the same question as @raichumarie:disqus below, because in the Dictation section in the workbook, Track 57 is: “언제 집에 가요?”, but @elsjhwolf:disqus says that nothing should come between “when” and the verb.

    So which is correct:
    1. 언제 집에 가요?
    2. 집에 언제 가요?

  • Patrick

    오늘 5:15에 일어났어요.

  • 리성천 Rhee Sung Chun

    오늘 6:30시 이러나요.

  • Karan Kaur

    영화는 언제 시작하나요?

  • Sadaf

    오늘 일곱시 에 일어났어요.

  • Far Ah BenNai

    생일이 언제예요?

  • Depheny

    Why is the verb “일어나다” conjugated as “일어나요” if Hyunwoo translates the sentence as “when did you wake up”? Shouldn’t it be “일어났어요”?

    • Nicole Pruter

      That’s because he’s asking “when do you wake up”, like on a regular basis.
      언제 일어나요 = When do you wake up? (regularly)
      언제 일어났어요 = When did you wake up? (one day specifically)

  • Maureen Pavlik

    A: 오늘, 뭐 했어요?
    B: 오늘, 일했어요.
    A: 어디 일해요?
    B: 학교에 일해요.
    A: 학교에사 언제 갔어요?
    B: 아침에 갔어요. 아까 집에 왔어요. (<– I feel like it's probably more appropriate to use a verb meaning "to return" for this last sentence but I don't know what that verb is in Korean so I'm using past tense of "to come" instead cause that's what we'd say in English. :P)

  • 저는 아침에 일곱 시 이십오 분에 일어나요 🙂

  • Chess8Ko

    when did you do it ?
    언제 했어요?
    when did you arrive?
    언제 도착 했어요?
    When did you come?
    언제 왔어요?
    When do you get up?
    언제 일어나요?
    I wake up at seven, today I woke up at 6h30 and I came to the office at ten
    저는 일곱시 일어나요. 어늘 였엇 산십픈 일어났어요 그리고 열시 사무실에 도착했어요

  • zohaxo

    according to the present tense rule
    shouldn’t 일어나요 [i-reo-na-yo] be 일어요 [i-reo-yo]
    because the last vowel in the word stem is 어 [eo] ?
    please help!

    • Randolph Diawa

      일어나다 is the basic form and 일어나요 is the present tense,

  • 저는 육시에 이러나요.

  • Sara

    요즘은 아침 10시에 일어나요.

  • favour

    you don’t have to put (i) infront of the sentence then how do you know if your talking about you or me

    • Ranggala Adika

      by the context.

  • Alexandra Kremneva

    어늘 아침에 여섯시 삼십분에 일어났어요

  • MadChil

    내일 5시에 일어나요.

  • Licelle Tomista

    열한 시에 일어났어요…

  • Mohammed Ismail 이수영

    나 오늘 9시에서 12시까지 드라마를 볼거야.

  • Ranggala Adika

    저는 아침에 일곱시 일어나요

  • li

    오늘은 오후 8시에 일어나요, 아침에 아니에요. Call center에 일헤서 밤에 일어나요. 근데 난 아파서 사무실에 가지 않아요.
    (I got up at 8 PM today, not in the morning. I work at a call center that’s why I get up at night. But I am sick today so I didn’t go to the office.)

    Now, this is true story this time, haha. Please do correct the mistakes, thank you.

    • li

      “오늘은 오후 8시에 일어났어요. Call center에서 일해서 메일 밤에 일어나요. 근데 지금 아파서 오늘밤은 출근 못 했어요.”
      – I got up at 8 PM today. I work at a call center, so I get up at night everyday. But I am sick now so I wasn’t able to go to work tonight.

  • Tessa

    오늘은 아침에 10시에 일어났어요.

    • artificialHeart

      waaa lucky you!
      오늘은 아침에 6시에 일어났어요!
      내일 도!

  • Mushahid

    Is this sentence correct

    언제 책을 읽을거예요
    When will you read the book

    • Chris Hill

      I believe your sentence is good. Just do not forget to use a “?” at the end. You probably just forgot it.

    • Catsy

      We can probably just assume and it doesn’t matter that much?

  • Róża Kondracka

    저는 여섯 시 삼십 분 아침에 일어나요.

  • Kinny

    Please tell me if any of this is wrong:

    아침에 언제 일어나요? What time do you (usually) get up in the morning?

    저는 열 시 아침에 일어나요. I (usually) get up at ten in the morning.

    오늘 열 시 아침에 일어났어요. Today, I got up at ten in the morning. (Would this be strange to reply to the above question?)

    아침에 언제 일어났어요? What time (today) did you get up in the morning?

    오늘은 열 시 아침에 일어났어요. Today, not necessarily all the other days but, TODAY I got up at ten in the morning.


    • Nobody Four

      Honestly, I would say (for the first one) you would do better by just saying
      보통 몇 시에 일어나요?
      The 보통 means usually, and 몇 시 means “what time”, which is better than when (in this situation). Hope this helped.

    • Catsy

      I’d probably put 아침 prior to 열 시 and put 에 onto the 시.

  • LyricalPhoenix

    When did you go?

    When did you eat?

    when did you see?

    please correct me if I am wrong

    • Catsy

      It’s double S not J.

    • Amal

      When did you go?
      – 언제 갔어요?
      When did you eat?
      – 언제 먹었어요?
      when did you see?
      – 언제 봤어요?

  • Pia Rxttlxr

    저는 아침에 6 시 일어나요.
    I get up at 6 o’clock in the morning.
    (Is this sentence correct ?)

    • mxc9219

      I think 에 goes after 시

  • Kim Namjoon

    I wake up at 6:00am

    • mxc9219

      (나는) 6시에 일어나요.

  • mxc9219

    오늘 아침 7시 30분에 일어났어요

  • Jess L

    난 오전 일곱시 싶오분에 일어나요.