Level 1 Lesson 19 / When / 언제

Hello everyone, we are back with another lesson! This one is a bit shorter than the last one, and we are introducing how to say ‘when’ in Korean. You can also listen to many examples where the word ‘when’ is used to form questions. Listen in, check out the free PDF lesson note, and be sure to try answering the question “When do you get up in the morning?” in Korean in the comment box.

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So, 아침에 언제 일어나요?

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Level 1 Lesson 19 / When / 언제
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  • Puni

    Ja-da means to sleep right? Then can i say eonje ja-a-sseo-yo?

  • Sreenidhi Tadikonda

    Akka, is what my younger brother calls me, because it means “elder sister” in my mother tongue.

    How would I say “I wake up at 9 in the morning.”?

  • Jim Awofadeju

    언제 점심을 먹어요?
    When do you eat lunch?

    언제 한국어를 공부했어요?
    When did you study Korean?

  • Leandro Guianan

    언제 도착했어요?
    어제에 도착했어요.

    • NCT Rhythm

      You don’t have to use 에 with 어제

    • Leandro Guianan


    • 조슈아

      Because 에 is the location marking particle used to specify that what you are talking about is a place. Because 언제 is about time, it doesn’t really need to be referred to as a location. And thus doesn’t require the 에.
      Hope this helps!

    • Leandro Guianan
    • 조슈아

      I apologize if I made it sound like it was incorrect to use it in regards to time. It is correct to use. However it isn’t mandatory for colloquial settings as it can often be dropped while still allowing for the sentence to maintain its clarity and purpose. But if you are using it for time, you are technically using it correct.

  • alyssa

    i have a question see the way 일어나요 is translated as “you get up” and “do you get up?” in the PDF. they both sound kind of like question so i wanted to ask if it is kind of like a command. like telling someone to get up. if so could you say 저기요 일어나요! or no?

    • Ivis Benavides

      Yea it can be used as a command to mean “get up from the chair” or “wake up” but its not just for commands it can also be “I got up from the chair”

    • alyssa

      ah okay 감사합니다 thanks~

  • 조슈아

    언제 올 거예요? 보고 싶어요. 만약 너를 없으면 어디에서 갈 거예요? 당신은 나를 완성 만들어요.

    When are you coming? I miss you. If I do not have you then where will I go? You complete me.