Level 1 Lesson 23 / Who? / 누구?

안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are having a look at the word 누구 [nu-gu], which means “who” or “whom”, and how it is changed when used with the subject marking particle 가 [ga]. Listen in to find out how it changes and also to look at some useful sample sentences using the word 누구. If you have any questions, please feel free, as always, to leave us a comment! 감사합니다.

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Level 1 Lesson 23 / Who? / 누구?
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  • Esther Sun

    누가 여기 방탄소년단을 좋아해요?

    • 유나은


  • Chess8Ko

    Who is it ?
    Who is Marc ?
    누가 Marc 예요?
    Who did it ?
    Who called ?
    누가 전화을 했어요?
    This is who?
    그거 누구예요?
    Who came yesterday?
    어제 누가 왔어요?
    Who made that ?
    그거 누가 만들었어요?
    Who bought it ?
    누가 샀어요?
    Who wants to play?
    누가 놀고싶어요?
    Who is hungry?
    누가 배곺아요?

  • 유나은

    누가 놀고 싶어요?
    내일 누가 정소하고 싶어요?
    누가 샀어요?

    any corrections welcome ^O^

  • 유나은

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m going to try and explain the use 누구 and 누가 in the four examples from the textbook. (or at least my perspective on it)

    어제 누가 왔어요?
    Who came yesterday?

    The subject marking particle “가” is used because the main subject of the sentence is “who.”
    The sentence meaning: WHO came yesterday?

    그가 누가 만들었어요?
    Who made that?

    Again, the main subject of the sentence is “who” therefore the subject marking particle “가” is used.
    The emphasis of the sentence is on whoever made the item.
    The sentence meaning: WHO made that?

    이거 누구예요?
    Who is this?

    Okay, so here the main focus/main subject of the sentence is “this (이거)”
    “이거 (this)” is then described by/followed by “누구예요 (is who/who is)”…therefore it would be incorrect to use the subject marking particle 가 with 누구 because it is not the main subject.

    Sentence meaning: “Who is THIS?”

    어제 누구 만났어요?
    Who did you meet yesterday?

    Okay so this is where we have an invisible main subject (which is “you”). The question is addressing “you” and who YOU met yesterday. Therefore because the main subject isn’t 누구 but rather it is “you,” you do not put the subject marking particle on 누구.

    Sentence meaning: “Who did YOU meet yesterday?”

    Thanks for reading and feel free to add any insight!! 감사합니다!!

  • María Paz

    누가 사과를 먹었어요?

  • Hugh Lugg

    이 누가 청소했어요? – Who cleaned this?

    Is this correct?

  • Sara

    그 누가 말했어요?