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

      좋아해요!!!

  • Chess8Ko

    Who is it ?
    누구예요
    Who is Marc ?
    누가 Marc 예요?
    Who did it ?
    누가했어요?
    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?

    • Yusra Mj

      Who called ?
      누가 전화을 했어요?

      though in the pdf its written :
      누가 전화했어요?

    • Yusra Mj

      I still have problem with the subject/object and topic marking particles so.. if you can explain why you added 을 to your sentence, please ?

    • Roya

      to me 을 is wrong. First, 전화 ends with a vowel so it wouldn’t go with 을 but with 를. Anyways I would just leave it out and trust the pdf, I guess? I THINK you could use 를 (OBJECT marking particle) at this point too… but I am not sure so we better trust the pdf

  • 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?

  • Kezza

    누가 공보했어요? – who studied?
    네가.
    누가 학국 에 가고싶어요? – who wants to got to Korea?
    이그 마자요?
    네가 마자요?

  • Nabil All

    누가 나를 싫어해요?

  • LS

    이거 노래 누가 노래해요?

  • what about 누구냐 ?

  • Moka

    누가 일어났어요?
    누가 바쁘었어요?
    누가 카페에 갔어요?
    누가 영화관 갔어요?
    누가 그 소주가 마시었어요?
    Is it correct? 🙂

    • rach loves rapmon

      the last one is incorrect, you used the -ga particle after soju, but when you did that, you made the soju the subject! you should have used the -reul particle instead to make it the object.

  • Jezi

    How do I say, “Who is coming?”
    I think I have an idea but I’m not sure if it is correct also I can’t type in Korean. :/ Please help.

  • ButlerOnIce

    Im still confused ㅠㅠ when do you use 노고 and when do you use 누가 can someone give me an example??

  • MadChil

    구가 김밥 먹었어요?
    최경은 씨 먹었아요 😀
    이거 누구여요?
    마르티나여요.
    누가 따라오세요?
    살인 따라오세요.

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