Level 1 Lesson 6 / What is this?, This is …. / 이거, 이거 뭐예요?

In this lesson you can review a little bit of what you learned in the previous lesson (very important stuff!). And you can also learn how to say “this” in Korean, how to ask “What is this?” and how to answer with “This is ABC.”

“This” = 이거 [i-geo] or 이것 [i-geot]
“What is this?” = 이거 뭐예요? [i-geo mwo-ye-yo?]

Listen to the lesson to learn more about these important words and phrases, and if you have any questions or feedback, as always, make sure you post them in the comment for this lesson. Thank you! 감사합니다. ^_^

You can read more about this grammar point at this Korean Wiki Project page.

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Level 1 Lesson 6 / What is this?, This is …. / 이거, 이거 뭐예요?
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  • Benny C

    I just started learning Korean and I am loving your lessons! 감사합니다 ! Lots of love from Italy ^^

  • Princess Sarah

    이거 사랑 이에요

    • Princess Sarah

      It’s so much easier to learn now that I have learnt the alphabet

  • Princess Sarah

    이거 내 핸드폰 이에요

  • Why does no one ever say “igeoga muoyeyo?”, even though “igeoneun muoyeyo?” exists? Why in Workbook Level 1 Lesson 9 qn 7, “what about this one? what is it?” is igeoneun muoyeyo instead of igeoga muoyeyo?

    • Lesley

      Hi TianTiannie,

      From what I’ve learned so far and from what you will see in a later lesson, the endings “ga” and “neun” are similar, but “neun” is used when comparing something. When you first ask “what is this?” You say would technically say “igeoga muoyeyo” instead of with the ending “neun”. And if you ask again “how about THIS one?” would be “igeoneun muoyeyo” because you’re comparing this new thing with the first thing you asked about~ I hope it was not confusing, but do not worry. In the later lessons you will come to see the difference 🙂 Also I suggest learning Hangul~ it makes learning a breeze 😉

  • celeste

    why ma-ja-yo is 맞아요 but not 마자요?

    • DeathYT

      it is just the spelling, like why correct is spelled correct and not korrect.