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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  • chere nicholas

    Is this the correct way to say “Where is the camera?” 어디에 카메라예요?

    • Nyu Lucy

      카메라가 어디에 있어요?

    • chere nicholas

      ah, 감사합니다!

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  • Diana Mortagua

    Why does de the first word in Coffee has a little dash on the consonant??? “커피”

    • Steven Custodio

      Are you talking about the ” ㅋ ” ? If the syllable was ” ㄱ ” it would be read something in between ” g ” and ” k ” but the ” ㅋ” (called kieuk ” 키읔 “) shows that it is more aspirated than ” 기 “. So there should be more air when you say it compared to ” ㄱ “. If you are asking why it is ” ㅋ ” instead of a ” ㄱ ” I think it’s just written that way because it’s a word from english and Koreans hear a more aspirated sound when they heard people say it and wrote it in hangul the way they heard it.

    • Diana Mortagua

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    • Kyleigh Christensen

      That’s to make it sound more like a ‘k’ sound

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  • Claudia Varanski

    Hello! I have a question!
    If someone says a word that I dont understand for example, (I still dont know hangul so I will use romanization): If someone says” Igeo mulyeyo” and i dont know that mul is water, can i say “Mwo mulyeyo?” to ask what mul is?


    • joejoe

      nope, i am not sure whats the very correct one but i never say yout kind of scentence

    • Mengli

      “뭐(mwo) 물이에요(mool-i-e-yo)?” I’m not very sure,but it sounds like “what thing is called water?” If you want to know what is 물(mool) you can ask :
      “물이(moor-i) 무슨(moo-seun) 뜻이에요(tteush-i-e-yo)?”-“what does 물(mool) mean?”
      “물이(moor-i) 영어로(yung-oh-ro) 뭐예요(mwo-ye-yo)?” – “what is 물(mool) called in English?”

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  • Scarlett Schwarz

    Is this dialogue correct?
    A: 이거 뭐예요?
    B: 그거 책이예요.

    A: 그거 뭐예요?
    B: 이거 기타예요.

    A: 저거 뭐예요?
    B: 저거 소파예요.
    A is next to the book, B is next to the guitar and the sofa is in the distance.

    • Heidy Janice Baez

      I wonder, did you wanted to say that something is next to the book or that the book is in a specific place? or saying the places where the objects are?

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  • Emma Kwong

    This is great because I speak Cantonese, and in Cantonese we also say ‘i-geo’ for ‘this’. So no confusion or difficulties here. XD

    • *mumai*

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    • Emma Kwong

      I wish you good luck with that 🙂

    • Alicia Lee

      Me too. Need a study buddy? 🙂

    • Linda Au

      Lol Cantonese was my mothertongue (can’t speak it but I understand it) and I have been begrudgingly finding it so helpful. Sometimes the only way I can memorize a Korean vocab word is by relating it to Cantonese.

  • Minea

    Why does it sometimes sound like your pronouncing a “b” sound when you’re actually pronouncing an “m” sound in Korean? For example when in this lesson she said “뭐예요” and “물이ㅔ요”

  • 조슈아

    A: 이거 뭐예요? 이거 사랑해요?
    B: 아니, 그거 맥주예.

    A: What is this? Is this love?
    B: No, that is beer.