Level 6 Lesson 23 / Passive Voice – Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of the Passive Voice lesson! In Part 1, we learned how sentences in the Passive Voice are made in general, and in this part, we will be looking at how the passive voice in English and in Korean differ from each other. Don’t worry, there are many example sentences to help you out with this lesson! Happy studying!

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Level 6 Lesson 23 / Passive Voice – Part 2
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  • finally…part 2 passive voice ^^

  • Debasish

    Thanks to TTMIK a lot for this lesson…but I have a doubt. So far we have seen the usage of “거예요” for future tense. ex- 할거예요., 갈거예요 ..etc. But this time we saw usage of 거예요 for past tense ex- 한국에서 만든 거예요. Can it also be used for past tense and present tense?? Hyun woo 성생님, Please explain and give some word examples.

    • hi,I am not a teacher but just wanna give a little help.

      for future tense – verb+ㄹ/을 거예요.
      for present tense – verb + 는 거예요.
      for past tense – verb + ㄴ/은 거예요.

      선생님들이 고쳐주세요,실수 있으면.^^

    • TAYLOR

      Hey debasish, i dont think this is future tense, its in the form of -는 거 or -은 거., therefore it is 만든 거예요 which basically means, “the fact it was made” or “the making of this object” or something like that!
      I could be really wrong, but thats what I THINK it is. but im definitely NO teacher lol

  • This lesson is really useful for me.^^


  • Evelina

    the way passive voice is used for “being able/possible” here is exactly the same as in my language ^_^ (Lithuanian)! it’s so easy to understand ^_^

  • 진우

    very nice lesson like always ^^

  • Mindy Ke

    very useful, thank you. 🙂

    • Mindy Ke

      ‘걱정이에요’은 ‘걱정해요’로 바뀌가 돼요?

    • 네.같아요.^^

  • 수봉 in 구미

    I have met the devil of my Korean studies, and his name is 수동태.

    TTMIK가 이lesson을 만들었어서, 고맙습니다. ^^

  • Samier

    안녕하세요 티티믹~!

    이 레슨 좋다. 근데 한국어로 이거를 일반적이에요? ^^;;;


  • Skyler Knight

    아! 기대됐어요, 이런동사는 정말 많이 들었었는데, 이해가 별로 안되서 실제로 쓰는거 좀 힘든일이였거든요 ^^P

    저는 실수를 하면 (단호하게/열심히)? 고쳐주세요


  • 슈퍼주니어는 안 쳐부숴져요
    Super Junior cant be defeated
    I guess this sentence is wrong ,but It seems like I cant find the passive form of this word , someone plz help 0____o

  • Ed

    I have been waiting since level 1 lesson 16 on the explanation of 보이다! Thank you!

  • Greg

    잠기다가 담그다의 passive voice 낱말인가요? 그럼 완전 달라 보이네요

  • 스펜서

    수동태에 대한 레슨들을 굉장히 유익하게 강연해주셔서 감사합니다

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    P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  • Eman

    지금 너무 늦었으니까, 학교에 안 들어가 돼요.

  • mariam

    I want to ask where can i find 사동 grammar ?? i can’t understand the difference between 사동 and 피동 ??

  • Gh Arzaa

    1- 이음식 진자 매워요 안먹해져요 . This food is very hot it can’t be eaten.
    2- 문을 못 고쳤어요 안닫히요.I couldn’t fix the door it can’t be closed .
    3- 안 무거워요 밀려요 . It is not heavy it can be push .
    4- 백화점 에서 많이 것 샀어는데 , 이 바구니가 작은것 같아요 안담겨져요. you bought many things from the department store but it seemed that this basket is small it can’t be put into .
    This lesson is very difficult and i still working on it and I’m completely sure that i did many mistakes in the sentences above so please please correct me 🙂

  • TinaMusicFairy

    OMG!! in Arabic we have this same meaning of capability too that kind of implies that the action has it’s own will when it can’t or “doesn’t want” to be done ㅋㅋㅋ

    • Random girl

      Can you give an example?I’m arab too

  • Sadaf

    인도 에서 도 같아서 이해가 잘 돼요.