Level 2 Lesson 1 / Future Tense / -ㄹ/을 거예요, 할 거예요

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Level 2 Lesson 1 introduces the future tense. Future tense is very easy to use once you learn how, so let’s get right into it! Listen to the audio podcast and be sure to check out the PDF as well! Thank you! 감사합니다!

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Level 2 Lesson 1 / Future Tense / -ㄹ/을 거예요, 할 거예요
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  • Moka

    I have one question. Is there any rule for writing “ㅐ” and “ㅔ”? I mean for example ㅐare always in subjects?

  • Gooji Kang

    남자친구 만날 거예요.

  • Gooji Kang

    감사합니다 TTMIK.

  • Dayday

    wow I like your lessons, currently I am attending a Korean class based in a Korea college, I found a lot of enjoyment while I am learning, but it is still quite hard for me to learn what our teacher has taught us since our class are 100% conducted in Korean, like this lesson, I spend a lot of time to tell apart different endings of different tense marks. this lesson do helped me a lot to figure out future tense, as I remember there are more than 3 ways to express the future….. LOL

  • Andrew Nam

    This girl on the picture is very pretty! I felt in love))

    • Tom Gateway

      She is married with kids, don’t fall in love.

  • Rebecca Santos

    Could I say 얼마에요? (How much?) or 이거 얼마에요? (How much is this?)

  • Lydia

    If I want to say I will not do it would it be proper to say-…….. anhalgeoyeyo ?

  • Gabriela Garcia

    Hello, I was wondering how the future tense would work with

    하다 verbs. For example, “read” would be 읽을 거예요, but how about 일하다? Would it turn into the following 일할 거예요?

    • 리성천 Rhee Sung Chun

      읽다 actually isn’t a verb with 하다, let’s go with 공부하다 + ㄹ/을 거예요 = 공부할 거예요.
      it’s with the same as most hada verbs
      hope that helps

  • Somaᶰᶥᵐ ♥ 希

    약속할 거예요 – I will promise
    대답할 거예요 – I’m going to answer
    뭐 할 거예요? 잘 거예요? – What are you going to do? are you going to sleep?

  • Hanami

    I apologise for busting in here with this question (which is not directly related to the lesson). I’m very frustrated with never knowing when to write “어” or “오”. There seems to be NO logic whatsoever in applying the differently applied spelling of this particular vowel and it’s driving me nuts. I practice writing Korean vocabulary and sentences but keep stumbling over this particular vowel. Please help!!

    Thank you and I apologise once more for just asking this completely unrelated question here but I’ve not found any satisfactory reply anywhere on the web.

    • Job

      There’s a slight difference in pronunciation, 오 is similar to /ō/ in “postpone” (/pōstˈpōn/) and 어 can be pronounced in 2 ways : one is similar to /ə/ in “master” (/mastər/), and the other sounds like /ô/ in “morning” (/môrning/). I took these examples from another website online and some Korean friends told me it was fine to explain like this.

      Hope this helps, though I had the same issue with 애 and 에 and learning the difference is just in sound didn’t save me

  • pragnya mishra

    Can anyone tell me what will be the korean version of this sentence “i was going to eat” or some sentence like this. I just dont get it is it future or past tense ..

    • Holly (홀리)

      (저는) 가고 먹었어요 (jeon-eun) ga-go meo-geos-seoyo))
      or, (저는) 먹고 갔어요 (jeon-eun) meog-go gas-seo-yo))
      It sounds more like a past tense than a future tense.
      I think a future tense would be more like, “I’m going to eat” or “I will be eating”

      And for your second question, it’d be, 공부하고 싶어요. (gong-bu-ha-go shi-peo-yo)
      You add -고 (-go) when you use more than one verb to express whatever you’re talking about (most of the time I think).

    • pragnya mishra

      Thank u … I saw the mail now..

  • Karan Kaur

    학교를 언제 갈 거예요?

    내일 비는 올 거예요? (does this make sense). How would I say “is it going to rain tomorrow?”

  • Ikraan [이크란]

    학교 안 갔어요? 그럼 언제  갈게?

  • Far Ah BenNai

    내일 일하지않아요 그래서 집에안가요

    집에서 한국어 공부해요 “TTMIK 에서”

    • Phyrax

      내일 일하지않아요 그래서 집에안가요 -> 내일 일하지않아요, 그래서 집에 있을 거예요

      집에서 한국어 공부해요 “TTMIK 에서” -> 집에서 한국말을 공부할 거야 “TTMIK” 에서

  • Doug Weed

    Late comment, but I was wondering in the case of 사다 and 살다 if they look the same in future tense? (살 거예요) In this case would it just come down to context?

    • behindtheblack

      Yes, both words are 살 거예요 in future tense, so you have to go by context only!

  • هاجر وحيد

    Thanks for everything ❤

  • Sulekha

    저는 이거 어제 했어요 ( i did this yesterday)
    I know its not relevant in this topic but i wanted to know if its correct:) X

    • Phyrax

      저는 이거 어제 했어요 -> 저는 어제 이거 했어요

      PD: you can omit ‘저는’ and just say 어제 이거 했어요

  • Rebecca Scott

    Is this correct?

    I will do it = (저는) 할 거예요
    I will eat = (저는) 먹을 거예요
    I will see my friends = (저는) 친구 볼 거예요
    I will work tomorrow = (저는) 내일 일 거예요

    • Jonas Koh

      I think its better to say I will meet my friends = (저는) 친구 만날 거예요. But grammar wise they are right!