Level 2 Lesson 19 / Making verbs into nouns / -는 것

In this lesson, we are going to learn about a grammatical structure that will come in handy when you want to expand your sentences and make longer and more accurate phrases in Korean. In Korean when you link phrases with other phrases, you often make one phrase into a noun form and have it included in a bigger phrase. In order to do that, we are going to look at how to make verbs into nouns in this lesson. Listen in and pay close attention to what 현우 and 경은 introduce, and be sure to give it a try and make your own sample sentences! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Level 2 Lesson 19 / Making verbs into nouns / -는 것
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  • Jun

    I have a question about a sentence I used for learning, I got confused because i can’t find any differences in the meaning of the two sentences. Both means “I like watching dramas”.

    드라마를 보는 거 좋아해요.
    드라마는 보는 거를 좋아해요.

    What sounds more natural or what’s the exact difference between these two sentences? I mean I know I used object particles for the first and topic for the second one but what’s right?

    • I’m not a pro, but I think both are right. Just that the nuance is a bit different.
      Second sentence emphasises on “as for dramas”, making it more obvious that you like watching dramas compared to watching other things.

    • Shin Heechul

      first sentence is correct because second one was wrong I will translate your second setence in korean is meaning of that The drama like to see
      so it was done meaning of that the drama was speaker .. lol

  • 박피터

    내가 매일는 컴퓨터 개임 연주하는 거를 해요. I play computergame every day.

    • Shin Heechul

      저는 매일 커퓨터게임을 합니다. is more ntural to use in korean

  • 저는 두분랑 공부하는 거 엄청 좋아해요

    • Shin Heechul

      저는 두분이랑

  • 제 취미는 춤추는 거 그리고 노래는 거예요.

    • Shin Heechul

      노래하는 거에요

  • morgyy-morgg

    한국어는 공부하는 거 좋아해요

    • Shin Heechul

      저는 한국어 공부하는 것을 좋아해요

  • Malena Garcia

    진짜 좋아해요 <3

  • mcsyndrome

    숙제 하는 거를 싫어해요.

  • Chess8Ko

    What I am listening to now is a song
    지금 듣는 것은 노래예요
    Do you know that we are meeting today ?
    어늘 만나는 것 아라요?
    My hobby is watching movies
    제 츼미는 영화 보는거 예요
    What is it that you are studying recently?
    요즘 뭐 공부해요?
    I like chitchating with my friends
    저는 친구랑 수따더는 거를 좋아해요

  • ryebun17

    내일은 집에서 먹을 거는 지즈예요.
    What I’m going to eat tomorrow at home with my friends is cheese.

    지금 생각는 것은 음식예요.
    The thing I’m thinking about right now is food.

    친구랑 일본어 말하는 거 좋아해요.
    I like speaking japanese with my friend.

    마자요? 🙂

  • 클레어 쌤

    제 남자친구가 취미는 사진 찍는 것 이에요 그리고 그남자를 사진이 잘찍어요.
    My boyfriend’s hobby is taking pictures and he takes pictures well.
    제 취미가 수영하는 거예요.
    My hobby is swimming.
    제 여동생 그림는 것을 좋아해요.
    My younger sister likes drawing.
    때때로 공부하는 것을 안 좋아해요!
    Sometimes I don’t like studying.
    때때로 공부하는 것을 싫어요. 그런데 공부해야한다는 것을 알아요.
    Sometimes I hate studying but I know I have to study.
    Please give corrections if you can 🙂 Thank you!

  • 은솔

    경은언니 정말 예뻐요~~

  • ryebun17

    1. 내일 살 거는 노란색 모자예요.
    2. 남자친구 있는 거 알아요?
    3. 개랑 놀는 것을 아주 촣아해요.
    4. 어제 두 사람만 이야기한 것은 안 촣아해요.
    5. 오늘은 수영할 것 같아요.

    1. What I will buy tomorrow is a yellow hat.
    2. Do you know about the fact that I have a boyfriend?
    3. I like to play with my dog very much.
    4. I don‘t like the fact that only two people talked yesterday.
    5. I think I‘m going to swim today.

    • Mateusz Gryboś

      Do not take me for granted, but i think nr. 4 has to be in the past tense since youre talkinga bout yesterday. So 좋아했어요.