Level 3 Lesson 4 / shall we…? + I wonder… / -(으)ㄹ까요?

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! We are having a look at something a little unique to the Korean language, which means that if you understand and know how to use this sentence ending, you can expand your Korean skills by a lot!!!

In Korean, when you want to say “Shall we do + something?” and when you want to say “I wonder if …”, you use the same sentence ending, which is -(으)ㄹ까요?

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Level 3 Lesson 4 / shall we…? + I wonder… / -(으)ㄹ까요?
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  • and why is there 이 after 누구 ?

    • Duaa

      저도 같은 질문이 있어요 ! !

  • 감사합니다

  • Shiny

    부산에 기차로 갈까요? Do you want to take the train to Busan?
    언젠가 우리는 다시 마날까요? I wonder if someday we’ll meet again.
    어제 식당을 찾아냈었까요? I wonder if they found the restaurant yesterday.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    -내일은 오카야마시에 가고 싶은데 날씨가 좋을까요? 아니면 비가 올까요?

  • Eva.

    안녕하세요,how r u guys well can u plzzzz tell me wats the different between 볼까요 and 볼거예요 ~~~ 정말 감사합니다 ,사랑합니다.

    • Alli Su

      볼까요 is when you’re inviting or asking if you should see something or look at something. 볼거예요 on the other hand is the future tense of 보다. present=봐요 past=봤어요 future=볼거예요

  • اسماء

    오늘 어머니가 학교에 갈까요?

    I wonder if my mother will go to school today! (To see what my lil brother did).

  • Aya

    오늘은 식당 앞에서 만날까요 ?

  • Xin Ru

    My sample sentences:

    내일 우리 데이트 할까요? = Shall we go on a date tomorrow?
    어디에서 만나고, 뭐 먹을까요? = Where should we meet, and what should we eat?
    이 영화 좋을까요? = I wonder if this movie is good?

  • Eugene Evangelista

    감사합니다. 많이 배웠어요.
    나의 sample sentence는

    “그 여자 나 좋아할까요?” – Do you think that girl likes me?

    Please correct me if I’m wrong. Thank you TTMIK.

  • Chocobana

    -오늘 공부 잘 했고 내일은 더 공부 할까요? (I studied well today. Do you think I need to study more tomorrow?)
    -내일 아침에 뭐 먹을까요? 벌써 생각해요. (What should I eat tomorrow morning? I’m already thinking about it.) xD
    -이 토요일에 시험 있어요. 얼마나 잘 할 수 있을까요? 조금 불안해요. (I have an exam this Saturday. Would I be able to do well in that exam? I’m a little worried.)

  • Merve Çentez

    남자 친구랑 결혼 할수 있을까요? 😛

  • nin

    지금은 한국어(를) 더 공부할까요 프로그래밍(을) 공부할까요?
    어디 가고 싶어요? 일본에도? 어딘가 같이 갈까요?
    이 년에 일해야 될까요? 요즘 돈이 필요해요 그런데 돈이 없어요. 대학생이에요, 시간이 있을 걸까요? 어떻게요 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
    and why is it 누구*일*까요?
    감사합니다 ^^

  • Bakhtawar

    i have noticed one thing about this verb ending it will always end in a question, right?

  • nina

    i need a korean friend to help me studying, any voluntaries !! :/ :/

  • celeste

    어제는 이 사람 책을 읽었을까요?

  • Nhoc Nhoc

    2년 후에 한국어 잘 할 수 있을까요? ( I wonder can i speak Korean well after 2 years ?)
    이 가수를 만날까요? ( Shall we meet this singer ?)
    존씨 아버지는 의사일까요? (Do you think John’s father is doctor ?)

  • 안심

    언젠가 오빠 만날 수 있을까요?

  • lukaeyeon 98

    우리가 집이나 식당에서 먹을까요?

  • Trinity Pate

    Thanks for this lesson it’s so helpful! When I watch Korean videos, I often hear this ending and up to now I had been confused as I’d recognised the verb and some of the sentence but didn’t understand the ending!! 정말 감사합니다!!

    My practice sentences:

    8월에는 한국에 갈까요? – Shall we go to Korea in August?

    한국은 일본보다 더 비쌀까요. – I wonder if Korea is more expensive than Japan (I’m not sure about this one)

    토요일에서 날씨가 좋을까요 – I wonder if the weather will be good on Saturday

    그는 너가 전화를 걸었을까요? – Did he call you?

  • 이상민

    나를 싫어 했을까? (i wonder, did (person) dislike me?)

  • Mikhaela Adarve

    오늘 진구가 이보에서 왔어요. 노래뱅 갈까요? – My friend from came today. Should we go to Karaoke?

    우유 너무 맛있어요. 피자랑 빵 먹을까요? ㅡ I drink too much milk. I wonder if I should eat pizza and bread.

    Please tell me if I am wrong. 감사합니다! ^^

    • Charlene Alexandra Cogollo

      It might be a bit late (sorry), but the first one I think would be:
      오늘은 친구가 일본에서 왔어요. 노래방 갈까요?

      And the second one would be:
      우유 너무 마셨어요.피자랑 빵 먹을까요?

    • Nguyen Thu Cuc

      I think the first one: have or not 은 after 오늘 is OK. But after 일본 should be 에 because of using 오다.
      -> 오늘은 친구가 일본에 왔어요. 노래방 갈까요?

  • Erika

    저는 한국어를 잘 공부했을까요?
    저는 잘 했을까요?
    내일 콘서트가 갈까요?

  • MadScientistSoCool

    게속 한국어를 배울까요?
    Will I continue to learn Korean language?
    Is this correct?

  • Diana

    1. 어제 제 엄마가 너무 음식을 요리 했어요, 제가 뭔가 먹을 까요 ?
    2. 제 고양이가 진흙이랑 놀었어요. 그를 샤워 할까요 ?

  • Klaudia

    What’s the difference between the ㅂ/읍 시다 ending and ㄹ/을 까요 ending, in sentences when you want to propose to do something together?

  • Chess8Ko

    Do you think it will rain tomorrow ?
    내일 비가 올까요?
    Shall we see a movie tomorrow?
    내일 영화를 볼까요?
    I wonder who this person is
    그사람은 누굴까요?
    Do you want to drink coffee or beer?
    커피 마실까요? 맥주 마실까요?

  • ryebun17

    1. 내일은 여자친구랑 영화 볼까요?
    2. 낚시 잘 할까요?
    3. 어제 선미 씨 지민 씨하고 숙제 했을까요?

    1. Should we go and watch a movie tomorrow together with my girlfriend?
    2. Is he good at fishing everyone?
    3. I wonder if Son Mi did her homework together with Jimin yesterday.

  • Duaa

    Why we say: 이 사람은 누구일까요? instead of saying: 이 사람은 누굴까요?
    i mean the rule is : verb stem ending with a vowel + -ㄹ까요 !!!
    and there is nothing mentioned about 일까요 part !!..

    Thank you.. 🙂

    • Ivis Benavides

      The verb being used here is 이다 so it would be 누구일까요

    • Duaa

      Thank you ! 🙂 But what does 이다 mean ??

    • Ivis Benavides

      it means “to be” you have most likely seen it in various other conjugations like 이에요/예요

    • Duaa

      aha ! I got it !
      Thank you 🙂

  • ryebun17

    1. 내일 우리 직장에 갈까요?
    2. 남준 씨 2009에 졸옵했을까요?
    3. 오늘 눈이 올까요?
    4. 어제 지민 오빠 밥을 여리핬을 까요
    5. 한국어 가르칠 수 있을까요?
    6. 우리 집에 가기 전에 도서관에 갈까요?

    1. Should we go to the workplace tomorrow?
    2. Did Namjoon graduate from highschool in 2009?
    3. Will it snow today?
    4. Did Jimin cook a meal yesterday?
    5. I wonder if you can teach me some korean.
    6. Should we go to the library together before going home?

    Please correct me if I‘m wrong:)

  • Lydia Young

    I usually study everyday at 7am – 8:15 am ^^ Thanks for the lessons! They’re amazing!!(: I love TTMIK <3

  • li

    지금 우리 엄마는 작년보다 요리 잘 하지 않을까요?
    – Don’t you think mom cooks better now compared to last year?

    • li

      아이스크림을 사고, 영화를 볼까요?
      – Shall we buy ice cream and watch a movie?
      (This sounds like I am in a date, lol.)

  • salsal

    I tried to make some sentences. please correct any mistakes you find!!
    내일 시험이 있어요. 같이 공부할까요 ? – Tomorrow we have an exam. shall we study together?
    김치 맛은 어떻겔까요 ? – I wonder how kimchi taste?
    오늘 노무 더워요 , 바닷가 갈까요 ?- it´s really hot today, shall we go to the beach?
    Thank you !

  • 조슈아

    그녀 저를 좋아할까요?
    Do you think she likes me?

    그것 테이블 뒤에 있을까요.
    I wonder if it’s on the table.

    사과를 먹었을까요?
    Shall we eat the apple?

    Corrections are welcome. 감사합니다

  • sarah bendriss

    Hi! I would like to know the difference between : “eul kkayo” and “eul laeyo”. for instance :
    커피 마실 래요?
    커피 마실 까요?

    Thanks for your help !