Level 3 Lesson 6 / future tense / -(으)ㄹ 거예요 vs -(으)ㄹ게요

안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are looking at one more way of talking about the future. In addition to -(ㅇ)ㄹ 거예요, which we already introduced in Level 2 Lesson 1, there is another form that you will often here in everyday spoken Korean, which is -(으)게요.

Listen in to find out how these two are different and why it is important to know the difference!

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Level 3 Lesson 6 / future tense / -(으)ㄹ 거예요 vs -(으)ㄹ게요
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  • Ben Lo

    Thanks for the explanation. Very clear. But using it correctly is another story, isn’t it?
    Thank you again.

  • Malori Green

    우아! 이거 먹을 거예요.
    아, 아니요! 이거 매워요!
    진짜? 이거 안 먹을 게요!

  • faiza

    A:파티에 친구랑 올게요 >> A: i’ll go to the party with my friend
    B: 아니요 ~ 친구랑 오지 마세요 >> B: no ~ don’t come with your friend
    A:알았어요 !! 혼자 올게요 >> A: i got it !! I’ll come alone
    선생님 때문에 세숙제 할게요 >> because of the teacher i’ll do three homework
    제가 잘 거예요 >> i’m going to sleep
    몸이 많이 아파요 근데 학교에 갈 거예요 >> i’m so sick but i’ll go to school
    선생님들 도와주세요 ^^

  • Màgda Gejnevall

    okay so let’s say your leaving your friend’s house and you don’t really want to stay but you feel they might want you to. If you say 저 갈 거예요, is that rude then? If you don’t really have a reason to (other than you don’t want to stay) is that considered rude?

  • i can’t believe we are at lvl 3 and yet to teach us the how are you and nice to meet you hehe~

  • i love lvl 3 i think it’s coordinate right better than lvl2

  • 감사합니다

  • 야신

    저는 내일 스마트폰을 살게요 (If that’s alright) I will buy a smartphone tomorrow.

  • haru

    This was a really great lesson, it’s sort of a difficult concept but the lesson is very clear and helpful! 🙂

    I don’t know if this will help anyone else, but one trick I use to help remember the difference between -(으)ㄹ 게요 and -(으)ㄹ 거예요 is this…-(으)ㄹ 게요 is the ending where you’re checking on the reaction of the other person/changing plans b/c of other person… the geh-yo reminds me of “kay” in OK–so if it’s “OK” with you, I will go/study/meet/etc. etc.

    On the other hand, -(으)ㄹ 거예요 I remember the 예 (yeh)–emphasis on the “y” sound in “yeh” and “You”–You’re announcing Your plans, or You’re thinking of You (and Your plans are unchanged). I don’t know, it’s weird, but it helps me, maybe it will help someone else. 🙂

    • Xin Ru

      Your memory trick of associating “-(으)ㄹ 게요” with “kay” did help me! Haha thank you. 😀

    • Sneaky15

      That’s genius!

  • Aya

    지금 어디예요 ? 저는 커피를 만들게요 !

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    A:어제 LaLaland 봤어요
    B:오!! 그 뭐요? 좋아요?
    A:그 영화랑 Ryan Gosling하고 Emma Stone 정말 좋아요!
    B:그 영화 알아요.
    A:이거 네가 영화 보고 싶어요.
    B:저 볼게요.

    I tried to translate a conversation I had with my friend so yeah please correct me if wrote anything wrong which I probably did ㅋㅋㅋㅋbut trial and error thats how you get better. 🙂 ㅎㅎㅎㅎ

  • nin

    I heard it a lot, but as Hyunwoo said I thought it was (으)ㄹ 거예요 spoken really fast, that’s nice to know. A bit confusing kkkk but I’ll learn it. I also realised that my biggest problem with Korean is my listening, when a word has “particles” (not necessarily particles, but for instance 네시쯤에 has a lot of information together, I don’t understand it).
    네주에(?) 일이 없어, 우리 쇼핑에 갈게? 괜잖아?
    – 엄마 이 차는 살게요.
    – 너무 비싸, 사지마. 그것은 어때?
    – 어디예요?
    – 그 커플 옆에 있어.
    – 아 멋있어요. 볼까요?
    – 어, 빨리하게, 내 머리가 아파.
    이 책이 읽고 이 책이 읽을게요. (Does it mean “I will read this book or this book”?)

    • Rose

      the last one i think it’s saying, I will read this book AND i will also read this book in the future (?)

  • Justin Steven Cruz

    – 너무 늦었어서 집에 가야 돼요. 저 먼저 갈게요!
    – 현우 씨, 경은 오고 있어서 좀만 기다리세요. 보고 싶죠?
    – 알겠어요. 가는 거 전에 경은 보고 싶어서 좀 기다릴게요!

    Short conversations by Justin….!

  • 이상민

    지금 어디에요? 저 지금 거기에 갈게요. where are you? ill go there right now.

    A:그쪽으로 갈 거예요. im going that way.
    B:그쪽은 너무 안 좋은데. that way is not very good.
    A:그럼 딴 쪽으로 갈게. then ill go through a different direction.

  • Justin Thomas

    Is your level 3 the same as Sogang univ. classes level 3? Just curious how your levels are measured. I love leveling up in Korean with you.

  • A.L.

    나중에 시간 있으면 만날게요.

  • Trinity Pate


    My practice sentences/dialogue:

    A: 내일 5시쯤에 먹을까요? – Shall we eat at approximately 5 o’clock tomorrow?
    B: 네, 피자를 먹을게요. 괜찮아요? – Yeah, (if you don’t mind,) I will have pizza. Is that okay?
    A: 저는 김밥 먹고 싶어요. – As for me, I want kimbap.
    B: 그래요? 저도 김밥을 살게요. – Is that so? (In that case,) I will buy kimbap as well.

    A: 엄마, 지금 놀게요. – Mum, I am going to play now (so long as you don’t object)
    B: 아니요! 너는 일할거예요. 지금 가고 공부하세요. No! You will work. Go and study now.
    A: 아 진짜!! … 공부할게요. – ahhh really!! … (Since you said,) I will go study

    너는 싶으면, 너의 집에서 8시쯤에 올게요 – If you want, I will come to your house at about 8 o’clock (so long as you don’t mind)


  • Duaa

    1. 오늘부터 매일 3시 정도 한국어를 공부할 거예요.
    2. 친구야, 걱정마라! 꼭 옆에 있을게 ^^

    이 수업은 재미있었어요! 고마워요 🙂

  • Diana

    1. 제가 피곤해요. 제가 공부할 까요 ?
    2. 아니요, 너는 학교에서 온것만으로도. 너는 조금 수면어 야돼.
    1. 엄마… 그렇지만…
    2. 아니, 넌 수면세요 !

  • Diana

    1. 제가 피곤해요. 제가 공부할 까요 ?
    2. 아니요, 너는 학교에서 온것만으로도. 너는 조금 수면어 야돼.
    1. 네. 먹고, 샤워하고 수면을 게요.

  • Jace

    So would you only use ~ㄹ/을게요 when speaking since you’re reacting to another person? It doesn’t seem like you’d use it in writing.

  • Chess8Ko

    Where are you now? I will go out now.
    지금 어디예요? 저 갈게요
    I’m going to go. Take care.
    저는 갈게요. 안녕히 계세요
    Is that so ? I’ll do it again.
    그래요? 다시 할게요
    I’ll be there at around 4, is that ok ?
    내일 저기 4시쯤에 갈게요. 괜찮아요?

  • ryebun17

    1. 일요일에 8 시 정도 친구랑 영화를 볼 게요.
    2. 오늘은 빈대떡 요리할 까요?
    3. 엄마, 오늘 밤에 맥주 마실 게요. 괜찮아?
    4. 11 시쯤 집에 갈 게요.

    1. Sunday around 8 I will watch a movie with my friend.
    2. Do you want to cook Bindaedogg with me today?
    3. Mum, tonight I’m going to drink Maekju. Is it ok?
    4. I will come home around 11 am.

    마자요? 🙂 (please correct me if I’m wrong)

    • Kaven Chanthaphy

      잘 했어요!

      I would make this correction for #2 “저랑 같이 오늘 빈대떡(을) 요리할 까요?” or another version “저와 함게 오늘 빈대떡(을) 요리하고 싶어요?” for #3 I would just add 요 to “괜찮아?”

      저는 아직도 한국어 배우고 있어요~ My corrections may not be perfect.