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.

    • 조슈아

      Just a quick little spelling thing as well. I believe that ‘마자요’ should be ‘맞아요’

  • 조슈아

    찬영: 저는 이 김치 먹을 거예요.
    은지: 아니. 저는 그 김치 만들어요. 너는 그 김치 먹지 않을 거예요.
    찬영: 오케이. 저는 이 김치 안 먹을 게요….

    찬영: I will eat this Kimchi.
    은지: No. I made that Kimchi. You will not eat that Kimchi.
    찬영: Okay. I won’t eat this Kimchi…

  • Jixanh

    *전화하고 있어요* 네 엄마, 열심히 청소할게요. (*On the phone* Yes mom, I will clean well.)
    운동하면서 물 많이 마실게요. (I will drink a lot of water while exercising.)
    내일 차를 닦알게요. (I will wash the car tomorrow.)
    정국 오빠를 깨울게요. (I’ll wake Jungkook up.)

  • Yuki

    지금부터 건강 음식 먹을 거예요 약속해 (from now on I will eat healthy food i promise)
    내일 밤 바다에 갈게요 (tomorrow night I will go to the sea)
    남친랑 테이트 갈거예요 그래서 너랑 영화 보러 갈 수 없어요. 미안해요. (I will go on a date with my boyfriend so I can’t go to the movies with you. sorry)

    • Ivis Benavides

      남친랑 테이트 갈거예요 그래서 너랑 영화 보러 갈 수 없어요. 미안해요. —> 남친이랑 데이트 갈 거예요. 그래서 너랑 영화 보러 갈 수 없어요. 미안해요.

  • Neco_Coneco

    So “지금 어디에요? 지금 나갈게요.” kind of means “Where are you now? I can go out now you now you know.” or not(?)

  • Kay

    지금 어디서? 너무 배고파요. 6시30번 까지 있어요. ㄱ리고 여기 안 으 면, 혼자 시작할거 밥을 먹을거여요.
    Where are you now? I’m really hungry. You have until 6:30 and if you’re not here, i will start eating the food alone.

    저는 새로은 읏을 진짜 필요해요. 도와 즐수있어요? 친구랑 가고싶어요. 오리 같이 갈까요? 나증에 집을 청서할게요?
    I really need new clothes. Can you help me? I want to go with a friend. Shall we go together? I will clean the house later if that’s alright with you.

  • Renato Hiroshi

    1) 저는 오늘은 저녁에서 놀고, 공부하고, 잤었어요.
    Today afternnon, I played, studied and slept.

    2) 저는 내일 공부할게요.
    Tomorrow, I’ll study.

    3) 노래방에서 노래할게요?
    Shall we sing at the Norebang?

    4) 저는 여기에 세 달쯤 있을 거예요.
    I’ll be here about three months.

    5) 제 집은 쇼핑 앞에 있어요.
    My house is in the front of the (shopping) mall.

  • Cathal Dunne

    Some practice sentences and dialogues. I hope they make sense!

    지금 시간 없어요. 나갈게요. I don’t have time now. I’m going to leave.

    오늘 학원에 안 갈 게예요? 저는 혼자 공부할게요. You aren’t going to the academy today? I’ll go alone.

    A: 일본에 갈 거예요. I’m going to go to Japan
    B: 와 저도 갈게요. Wow, I’ll go too!

    A: 이 책은 너무 재미있어요. This book is very interesting.
    B: 아 진짜? 저도 살게요. Oh really? I’ll buy it too.

  • Toni-ann Thompson

    좋아해요? 저는 살게요.

  • brittain

    1.일본어 공부 할 거예요? 저도 할게요!
    You’re going to learn Japanese? Then I will too!

    2.이가방 좋아해요? 저는 살게요?
    You like this bag? How about I buy it?

    3. 자는 먹고 싶어요. 밥 줄게요?
    I want to eat. Would you get me some food?

    4. 너무 졸려요. 지금 집에 갈게요.
    I’m so tired. I’ll go home now.

    Any kind person let me know if I made any mistakes 🙂

    • Ivis Benavides

      Just a couple of things:
      저는 살게요? –> 저는 살게요
      The -(으)ㄹ게요 ending is actually used as a statement rather than a question.

      자는 먹고 싶어요. 밥 줄게요?
      Also, this ending can only be in the first person, so only if you are the one doing the action. So 밥 줄게요 would be “I will give you food (if that is ok with you).”

    • brittain

      Thanks so much! I get it now 🙂

  • BTS.-koi

    Here are some sample sentences:
    1. 언제 갈 거예요? 저는 6시간 갈게요.

    2. 말하는거 때문에 용서해줄게요.

    3.빈대떡 있어? 나중에 같이 먹을 게!

    – – – –

    1. when are you going? As for me, I’m going at 6.

    2. Because of what you said, I will forgive you.

    3. There is rice cake? We can eat it together later!