Level 2 Lesson 2 / object marking particles / 을, 를

안녕하세요. ^^ In this lesson, we are looking at the object marking particles. As we mentioned a few times through our previous lessons, there are different types of particles in Korean, and these particles (subject marking particles, topic marking particles, location marking particles, and so on) are what make it easy to understand Korean sentences, even when the word order changes.
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Level 2 Lesson 2 / object marking particles / 을, 를
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  • Suga Swag

    친구하고 영화를 볼 거예요. (I will watch a movie with a friend.)
    은식을 만들어요. (I make food.)


    • Nana Atmaja

      Food is 은식 or 음식 ???

    • Suga Swag

      Oops that was a typo! It’s 음식.

  • Malori Green

    For the last example (텔레비전(을) 일주일에 몇 번 봐요?), does it matter where the words in between the object and verb go?

    Like, is it the same if I say 텔레비전을 몇 일주일에 번 봐요?

    Or 텔레비전을 몇 번 일주일에 봐요?


    • arti

      In the second example, we know that “몇 번” means “how many times”. Now if we were to add something between the words “how many times” in English, it wouldn’t make sense. It’s the same thing with Korean, “몇 번” has to be together.

      In the third example, it’s understandable, but not correct. The particle “에” has to be written before everything else to be included in that week (일주일). If we were to write, “일주일에” after “몇 번” then we are not including “how many times” to “in a week”.

      I hope that helped.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    –> TTMIK책을 주문하고 싶은데 어떻게 하면 좋을까요?

  • Bennett Seacrist

    On the most recent “Running Man”, the team apologized to a former guest by giving him a basket of apples. They said something along the lines of “please accept our apology” and the subtitle mentioned that apology and apple were the same word. The moment I saw that I thought of this lesson. 🙂

  • Yerin

    Yes, “어제 뭐 했어요” is correct.

  • Skate4Ever10

    If I want to say “How many times a week do you exercise?”, would I say it like this 일주일에 몇 번 운동해요?

  • Semitic akuma


  • Zakiah Hafiz

    If I wanna say “How many times a week do you go shopping?”, would this be the right way to say it?

    쇼핑을 일주일에 몇 번 가요?

    • Kim h.t

      Thats right!

  • Towmiiee Famadewa

    Boys over flower . 보아요 고레구 I saw the apple scene and I just had to comment I don’t think I can write the rest in Korean soo but 경은 운니 랑 형우( I’m not sure how to write woo it’s confusing me ) 우빠 사랑해요 가르치오서요 감삽니다

    • Miriam Barattoni

      do you remember which episode?

  • Lei Mons

    한국어를 일주일에 몇 번 공부해요?
    체육관에서 일주일에 몇 번 운동해요?
    일주일에 몇 번 운동해요?

    • Rolando Amir Mirabal Hinojosa

      잘 했어요!
      책을 일요일에 몇 번 읽어요?
      기타를 일요일에 몇 번 연주해요?

  • celeste

    how to differentiate where to use topic marking, subject marking and object marking particles? ><

  • Somaᶰᶥᵐ ♥ 希

    내가 피자를 먹걸 거예요. – I’m going to eat Pizza
    집에서 티비를 봐요. – I’m watching TV at home

    책을 읽었어요 – I Read a book

    • A.L.

      내가 is informal while the -요 ending is semi-formal. You’ll want to use 저 instead, unless you want to switch to informal speech.

      Otherwise the sample sentences are fine, but the 를/을 in these cases are not necessary since the meaning is obvious from the word order.

  • Lim Minhyo

    안녕하세요 ~~

  • Ha Lam

    Hello TTMIK, this morning I found the audio file in TTIMK app didn’t show up, could you check and fix it?
    Thank you for lovely lessons. 🙂

  • Alice Star

    I wish the “meeting” example was written up on the worksheet.

  • Chess8Ko

    What did you do yesterday ?
    어제 뭐를 했어요?
    I watch TV
    티비를 봐요?
    Do you often watch TV?
    티비를 자주 봐요?
    How many times a week do you watch TV?
    티비 일주 일에 몇 번 봐 요?