Lesson Requests & Questions

We are always happy to answer your questions on Twitter as well as in the comment sections for individual lessons, but if you have general questions about the Korean language, culture or traveling and want to get some more insight from fellow learners as well as the TTMIK staff, please leave your questions below! And if you know the answer to any of the questions posted here, please also feel free to join the conversations.

Also if you have any specific lesson request, please leave us suggestions in the comments!

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  • Sophie

    안녕하세요! If I want to write my instagram captions in Korean, what form of language should I use? Sometimes I see people use 존댓말, which seems appropriate, but other times I see 반말, specifically the narrative form ㄴ/는다, which also makes sense since an instagram feed could be considered a personal journal of sorts. Thank you for any help!

  • SamYA!!

    Hello! I’ve been studying Korean for quite sometime now, however, my speaking skills are limited. I have all the right vocabulary, grammar in my head but I just can’t seem to get it out. Also, I can form correct sentences while writing but not while speaking.
    I would’ve loved if there was a video or lesson on how to form correct sentences.
    Please help me out TT. Thank you.

  • Cat

    There’s a phrase that shows up a lot in dramas 별짓을 다하네 that always stumps me for a good English translation. I’ve almost always seen it translated as just “does all kinds of things,” but I feel like there should be a better phrase for it. Maybe something like “really taking this far” or “going over-the-top” would be a decent fit? I’d love it if you could do a video on it explaining how it’s used and some possible translations for it.

    • Cat

      The idiom “milking it” also comes to mind sometimes when I’ve seen it used but I’m not sure if that’s the right connotation for it.