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!


  • Dagher Haneen

    some times I hear words starts with (ㅁ,ㄴ(m,n)) spelled as ( ㅂ,ㄷ ( b,d)) ,,, such as 뭐 and 네
    , actually I’m getting confused frown emoticon , am I hearing wrong or is it truly spelled like that ????

    • SojuHeinz

      That’s actually true. From what I experienced, Koreans don’t really realize that difference but it’s obvious that many people say “bweo” instead of “mweo” for 뭐, “dae” for 네 … some ppl pronounce 물 as “bul” … depends on the person mostly.

  • Rand

    A video on finer pronunciation mistakes (like in the June 15 Q&A highlights) would be very helpful.

  • Julia

    Can you do a lesson on Korean dialects? Thank you!!

  • thank you

  • disqus_n07G8pJ5pw

    When will you guys start with level 10? =(

  • Yohji 13

    How do you say “attend university” in korean? For example, ” I started attending university last year”.

    • Samet Blackjack

      난 작년 대학교에 참석하기 시작했어요.

    • Kyle

      Actually, 참석하다 refers more to attendance regarding a meeting or a gathering. Attending a university is expressed with 다니다, so a more natural expression would be “작년에 대학교에 다니기 시작했어요”. Hope this helps 🙂

  • SuperRae

    What is the meaning or significance of Arirang in Korean culture?

  • Kelvin

    Hello, I’m recently learning korean language by my own online, i could read hangul but i read it part by part it takes time to read a sentence for me, i couldnt speak korean either, only some basic ones, is there any lesson that I can have to make myself talk and write in korean easily?

  • Ayşe Lee

    Hello..! Im studying korean by my own. I really wanna learn about 의성어 and 의태어 more. if you make lesson about these, it will be great. pleaseeeeeeeee 🙂

  • Sarah

    Hello! Can you explain what is 단다요? Thank you!

  • Александра Тумурова

    Hello! Could you explain this construction: V-아/ 어 놓다/ 두다 ?

  • Nathan

    Hi, I want to sign up for News in Korean but it seems that it is no longer available.

  • Blood

    Hi, i was wondering if you could make a quick simple free to watch video about the Hangeul alphabet?

  • Liying

    혹시 “나요” (question ending form) 수업이 있어요? ㅋㅋㅋ

  • Hi! I was wondering if there was any way you guys could start offering tests of some sort to help us keep track of what we really know and what we need to work on? Something that could maybe give us a “letter grade” or a percentage? Or maybe similar in line with the Topik test?

    This also might not be possible but I think it would be a great idea to offer some form of “homework” haha! Or maybe you could do a short essay project for the students to do and do a video behind it? Maybe as a way for us to do research and then also have to learn how to express ourselves?

    One last thing, I also would really love to learn more complex sentences. I’m only on level 5 and I’m not totally sure if this is explained later on or not, but I find it hard to combine sentence structures to express myself. Maybe an idea for Level 10?

    Thank you guys so much for doing this, it’s so appreciated! I never dreamed I’d be able to talk to someone in a different language before, even if they are very basic conversations, ha ha ~

  • Kaku

    Can you guys explain what 과연 means and how to use it in different situations?

  • Vic

    Can you guys do a lesson or talk about “Will do” “Won’t Do” Future Tense “Will” 🙂

  • Tran

    Not sure if there is a page where I can make suggestions for lessons. I’m wondering if you are able to create a lesson on skin care and make up products terms. I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in learning these words as Korean skin care products are very popular these days. Lots of travellers like myself when visiting Korea would definitely go shop for lotion, toners, etc. The sales people were not able to explain what the product is in English, so I think it would be really useful if we learn to read it ourselves. Even if it’s basic terms like lotion, cleanser, toner.. etc.

  • 덕희

    안녕하세요! 저는 혼자 한국어를 배운 지 다섯 달 되고 세 주 전에 제 친구 이 웹사이트를 추철했어요. It’s been really helpful to me these past three weeks, and I definitely plan to keep using it for a long time to come! 근데 새로운 학생이라서 이 질문 이미 대답하면 몰라요. What is the difference between 동안 and 때? 감사합니다!

  • Nazrul Mattaib

    How do I say “Are you allright?” to someone I have just met?

    • Raymond

      You could say 괜찮습니까?

  • Seth

    Is this where I post my questians? Very well then, There are something I need to know how to say Get me out of America, please. or will you help me to get out of America?
    I’m sorry, but America is a bad place right now and yeah, sorry if I personally offend you but this is the truth. America is bad. I know because I am American and lived here all my life. Its bad now. Welcome to Hell that kinda thing. Well, hopfuly America will not be like hell. Then again, I hate America but I love South Korea <3 Anyways, I need to know how to say that and can I ask a request?

  • Dianne Mendes

    I have a question that I would like you to do for your ‘Catch the Wave’ Series. I am not sure if you have done it before but what is the difference between 농담 and 장난? I would really like to know. Can i request this lesson? 감사합니다 ^^

  • Ki Min Ji

    Hi! Can you explain the difference between 약, 한, 근, 거의, 여, 쯤, 이상 and 정도? I know that i should put 약, 한, 근 and 거의 before the numerals, 여 between the numeral and measure word and 쯤, 이상, 정도 after measure word… but are there any difference in meaning and/or using?

  • Kimmy

    How can I say “because I’m the best”?
    ♡Love your job ♡

  • Dasha

    Can you perhaps have a set of lessons for more complicated grammar? Also, can you have a video on different types of korean social media and online media in general like naver and nate

  • grace

    Ttmik teacher. I (and I’m sure a lot of people) want you guys to make a whole series e-book
    of teaching those old words that is commonly used in movies and drama set in pld tomes (like calling the king mama, and like 빙공, and ending like -거라, -냐이까)??im not sure if im correct?? Any way those stuff that will help foreigner understand movie set in ancient time without the help of subtitle which is always badly translated.

    I bought a lot of product from ttmik. And i will surely buythis one.

  • Ooib

    I’ve even asked some of my Korean friends and they have a difficult time trying to explain so I thought I’d try and ask here…

    What are the differences between -만, 오직, and 뿐 ? I’ve seen all three translated as ‘only’ and wanted to understand their differences and how to use them in different types of conversations. Any help for clarification I’d appreciate, I’ve been so curious aha

  • Gee

    Would there be a possibilty for future grammar lessons? I think the patterns -러 가다/오다, -주마, and -다며, among others, are not yet discussed. And thanks for the lessons! They are really easy to digest and understand. I always have TTMIK as my basic grammar reference since I’ve known this site. 🙂

  • Mrs. G-Dragon

    Hi! First of all…. LOVE your website. I was just wondering/thinking… I think it would be awesome if you do a special on Social Media “slang”.

  • Angela Dickenson

    안녕하세요!! First off, I really think you guys are awesome and I really appreciate everything you do!! I love all off your lessons. I was wondering if you offer or would consider offering your podcast lessons on CD. I drive about an hour to work 5-6 days a week and it would be great if I could put in a CD to listen to on the way. Thanks for everything and keep doing what you do!!

  • Patrick Cheng

    How can i request an individual lesson?

  • Kaylee

    How to encourage someone that he can do it in Korean? E.g: you can do it! Thanks!

    • Fatima EL Hainouni

      informal : 할수있어
      formal : 할수있어요/할수있습니다
      u can also say 화이팅 !! which means fighting !!

  • Donna Bacon

    Can you do a video (or even a series of videos) for daily life in Korea, like ‘how to ask for trash bags (both general and food waste)’? Maybe a sample conversation with a GS25 clerk so you can practice by hearing native speakers at a slower pace (it helps build my confidence when you do videos like all the ones on ordering food and coffee)

  • 欣蓉 詹

    Hi! I have one question. What’s the differences between the verbs 줄다 and 줄이다?

  • Alan Ferreira

    Hi, I’m Alan and I’m from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I’m a Korean student and I’d like to whatch my K-dramas with korean subtitles, I already know that there are some apps that we can watch with it, however I’m asking for a download link for that, for example, the file in “str”, which is the type of file for subtitles. For God’s sake, Could you please help me with that? It would be perfect watching our favourite dramas with k-subs.

    • Matt Weiss

      If you’re living in Korea, you could buy a subscription to imbc.com or the like. Download the programs you want and watch them with GOM Player. You can alter the sync speed of the subs with , I believe. Good luck 🙂
      – Edit: You can also search for the 대본 on the sites to get the screenplay files.