Core Grammar Level 9

"Take Your Korean to New Heights"

LevelLevel 9
Duration8.3 total hours
Lessons 31
Language English & Korean


Sample Lessons


Main topics of the Level 9 course:

  • Advanced idiomatic expressions related to feelings, thoughts, and time
  • Advanced situational expressions for asking for a favor, expressing your regret, happiness, and worry
  • Expressions for completed actions
  • How to express concern in Korean
  • Essential Hanja: 비(非), 신(新), 시(示, 視)


Table of Contents

Average lesson length: 17 minutes

Lesson 1. Advanced Idiomatic Expressions / 손 (Hand)

Lesson 2. -아/어/여 버리다 / Completed Action

Lesson 3. Advanced Situational Expressions: When You Are Unhappy

Lesson 4. -고 말다 / (unintended) completed action

Lesson 5. Advanced Situational Expressions: When You Are Worried

Lesson 6. Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 발 (foot)

Lesson 7. Word Builder 18 / 비 (非)

Lesson 8. Advanced Situational Expressions: Asking a favor

Lesson 9. -(으)ㅁ / simplifying a sentence ending

Lesson 10. Sentence Building Drill 15

Lesson 11. Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 마음 (mind, heart)

Lesson 12. -아/어/여 보이다 / looks like, seems like

Lesson 13. Word Builder 19 / 신 (新)

Lesson 14. Advanced Situational Expressions: 후회할 때

Lesson 15. Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 기분 (feeling)

Lesson 16. -(으)ㄹ 테니(까) / in return for, since it will be …

Lesson 17. -(으/느)ㄴ 이상 / as long as, since

Lesson 18. -(으)ㄹ까 보다 / expressing concern or reason for a decision

Lesson 19. Advanced Situational Expressions: 오랜만에 만났을 때

Lesson 20. Sentence Building Drill 16

Lesson 21. Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 생각 (thought, idea)

Lesson 22. Word builder 20 / 시(示, 視)

Lesson 23. -(으)면서 / while

Lesson 24. -(ㄴ/는)다면서(요), -(이)라면서(요) / didn’t you say …

Lesson 25. Advanced Situational Expressions: 길을 물어볼 때

Lesson 26. Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 시간 (time)

Lesson 27. -더니 / this happened and then that happened

Lesson 28. -(으)ㄹ 바에 / might as well, I would rather

Lesson 29. Advanced Situational Expressions: 차가 막힐 때

Lesson 30. Sentence Building Drill 17

Review What You’ve Learned in Level 9


What you can find in this course:

Lesson notes

Sample dialogues

Review quizzes

Review lesson


Why you'll LOVE our Core Grammar courses

  • All Levels Covered
    By simply following our curriculum that covers 10 levels, you can take your Korean skills from absolute beginner all the way up to advanced.

  • Short and Digestible Lessons
    Each lesson is bite-sized and easy to understand, as it focuses on one grammar point at a time and provides many example sentences.

  • Fun Story-based Reviews
    You can review the entire course through a fun story! The final lesson of each course features a fun story that allows you to review all the grammar and vocabulary introduced in the course.

  • Review Quizzes and Interactive Audio Lessons
    You can test your new knowledge through review quizzes and interactive audio lessons, where our teachers ask you questions, and you can respond and check where you need to improve.

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Level 9 Textbook

Level 9 Workbook

Level 9 Textbook & Workbook

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  1. stream hopeworld,

    안녕하세요 에러분!

    I’ve started a Google Classroom if anyone would like to join using the code e27babn. You can also join the Kakao groupchat using this this link:

    And if anyone wants to help run the Google Classroom, just message me on Kakao at @vbngloss!

  2. Hani,

    I finished all the levels and i am currently studying with the courses, dramas without subtitles and anything i can put my hands on, if it’s reading or listening, and talk to my korean d? friends whom i met on hellotalk (that app is amazing ) but i came to review lessons of each level every now and then to keep in check with vocabulary and listen to dialogues, thanks ttmik for creating this website, you indeed helped me accomplish my goal, thank you so much.

    • prasanna ganesh,

      When you started learning through ttmik

  3. ,

    (L28에 대해서)
    내용은 좀 어려워도 이해하기가 쉬은 레슨 해주고 너무 감사합니다! 쌤들 덕분에 오늘도 한국어를 잘 공부했어요 ^^

    • ,

      (앗, L28이 아니라 L9이었습니다 !)

  4. Pita,

    Hi, just leaving a comment that the podcast posted in Spotify for Level 9 Lesson 7 is not similar to what posted in TTMIK website/soundcloud. I was confused for a few minutes but maybe you could take it down and upload the correct one, thank you

  5. RSH TT91,

    thank you

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 🙂

  6. Sharon Osorno,

    I got a question. All this free courses, from level 1 to level 9 correspond to what level in Korean? A1-A2 ; B1-B2 or C1-C2?

    • dilanzee,

      Think the only way to know this is to work with workbooks that correspond to the levels A1-C2 and test ourselves.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thanks for the inquiry. Please understand that it’s hard to compare with other level systems since we have our own independent levels (1-10). Hope this helps. 🙂

    • Thais,

      I would like to know that too

  7. Laura Costa,

    This is the best site IN THE WORLD (in my opinion haha)
    I learned so so much here, my Korean friend told me i could not learn this language cause it’s too hard but i surprised him after 2 years with this amazing site and video’s, 감사합니다!! ^_^

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 ! 🙂 We hope you keep surprising everyone with your Korean ! ^^ 화이팅!

  8. Basia,

    Finally completed all of the material… I took the time of my quarantine to start learning a new language out of boredom and here I am now. Of course I don’t remember well all of the points covered so now it’s time for revising. I want to leave here my thanks for the dear teachers – for You have done an amazing job in putting all of this together and presenting the material in a way that’s not intimidating for a beginner as well as for the more advanced learners. I will be coming here often in the future to revise and check on the next chapters. 진짜 고맙습니다 .. 사랑합니다… <3

    • Caroline Zedeck,

      Wish i could say the same 😰

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      That’s great ! Glad that you’ve been studying Korean with us . 앞으로도 한국어 공부 화이팅! 감사합니다 ^^

    • Angel Guzmán,

      Now that you’ve completed all the levels would you say you are good/decent at Korean?

    • Huyền Abe,

      if you actually remember all the grammar in the course, you are quite good at Korean already, however, you will need to improve your vocabulary to be completely able to express yourself in Korean.

    • Maraki Abraham,

      Ya I hope so


    May I know whether this is the last lesson? Or our there more to come?
    And I couldn’t find any complete korean dialogue after level 5. Will you update it in the future?
    Btw, thank you for these lessons. They have been really helpful.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for learning Korean with us . Level 10 course will come out in the near future , which is our last Essential Course. 🙂 Hope this helps.

  10. Tee Chelsea,

    안녕하세요! 저는 지금 레벨 8있는데, 빨리 레벨9 하고 싶어요! 레벨10 있으세요? 사운드클라우드에서 레벨10의 레슨 2 개를 봤어요. 저는 레슨을 다 보는 후에 새로운 노트북으로 티티믹의 레슨을 다 쓸 계획이 있어요!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      안녕하세요 🙂 아직 Essential Course Level 10 은 나오지 않은 상태입니다. 더 완벽하고 재미있는 내용으로 만들어 최대한 빠른 시일내에 레벨 10 수업을 들으실 수 있도록 하겠습니다. 감사합니다. ^^

  11. Shalini Kumari,

    I want to ask is there anyone who knows how to speak korean after lesson 9

    • i love my self,

      네 있어용~~

  12. Alia Najihah,

    대학교 생활 때문에 5년이나 한국어 배우기에 손을 놓았어요. 그리고 한 달 전에 다시 시작했는데 오늘은 드디어 다 공부했어요! 다음 달은 한국어능력시험을 볼 거예요. 톡투미인코리안 선생님들 덕분에 제 한국어 실력이 정말 많이 늘었어요. 한국어 배우기엔 정말 최고의 사이트 입니다! 시험에 높은 점수를 받고 한국어를 더 열심히 공부하겠습니다.

    진심으로 감사합니다.

    • janodhi bawanya,

      언제부터 한국어 배우고 있습니까? 저는 일년 전에 시작했습니다.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      안녕하세요. 댓글 감사합니다 🙂 저희 사이트를 통해 한국어 실력이 많이 늘었다니 정말 다행이고, 감사합니다! 지난달에 한국어 능력 시험을 보신 것 같은데, 결과와 상관없이 정말 수고하셨습니다. 앞으로도 한국어 공부 화이팅입니다 ^^

  13. Marina Iceberg,

    Hello! I wanna know where can I download the whole PDF from level 1 to 9 in one big file? If anyone happens to know please let me know!! Thank you in advance >< And I would like to thank to TTMIK Team for being so generous and provide us a free courses. Thank you so much!! it's really useful.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thanks for the comment ! 🙂 Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer the whole version of lesson PDFs. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

    • stergios gamer,

      Υπαρχει εφαρμογη ttmik και εκει εχει pdf που μπορεις να κατεβασεις ολα αυτα τα μαθηματα

    • Georgia,

      Δν νμζ

  14. Fatima Tuz zahra,

    Annyoenghaseyo I have started learning korean since the end of April and I am almost at level 5 am I learning too fast or should I slow down btw I am studying really hard everyday and I think i have improved A lot so much thanks a lot TTMIK I also listen to kpop songs that’s really effective way to learn vocabulary sarangheo🤗🤗🤗 neomu kamsahamnida 💜💜💜

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 🙂 You don’t need to slow down ! It would be okay to learn Korean at your own pace. 앞으로도 계속 화이팅이에요 🙂

    • sarah djellali,

      다 기억하면 문제없어요 ^^ you just need to improve the speaking and listening more

    • Jeon Mihi,

      wowow congratsz today is my first day

    • Laura Costa,

      Same here!

    • Ellie Gannon,

      You are doing just fine as long as you feel confident. When people are going too fast they usually wont be able to remember a lot of information from early stages such as Level 1 and 2 but as long as you remember it al(or most of it) you are doing perfectly fine. Enjoy your studies and good luck 🙂

  15. 라주,

    TTMIK 에서 공부한 거 정말 재미있습니다.
    이제 결구 Level9 까지 다 공부에 봤더니 한국 사람들이랑 이야기할 때 너무 너무 편하고 한국어 실력이 늘었다고 말한 사람도 많아서 정말 기분이 좋으네요
    이게 다 ttmik 덕분입니다

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      주변에서 실력이 늘었다고 말해주니 기분이 정말 좋으셨겠어요! ^^ 앞으로도 좋은 강의/책 많이 만들도록 하겠습니다. 감사합니다 !

  16. 간경은,

    Thank you sososososossosososososososo much. Ive been trying to learn Korean for a long time. Now im 15 and i started using your website and it really helped. I have a small request and one question . Request first, Can you mention me in any of your level 10 lesson? It would mean soo much. Now Question, what is the exact pronunciation of ㄹ? It’s really confusing. Sometimes people proununce l and sometimes r.

    • Cindy Li,

      ㄹ is kinda in between the both, it’s neither r nor l.

    • emsies,

      i think whenever it’s positioned before a vowel its pronounced like an r (e.g.: 사랑) and its only pronounced like an l when there are two ㄹㄹ together (e.g.: 살려고) or when its placed before a consonant (e.g.: 알가다) i’m not sure about this, but i hope it was helpful

    • Sasha,

      They hv already recorded the lessons right??

    • Sasha,

      Ah no they didn’t 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Khanh,

      I believe that they have a couple Level 10 lessons on the TTMIK app.

    • XxxMimi Gacha galaxyXxx,

      I think when it is in the beginning it is more of an r but when it is the middle it is more of a rolled l

  17. kerolaine,

    I would like to say thank you so much.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 ! 🙂

  18. Reysh El,

    I’m already in lesson 3. I’m going to finish until lesson 9 first and will go looking for a speaking/study buddy. TTMIK is really great. Thank you.

  19. mariez,

    good content!!!! if anyone wants to practice together, let me know! especially speaking, i could use some practice.
    anyways, thank you so much ttmik

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 ^^

  20. Carlos G. Velázquez Sierra,

    Just finished level 2 and decided to buy the real-life Korean conversations book! Thank you for providing such amazing resources.감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      댓글 감사합니다 🙂 Hope you enjoy learning Korean with TTMIK

  21. Afreen Fatima,

    I want to practise my Korean. Can anyone suggest where would I be able to do that? I have Kakao app but it says I am banned for some reason that I aint aware of. Could you guys please help me out?

    • Olivia,

      There is an app called HelloTalk you can speak to native Korean speakers and become language exchange partners and they can help with Korean.

    • Afreen Fatima,

      Alright. Thank you so much!!

  22. Heaven relf,

    아이구~~이건 마지막 레벨이랑 레슨이에요 ㅠㅠ. 제가 여기까지 도와주신 TTMIK 선생님들께 아주아주 감사할 따름입니다. TTMIK으로 배울 수 있게 너무 재미있었습니다. 감사합니다^

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      여기까지 오시다니 정말 대단합니다! 감사합니다. ^^

  23. Meemee,

    i would like to say thanks.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      I appreciate you studying Korean with us!

  24. Kevin Solieff,

    Share my name with your coming podcasts. I listen to the podcast every day. It is Kevin Studying in Korea at Chonnam National University in your birthplace Gwangju.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for learning Korean with us!
      Keep up the good work in 전남대학교! ^^

  25. Jithmi Wadasinghe,

    드디어 전 레벨 9 시작 해요. 선생님들한테 감사라고 해요.

    • TikTok Page,

      Hi, do you mind if we can practice together?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      레벨 9 시작 축하해요! 파이팅~