Too much, Very / 너무
Linking Verbs with -고
In front of, Behind, On top of, Under, Next to / 앞에, 옆에, 위에, 밑에, 뒤에
Shall we? / I wonder / -(으)ㄹ까요?
Approximately, About / 쯤, 약, 정도
Future Tenses / -(으)ㄹ 거예요 vs -(으)ㄹ게요
Linking Verbs With -아/어/여서
To look like, To seem like / 같아요
To seem like, To look like (with verbs) / -ㄴ 것 같아요
Before -ing / -기 전에
ㅂ irregular / ㅂ 불규칙
But still, Nevertheless / 그래도
Making Adjectives / Descriptive Verbs + -ㄴ 명사
Making Adjectives / Action Verbs + -는/(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ + 명사
Well then, In that case, If so / 그러면, 그럼
Let’s / -아/어/여요 (청유형)
In order to, For the sake of / 위하다, 위해, 위해서
Nothing but, Only / 밖에 + 부정형
After -ing / 다음에
Even if, Even though / -아/어/여도
Linking Verbs with -는데 / noun + -인데, adjective + -ㄴ데
Maybe I might… / -(으)ㄹ 수도 있어요
Word Builder 1 / 학(學)
르 irregular / 르 불규칙
Verb Ending / -네요
ㄷ irregular / ㄷ 불규칙
Politeness Levels / 반말 and 존댓말
“Let’s” in casual language / 반말
ㅅ irregular / ㅅ 불규칙
Word Builder 2 / 실(室)
Test Your Korean
There are a few different ways to say “after -ing” in Korean. Through this lesson, we will introduce the three most common ways to say it. These three expressions all share a common structure:
-(으)ㄴ + 다음에
-(으)ㄴ + 후에
-(으)ㄴ + 뒤에
These three all mean “after -ing”. Let’s look at the key nouns
다음 [da-eum] = next time; next
(i.e. 다음 주 = next week)
후 [hu] = after
(i.e. 오후 = afternoon)
뒤 [dwi] = behind; back
(i.e. 등 뒤 = behind the back)
Using any one of these three words, you can make the structure which means “after -ing”. The meaning doesn’t change depending on the noun part, so these expressions are interchangeable.
Verb stem + -(으)ㄴ + 다음(or 후/뒤)에 = after -ing
If you remember from our lessons where we introduced how to conjugate verbs so that they can come before nouns to modify them, the “-(으)ㄴ” makes the verb past tense. Since the “-(으)ㄴ” part indicates that the action has been done, it is already in the past tense form. Before “-(으)ㄴ”, you put the verb stem.
편지를 받다 [pyeon-ji-reul bat-da] = to receive a letter
편지를 받은 다음에 [pyeon-ji-reul ba-deun da-eu-me] = after receiving a letter
편지를 받은 후에 [pyeon-ji-reul ba-deun hu-e] = after receiving a letter
편지를 받은 뒤에 [pyeon-ji-reul ba-deun dwi-e] = after receiving a letter
집에 가다 [ji-be ga-da] = to go home
집에 간 다음에 [ji-be gan da-eu-me] = after going home
집에 간 후에 [ji-be gan hu-e] = after going home
집에 간 뒤에 [ji-be gan dwi-e] = after going home
책을 읽다 [chae-geul ik-da] = to read a book
책을 읽은 다음에 [chae-geul il-geun da-eu-me] = after reading a book
책을 읽은 후에 [chae-geul il-geun hu-e] = after reading a book
책을 읽은 뒤에 [chae-geul il-geun dwi-e] = after reading a book
1. 영화 본 다음에 우리 커피 마셔요.
[yeong-hwa bon da-eu-me u-ri keo-pi ma-syeo-yo.]
= After watching the movie, let’s drink coffee.
2. 점심을 먹은 다음에, 도서관에 갔어요.
[jeom-si-meul meo-geun da-eu-me, do-seo-gwa-ne ga-sseo-yo.]
= After having lunch, I went to the library.
3. 이거 한 다음에 뭐 할 거예요?
[i-geo han da-eu-me mwo hal geo-ye-yo?]
= After doing this, what are you going to do?
4. 그거요? 이거 한 뒤에 할게요.
[geu-geo-yo? i-geo han dwi-e hal-ge-yo.]
= That one? I’ll do it after I do this.
5. 결정한 후에 연락 주세요.
[gyeol-jeong-han hu-e yeol-lak ju-se-yo.]
= Contact me after you decide.