Level 4 Korean Grammar

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The more … the more … / -면 -을수록


Do you want to …? / -(으)ㄹ래요?


It can’t be … / -(으)ㄹ 리가 없어요, 할 리가 없어요


Verb ending -지요/-죠


“당신” and “you”


Word builder 3 / 동(動)


It’s okay. I’m okay. / 괜찮아요


It is okay to…, You don’t have to… / -아/어/여도 돼요, 해도 돼요


You shouldn’t…, You’re not supposed to… / -(으)면 안 돼요, 하면 안 돼요


Among, Between / 사이에, 사이에서, 중에, 중에서


Anybody, Anything, Anywhere / 아무나, 아무도, 아무거나, 아무것도


To try doing something / -아/어/여 보다, 해 보다


Word builder 4 / 불(不)


Sometimes, Often, Always, Never, Seldom / 가끔, 자주, 별로, 맨날, 항상


Any / 아무 (part 2)


Spacing in Korean / 띄어쓰기


Word Contractions (part 1) / 주격 조사, 축약형


Most, Best (superlative) / 최상급, 최고


Less, Not completely / 덜


Sentence Building Drill #1


Spacing (part 2) / 띄어쓰기


Word builder 5 / 장(場)


Word Contractions (part 2)


Much (more), Much (less) / 훨씬


-(으)ㄹ + noun (future tense noun group) / -(으)ㄹ + 명사, 할 것


-(으)ㄴ + noun (past tense noun group) / -(으)ㄴ + 명사, 한 것


I think … (+ future tense) / -(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ/ㄴ 것 같다, 한 것 같다, 할 것 같다


To become + adjective / -아/어/여지다


To gradually/eventually get to do something / -게 되다, 하게 되다


Sentence Building Drill #2


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Do you want to …? / -(으)ㄹ래요?

안녕하세요! This lesson is about the verb ending -(으)ㄹ래요. This is a very useful verb ending to know because you can ask your friends what they want to do, and also express what you want to do.

If you’ve been studying with us until this point, you have already learned about the future tense verb ending, -(으)ㄹ 거예요 and the two different ways you can use it. In case you have forgotten, let’s review: 

-(으)ㄹ 거예요 can be used for plain future tense sentences.

In this lesson, we are going to build upon your knowledge of future tenses and look at the verb ending -(으)ㄹ래요.


-(으)ㄹ래요 is used when you want to express an intention or a will to do something. If you put a question mark at the end of the sentence, you can ask about someone else’s will or intention to do something, such as in  “Do you want to...?” When used as a statement, it can mean“I want to...” or “I’m going to...”


Verb stems ending with a consonant + -을래요

Ex) 먹다 (to eat) becomes 먹을래요.

Verb stems ending with the consonant ㄹ + -래요

Ex) 팔다 (to sell) becomes 팔래요.

Verb stems ending with a vowel + -ㄹ래요

Ex) 사다 (to buy) becomes 살래요.

Sample Sentences

1. 집에 갈래요. 

= I want to go home. / I’m going to go home.

** Comparison

  집에 가고 싶어요. - most general and vague way 

   = “I want to go home.”


  집에 갈게요. - looking for feedback / reacting to the situation

   = “(If so) I’m going to go home.” (implying that you wonder what the other person thinks about it) 


  집에 갈 거예요. - most direct

   = “I’m going to go home.” (implying that it is your plan to go home)

2. 혼자 할래요.

= I’ll do it alone. / I want to do it alone.

** However, if you say “혼자 할게요” (“I will do it alone (if you don’t mind)”) it sounds much nicer.

3. 저는 안 갈래요.

= I don’t want to go. 

= I’m not going to go.

** “저는 안 가고 싶어요” also means “I don’t want to go,” but it has some room for change, so it can mean “If you really insist, I might go.” 

4. 뭐 마실래요?

= What do you want to drink?

= What are you going to drink?

** Although you can ask a person what he/she wants by using the ending “-고 싶어요?” in Korean, but it is unnatural and sounds a bit like a textbook. By using the “-(으)ㄹ래요?” ending, you are asking another person what they want to do in such a way that it lets him/her know that he/she is not obligated to answer because of you or in your favor. 

5. 커피 마실래요, 차 마실래요? 

= Do you want to drink coffee or tea?

** Again, this can be very similar to “커피 마시고 싶어요, 차 마시고 싶어요?”, but “커피 마실래요, 차 마실래요?” is a more natural way to ask.

6. 이거 볼래? 

= Do you want to see this?

7. 언제 만날래? 

= When do you want to meet?

** Here, you are talking about “we” or “us,” so you can add the word “우리” and say “우리 언제 만날래?” to make it clearer. 


The -(으)ㄹ래요 ending is usually used only in casual settings. You cannot use this verb ending if you are talking to someone that you have to be very formal with.

안녕하세요! This lesson is about the verb ending -(으)ㄹ래요. This is a very useful verb ending to know because you can ask your friends what they want to do, and also express what you want to do.
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