Level 4 Korean Grammar

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The more … the more … / -면 -을수록

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Do you want to …? / -(으)ㄹ래요?

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

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Verb ending -지요/-죠

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“당신” and “you”

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Word builder 3 / 동(動)

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It’s okay. I’m okay. / 괜찮아요

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

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

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Among, Between / 사이에, 사이에서, 중에, 중에서

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

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

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Word builder 4 / 불(不)

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

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Any / 아무 (part 2)

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Spacing in Korean / 띄어쓰기

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Word Contractions (part 1) / 주격 조사, 축약형

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Most, Best (superlative) / 최상급, 최고

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Less, Not completely / 덜

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Sentence Building Drill #1

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Spacing (part 2) / 띄어쓰기

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Word builder 5 / 장(場)

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Word Contractions (part 2)

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Much (more), Much (less) / 훨씬

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

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

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

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To become + adjective / -아/어/여지다

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

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Sentence Building Drill #2

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Spacing (part 2) / 띄어쓰기

In Level 4 Lesson 16, we looked at how spacing works in Korean. In this lesson, we are going to look at some examples of expressions that can mean two different things depending on whether they have spacing in the middle or not.

In Level 4 Lesson 16, we looked at the basic spacing rules when it comes to writing in Korean. We learned that independent words are written separately with a space between them, but there is no space between a noun, or a pronoun, and a marker. We also learned that certain words are used together so often that they are used and considered as just one independent word. In this lesson, let us take a look at more words that, over time, formed new meanings and are now being used as independent words. These words generally have different meanings from the combination of the original meanings of the combined words.


1. 돌려 주다 Vs. 돌려주다 

돌리다 = to turn; to revolve

돌려 주다 = to turn something for someone

돌려주다 = to return something; to give something back


2. 돌아 가다 Vs. 돌아가다 

돌다 = to turn; to turn around

돌아 가다 = to detour; to go around the long way

돌아가다 = to return; to go back to some place


3. 빌려 주다 Vs. 빌려주다 

빌리다 = to borrow

빌려 주다 = to borrow something (from someone else) for someone

빌려주다 = to lend something to someone


4. 알아보다

알다 = to know

보다 = to see

알아보다 = to recognize something/someone; to look into something

“알아 보다” doesn’t exist.  


5. 나오다/나가다

나다 = to be born; to get out; to be out of (not commonly used on its own)

오다 = to come

가다 = to go

나오다 = to come outside

*You never put a space between 나 and 오다 because 나 doesn’t have much of an independent meaning.

나가다 = to go outside


6. 들어오다/들어가다

들다 = to get in; to be in; to get into (not commonly used on its own)

오다 = to come

가다 = to go

들어오다 = to come inside

들어가다 = to go inside


Sample Sentences

1. 열쇠 돌려주세요. 

= Please give me back the key.


2. 언제 돌아갈 거예요? 

= When will you go back?


3. 돈 좀 빌려줄 수 있어요? 

= Can you lend me some money?


4. 한눈에 알아봤어요. 

= I recognized it at once.


5. 나가! 

= Get out of here!


6. 들어오세요. 

= Please come inside.

In Level 4 Lesson 16, we looked at how spacing works in Korean. In this lesson, we are going to look at some examples of expressions that can mean two different things depending on whether they have spacing in the middle or not.
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