안녕하세요! This is the Sentence Building Drill (문장 만들기 연습) lesson! In this series, we will look at how you can expand your Korean sentence building skills by adding or replacing certain words in given sentences. All the “key” sentences that are used in these lessons are composed of grammar points that have previously been introduced through our lessons. This series will be a good opportunity for you to review what you have learned in the past and also to learn some new vocabulary! Have fun studying!
Level 5 Lesson 29 / they said that they had done …, they said that they would … / -았/었/였다고, -(으)ㄹ 거라고
In this lesson at TalkToMeInKorean, we take a look at how to say things like “they said that they would do …”, “she said that she had done …”, etc. This is the final lesson in the series of lesson on -다고 and -라고. Be sure to review the previous lessons on -다고, -라고 and -라는 if you want to reinforce what you study in this lesson.
안녕하세요. ^^ In this lesson, we are looking at the structure -(으)ㄹ 수 밖에 없다 [-(eu)l su ba-kke eop-da]. This is a combination of the two grammar points that were already introduced in our previous lessons. In Level 2 Lesson 17, we introduced how to use -(으)ㄹ 수 없다 to say that you can’t do something, and in Level 3 Lesson 18, we looked at how 밖에 is used in negative sentences to express the meaning of “only”. Have fun!
In this lesson, we are looking at a very popular verb ending in Korean, -잖아(요) [-ja-na(-yo)]. -잖아(요) is used in various contexts and therefore has various meanings, but you can use -잖아요 most commonly when you want to ask the other person to agree with you or when you are correcting the other person’s remark. Are you ready? Have fun!
Welcome to another episode of TalkToMeInKorean! In this lesson, we are going to look at how to say “instead of” in Korean. The key expression to remember here is “대신에” [dae-si-ne].
There are many expressions in Korean that make a sentence less direct and less straightforward, and therefore a bit “softer”. In this lesson, we are going to introduce one of those expressions : Compared to, Relatively.
Welcome to another episode of TalkToMeInKorean! In this lesson, we are looking at how to use the verb 말다 in the form “말고” and make expressions such as “Not this one but THAT one.” “Not here but over there.” or “Don’t buy it and use this one.”
안녕하세요!! In this lesson, we are looking at how to use the structure “-(으)려나 보다”. It is a way of expressing your assumption about a future action that you “assume” someone is going to take or something that you “assume” will happen. Are you ready? Have fun!
안녕하세요. ^^ Welcome to another lesson in the Word Builder series. In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words based on Chinese characters, but many of them are.
Hope you enjoy this lesson, and we are looking at the word “식” [sik].
In this lesson, we looked at how the subject markers are contracted to shorter forms and be attached to the previous words. Listen in to find out how you can use word contractions wisely to make your Korean sound more fluent!