Level 1 Lesson 10 / have, don’t have, there is, there isn’t / 있어요, 없어요

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In this lesson, you can learn how to say that you have something or that something exists in Korean. The expression 있어요 [i-sseo-yo] can mean both “have” and “exist” and the opposite expression, 없어요 [eop-seo-yo] can mean both “don’t have” and “don’t exist.” Listen to the lesson to find out how to use them in real-life context. And as always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask us in the comment for this lesson! 감사합니다.



You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.


  • Kylie Mahony

    Hi TTMIK! I have been enjoying your program for a few months now. Your program is definitely the most fun, interactive, informative and motivating Korean program out there! The lessons often make me smile and even laugh as I listen due to the charming personalities and humour of the presenters.

    I am using the Level 1 Workbook and I have a question. I am attaching a picture to illustrate my query – it’s from the answers page of the Level 1, Lesson 10 Workbook

    Can you see where I underlined “재미있어요/재미없어요”? In every other case there is a space before
    있어요/없어요, but there is no space left after the word 재미 in the answers here. Is this a mistake or perhaps there is a reason for this?

    감사합니디 TTMIK!

    • Nikki Burgman

      If you read the PDF it says jaemisseoyo is used so often that people don’t use a space anymore.

    • Kylie Mahony

      Thanks for your answer

  • Chez’lene Cornwall

    Does every lesson have a pdf attached? It seems like some have the pdf and some have the Scribd link.