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.

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  • Ai-mee Ding

    Can someone please explain how you pronounce a syllable with four letters, like what are the rules of pronunciation when it comes to four letters in a syllable? It would be a big help!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Hi. Thanks for your comment. But it would be helpful if you give us an example. Did you mean 사자성어 (golden sayings with 4 letters)?

    • Ai-mee Ding

      So for example I saw the word 싫어 and the 싫 has a two final consonants so I’m not sure how to pronounce it especially the ㅎ because I know when it’s a final consonant it has a “eut” sound rather than “h” ?

    • Seokjin Jin

      I see. Thanks for the example. When it comes to the last consonant “ㄹㅎ”, only ㄹ is pronounced.

      -ㅎ is only pronounced when it is followed by ㄱ, ㄷ, or ㅈ , which are then changed to their more aspirated versions, ㅋ, ㅌ, or ㅊ.

      앓고 – [알코] / 앓다 – [알타] / 앓지 – [알치]

    • Ai-mee Ding

      oh ok I understand now, I’m sure I just need to get used to all the pronunciation rules but thank you to replying to all of my questions!

  • Ai-mee Ding

    Why does their letters look different(in the pdf) like for example their ㅎ and ㅊ look different?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Did you mean the upper two line part? According to the font style, they look like “ㅗ”. ^^

    • Ai-mee Ding

      Yes I did mean that part, so it just looks different because of the type of font they use? Because I first though the ㅎ was “ㅗ” and “ㅇ” together and it made me really confused

    • Seokjin Jin

      Yes. Many people got confused because of the shape, too. I am sure that you will get used to it if you see it more frequently. 🙂

  • Are there no free workbook pages for lessons 11+ like there are for 1-10? If there are, I can’t seem to find them. If not, I suppose I’ll have to buy the book, lol.

  • Iris

    Hello, Just wanna know what joke did he made at the very last of the audio?? I want to understand it and make fun of my friends ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    Thank you!

  • Charles

    this site is really helpful thanks guys!