Level 1 Lesson 17 / Past Tense / -았/었/였어요 (했어요)

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In this TTMIK lesson, we are looking at the past tense of the Korean language. By knowing how to change your verbs into the past tense, you will be able to talk about what you did yesterday, who you met last week, and etc. If you already understand how to change verbs into the present tense, using the past tense will be a breeze. And if you are still not sure how to use the present tense, don’t worry! We are going to review that in this lesson too. Be sure to ask us any questions you have in the comment box! Thank you!

And after listening to the lesson, practice making your own sample sentences!

Sample question: 어제 뭐 했어요? [eo-je mwo hae-sseo-yo?] “What did you do yesterday?”

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.

  • Nina

    바 레 했 어 요!

  • Paweł

    안녕하세요 ^^

    Yesterday I drank green tea. Today I drink black tea.
    어제 저 녹차 마시 었어요. 오늘 저 홍차 마시 어요.
    Yesterday I ate chicken. Today I want to eat a hamburger.
    어제 저 치긴 먹 었어요. 오늘 저 함버거 먹 고싶어요.
    Yesterday I read a newspaper. Today I want to watch TV.
    어제 저 긴문지 읽 었어요. 어 늘 저 델 레 비 전 보 고 싶어요.
    If I was wrong please correct me. 감사합니다.