Level 1 Lesson 18 / Location-marking Particles / 에/에서

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Welcome back to another addition of TTMIK Korean lesson! In Korean, as you already know, there are some ‘particles’ which are used to mark the roles of some nouns, and so far, we have learned about subject marking particles (이 [i] and 가 [ga]) and topic marking particles (은 [eun] and 는 [neun]). In this lesson, we are going to have a look at location marking particles, 에 [e] and 에서 [e-seo], and also how to say WHERE in Korean. Please feel free to ask any questions you have in the comment box! Thank you!

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.


  • sky efil

    신화에 콘스트 가고 싶어요.
    Is that right?

  • Kaelah

    어디에서 당신?
    is this: where are you from?

    • xoxoshiii

      어디에서 살아요?

  • Sara

    Does it matter where in the sentence the location goes? Like:
    이 패키지가 스페인에서 왔어요.
    or
    스페인에서 이 패키지가 왔어요.

  • !Rhys|Gab

    A: 어제 어디에 있었어요?
    B: 어제 학교에 있었어요. 오늘은, 집에서 공부해요. 지금 어디에 있어요?
    A: 체육관에 있어요.

    What I wanted to say was:

    Person A: Where were you yesterday?
    Person B: I was at school yesterday. Today, I’m studying at home. Where are you now?
    Person A: I’m at the gym.

    Can someone please check for errors? 🙂

    감사합니다!

    • Chikim

      They all seem good to me!

  • James

    You say we can download a free PDF, but they are not PDF files, they are online Scribd documents and we can only preview several pages of this for free. Why can’t we just download real PDF files? Is there another way around this or do I have to purchase Scribd?

    • Danni_Pop

      there is a download link as well as a scribd link – which is also downloadable, and i have never been limited in how many i view or dl.

    • James

      Thanks. I can view the whole file now with the Scribed app.

    • James

      It’s a very good website!

  • 미국에서 왔어요!

  • Danni_Pop

    South Africa is never one of the places mentioned T___T
    Even though we also have many English Teachers from here who go to Korea!!!! <3

  • Nana Atmaja

    How to say “mom at home” ?
    집에 엄마가 있어요 / 엄마 집에 있어요 am i right?
    And how to say “mom from home”?
    엄마가 집에서 is it right?

    • Seokjin Jin

      “집에 엄마가 있어요.” and “엄마는 집에 있어요.” both are good.

      When the mom is going somewhere from home, then you can say “엄마가 집에서 나왔어요.”.

    • Nana Atmaja

      고마워요

  • heywaa

    프랑스에 있어요

  • Semitic akuma

    guys i love you
    احبكم

  • Semitic akuma

    집에었어요
    한국에 가고 싶어요
    ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

    is this right hehe~

    • 태국학생

      집에었어요 X
      한국에 가요고 싶어요 X

      집에 있어요 O
      = 있어요, 었어요 아니에요
      한국에 가고 싶어요 O
      = 가다 -> 가 + 고 싶다 -> 가고 싶어요

    • Semitic akuma

      감사합니다