Level 1 Lesson 19 / When / 언제

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Hello everyone, we are back with another lesson! This one is a bit shorter than the last one, and we are introducing how to say ‘when’ in Korean. You can also listen to many examples where the word ‘when’ is used to form questions. Listen in, check out the free PDF lesson note, and be sure to try answering the question “When do you get up in the morning?” in Korean in the comment box.



Thank you as always for studying with us! 감사합니다.

So, 아침에 언제 일어나요?

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  • Juanis

    i didnt know where to ask this but ok…
    What is the difference between “어디 물 이에요?” and “어디 물 있어요?” Do they both mean “Where’s the water?” which one is correct? or is it okay use both ways?

    감사합니다!

    • jazmin

      im not full sure but i think the second one with “isseo yo” because you use more frequently the isseoyo when you are talking about a location so if you ask wheres the water you ask for a location :)

  • Thet Ming Tan

    May I know how to pronounce this sentence below?

    “언제 도착했어요?”

    should it be ” eon-je do-cha-hae-sseo-yo?” or “eon-je do-cha-kae-sseo-yo?”

    • Seokjin Jin

      The latter pronunciation is right. :)

  • CT

    If I want to say, “When did you get up this morning?”
    Should it be “이 아침에 언제 일어났요?”

    Does “아침에 언제 일어나요?” imply when do you get up every morning usually, and not that particular morning, otherwise shouldn’t it be in past tense?

    • CT

      Sorry, I meant “이 아침에 언제 일어났어요?” Missed out the 어 :p