Level 1 Lesson 23 / Who? / 누구?

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안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are having a look at the word 누구 [nu-gu], which means “who” or “whom”, and how it is changed when used with the subject marking particle 가 [ga]. Listen in to find out how it changes and also to look at some useful sample sentences using the word 누구. If you have any questions, please feel free, as always, to leave us a comment! 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.

  • http://yeuki.tumblr.com abeer

    누가 내 비싼 얼굴 크림 사용했어요???

  • Chong Ying Fang

    how do i type hangeul in microsoft 7 ? i´ve tried using the korean language input but it seems weird.

  • Tim Clauson

    누가 치즈베었어요?

    who cut the cheese? ㅎㅎㅎㅎ

  • kvnknn

    어제 우리 집에 누가 았어요??

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      어제 우리 집에 누가 았어요?? > 어제 우리 집에 누가 있었어요?

  • Lovely Nody (나다)

    My homework ^0^ :-
    누가 김치 먹었어요 ?!
    이 가방이 누구 샀어요?!!

    But how can i say: for whose this bag ?!
    이것 누구 가방이에요 ?! Will be : who is the bag ?
    Right ?! So how can we say for whom ? Or whose ?

  • jennifer

    can i say 누가 사무실 갔어요 for who went to the office? Is it the same for ‘who went to work?’

    What about 누가 사무실 안 갔어요? is that correct? Many thanks,

    • melvin John Canasa

      I think 누가 사무실에 갔어요?

  • Leanne Thomas

    Is ‘누가 네 사과 먹었어요?’ right? And if so could ‘누구 네 사과 먹었어요?’ Be right as well because in this case 누구 is being used as a noun.

  • Mohammed

    누가 안왔어요?

  • Mohammed

    무하메드씨는 어제 회사에서 누구를 만났습니다?

  • Serenity Maria


  • Hannaa

    how would you say Johanna?

    • Keirek .

      They would say Johanna but it would be written 여한나, I think

  • Isaac Batterham

    저아가 누구 예쁜이에요? Who is that beautiful girl over there?
    Is this right?

  • Geraldine Cole

    In Kdramas it sounds more like DU GU, not Nu gu. Now I know, Thanks!

  • Thu Thuy

    누구 한국사람이에요? 맞아요? :)

    • KyungHwa Sun

      Correction : 누가 한국 사람이에요?

  • 라라

    이거 누가 먹예요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      >> 이거 누가 먹었어요?

  • 차드


    • Seokjin Jin


    • 차드

      네! Sorry it was a typo ㅎㅎㅎ im learning so much i love “talk to me in korean” awesome job! Hope i will be fluent in korean!

  • GD의 부인입니다

    누가 제일 잘나가? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 내가 제일 잘나가ㅋㅋㅋㅋ lol it was relevant (albeit like 2 years ago) and I could resist:)))

    • GD의 부인입니다


  • VoldiPhil

    누가 바나나를 먹었어요? (I hope this object marker is right there :P)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Perfect! 잘 했어요.

  • faiza

    감사합니다 성생님들
    이 김치 누가 만들었어요 ? 너무 맛있어요
    다시 정말 고마워요
    please help me if it is wrong

    • KyungHwa Sun

      다시 정말 고마워요. –> 다시 한번 정말 고마워요.

    • faiza

      감사합니다 언니

      so from now on i’ll say it correctly

      다시 한번 정말 고마워요.

  • 앤젤

    누가 나의 밥을 먹었습니까?–Who ate my food?
    이거 누구예요?–Who is this?

    • Seokjin Jin

      When you indicate a person, it is rude to call the person 이거. You should say 이 사람.

      이거 누구예요? > 이 사람 누구예요?

  • Matt

    이 노래 누가 노래해요? = Who is singing this song?
    저 사람 누구예 몰라요. = I do not know who that person over there is.
    누가 그 레스토랑 이름 기억해요? = Who remembers the name of that restaurant?
    누가 동의했어요? = Who agreed to this?

    감사합니다 for the lesson (as well as the previous lesson since comments were closed)!

  • Mina

    누가 안 먹었어요?
    Who has not eaten?/ Who didn’t eat?

    장말 감사합니다!

  • Xavier

    If someone at home hears a knock at the door and answers it while you were on the phone, and after you finish your call you want to find out who it was, is this one possible way of asking?

    누가 똑똑똑을했어요? – Who went ‘knock knock knock’ (at the door)?

    Also, if a friend gives you a handmade gift, but you want to know who made it, could you say:

    감사합니다! 하지만 누가 만들었어요? 당신은? – Thank you! But who made it? Did you?

    Yes, these scenarios are from the Level 1 workbook! I’m trying to write more interesting sentences though :)


    • fucker


  • Caro

    Guys I have a question. Can I say 이사람누구예요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Yes, you can say that, but you need to put spacings.

      > 이 사람 누구예요?

  • Max

    누구 소주를 마시고 싶어요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      누구 소주를 마시고 싶어요?
      > 누가 소주를 마시고 싶어해요?

    • Max

      감사합니다! :)

  • Cooges

    누가 내 피자 먹었어요!?

    • AnnaFreja

      저는 그의 피자 먹었어요. :)

  • Daniel.Lion

    이거 아침 누가 먹었어요? (who ate breakfast today? / Who ate this morning? (Is this the same?)

    거기 누구 있어요 (Who’s There?) Are these sentences correct?


  • Esat Armağan Kaymaz

    이거 누가 말했어요? – who said this?

  • alexandra

    오늘 누가 한국 공부했어요? = Who studied Korean today?

  • Menna Yehia

    누가 잘 했어요 ?? =D

  • Dave

    누가 방구 귀었어요?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ~~

  • Susi

    누가 내 맥주 마셨어요?!