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.

  • dan.ssi

    I hope these are right ㅠㅠ…
    누가 잤어요? Who slept?
    누가 먹었어요? Who ate?
    누가 갔어요? Who went?
    정말 감사합니다!

    • JooyeonPark

      Perfect! 🙂

  • Deepest Nightmare

    누가 커피를 마시었어요??
    Correct? XD

    • Zion Mercurio

      * 누가 카피를 마셨어요? * Just a little spelling mistake 😀

    • Deepest Nightmare

      Ah, I thought something was off. Thank you!

  • Deepest Nightmare

    누가 만드렀어요?? 마싰어요!

    • 이삭

      아,네 많이 맛있어요. 이거 뭐예요?

    • Deepest Nightmare

      이거 김밥이에요.

  • oreotiramisu

    누가 도착했어요?
    내 간식을 누가 먹었어요?

  • Zion Mercurio

    어제 나는 게임에 나의친구를 만났는데 오늘은 내가 게임을 하자않아요. 오늘 누가 게임에서 도착했어요? 감사합니다 정말 TalkToMeInKorean 😀 그리고, ( 사랑했어요 ) ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Kiaxet

    Are these right?
    누가 왔어요? Who came?
    누가 물 마셨어요? Who drank water?
    그거 누가 읽었어요? Who read that?

    • JooyeonPark

      네 맞아요! Perfect! 🙂 Good job!

  • Qu E

    누가 십에 가요? [Who whent to home? (¿Quién llego a casa?)]
    its like that? hahaUu ㅠㅠ

    • JooyeonPark

      Who went to home? = 누가 집에 갔어요?
      Because 가요 is a present form and the past form is 갔어요.
      Hope this helps! 🙂

  • 님태형 <3

    내 커피는 누가 마시옜어요? (Who drank my coffee?)

    Is that right? I’m so scared now ㅠ.ㅠ

    감사합니다! ^^

    • janset

      I was going to ask the same question!

    • JooyeonPark

      You can say 내 커피 누가 마셨어요?
      Don’t be scared! haha

    • 김태형 <3

      감사합니다! ㅋㅋㅋ 😀

  • Miss 태양

    So most of the time 누가 is more used than 누구? Since when people ask questions about ‘who?’ is mostly to ask ‘who did this?’, ‘who is this?’
    So in what other situations would 누구 be used apart from 누구예요?/누구새요?

  • Harun

    how about this??
    어제누가 궁부했어요? (who studied yesterday?)

  • Michonne

    누가 집 에 서 일 해 요?
    Is this how you say: Who works from home? or Who works at home?

  • Sevde Nihal

    누가 주스를 마셨어요 ? Who drank the juice ?
    이것 누가 사고 싶어요 ? Who wants to buy it ?

    감사합니다 !

    • JooyeonPark

      Great! 🙂

  • Izzy

    When she says “Yeah right it always sounds like sarcasm cause in United States, using “yeah right” is slang for/normally used when you don’t believe or doubt what someone is saying. That’s why I always find it funny when she says it.

  • haru

    누가 노래해요? Who is singing?
    누가 동의했어요? Who agreed?

    Looking at the list of verbs from the last lesson, I’m curious about 사랑…can you say:

    누가 사랑해요? Does that mean “Who do you love?” Or does it mean “Who loves you?”

    감사합니다! 🙂

  • Suga Swag

    지금 누가 자있어요? Who is sleeping now?

    제가 한 말 맞아요?

  • JooyeonPark

    네 맞아요! It’s correct! 🙂

  • in Russian its tuk tuk tuk too XD

  • 지아

    누가 요리했어요?

  • Miles

    누가 내 숙제를 버렸어요?! (Who threw away my homework?!)

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    틀린 부분이 있으면 고쳐 주세요. —> 누가 내 자전거를 깨 버렸어?

  • Miriam Barattoni

    누가 집은 청소해요?
    who is cleaning the house later?

    누가 맥주 마셨어요?
    who drank the beer?

  • Maria

    누가 말했어요? -> who spoke/talked?

    can you say:
    누가 내일아침 일어나요? -> who has to get up tomorrow morning?

  • 데빈

    피자 누가 어제 먹었어요? – Who ate pizza yesterday?
    제 아니에요, 함버거를 먹었어요. – Not me, I ate a hamburger.
    ㅋㅋㅋ. 지금 함버거를 먹어요. – haha. I’m eating a burger now.

    lol, hope that is good ^^..

  • Allison

    누가 노래했어요?

  • Eli

    누가 이기해었어? – Who won?

    Is this correct?


    • Sevde Nihal

      누가 이겼어 ?

      The stem of to win is 이기다
      And if it was to end in 하다 the past tense would have been
      했어 .

  • A: 피자 누가 요리했어요? (Who cooked pizza?)
    B: 아빠 요리했어요. (Dad cooked [it].)
    A: 먹고 싶어요! (I want to eat [some]!)

    A: 어제 지민 왔어요. (Jimin came yesterday.)
    B: 누가 지민이에요? (Who is Jimin?)
    A: 내 친구 지민이에요. (Jimin is my friend.)


  • Gary Edward Rotter II

    When I was trying to answer “Who made that?” I was torn between these two verbs: 이루다 and 만들다

    What is the difference? Or can both be used?

  • 재잌

    고영이 누가 샀어요?

  • 재잌

    누가 고영이 샀어요?

  • 재잌

    Which one is correct?

  • Malori Green

    누가 선생님이에요?

  • Krystal

    Can you say 사랑해?


    This is was for the previous lesson by the way!