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.


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  • Devron Pearce


  • Devron Pearce

    죄송합니다.. 저도 배고팠어요.

  • Dalis

    오눌 누가 일했어요? = Who worked today?

    Is it correct?

    • Natalie

      Attaching a subject marking particle to 오늘 is incorrect. It should just be 오늘 without the 은

    • Kenny Lau

      오늘은 is correct.

  • Mary Wu

    어제 누가 요리했어요?

  • Nadd

    아까 우리 커피 누가 마셨어요?

  • Semitic akuma


  • Semitic akuma

    the comment on the previous lesson is closed
    you are welcome tehe~

  • heywaa

    어제 누가 노래했어요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Correct! 잘했어요.

  • Xuemei Yan

    누가 청소했어요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Correct! 아주 잘 했어요.

  • Daniela Arechiga

    Why did you use a subject marker in this : “누가 했어요?” but not in this one : 누구예요?

    • Kenny Lau

      누가 했어요? Who did it?
      누구예요? Who are you? / Who is it?

  • Nicholas Wen Hao

    is this correct? ><

    • Kenny Lau

      예뻐 is already conjugated. You don’t need 예요.

      누가 더 예뻐? Who is more beautiful?

      Note the spacing. 도 > 더. 도 means “even” etc.

  • 우리 엄마는 누가 보았어요?

    • Kenny Lau

      보았어요 > 봤어요.

  • Oh Hanna

    오늘 누가 운동했어요?

  • Yasser Farawaty

    누가 와

  • Oh Hanna

    내 고양이를 누가 죽였어요?

  • haru

    sometimes in dramas, when someone goes to answer the door, they say something like: nu-gu-seh-yo?

    but here, in the PDF, it says 누구예요? with a “ye” instead of “seh”

    is that just my ear hearing it wrong? are they actually saying “ye” and I’ve misheard it all this time?

    감사합니다! 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      Actually, you can use both. 누구세요 and 누구예요 are correct expressions.
      Although they are formal expressions, 누구세요 sounds a little bit more formal.

    • haru

      wow, that’s very interesting, and good to know too! I’ve always been curious about that, thank you for your reply! 🙂


    누가 내 아이스크림을 먹었어요 ?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Correct! 잘 썼어요.

    • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

      YEEES !! 감사합니당~ (≧▽≦)

  • Rizariz

    그거 누가 요리해어요?