Level 1 Lesson 6 / What is this?, This is …. / 이거, 이거 뭐예요?

In this lesson you can review a little bit of what you learned in the previous lesson (very important stuff!). And you can also learn how to say “this” in Korean, how to ask “What is this?” and how to answer with “This is ABC.”

“This” = 이거 [i-geo] or 이것 [i-geot]
“What is this?” = 이거 뭐예요? [i-geo mwo-ye-yo?]

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Level 1 Lesson 6 / What is this?, This is …. / 이거, 이거 뭐예요?
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  • BAEKㅕ니 ❤ㅅ❤

    이거 뭐예요 ?

  • Cratdagda

    Hel뭐o, I’d just like to clear something up.
    I usually hear Koreans using 이 기(don’t know if its spelled that way). I’m assuming that “이기” means “that” but I’m not entirely sure if I just heard it wrong.
    example of what I hear:
    이기 뭐야

  • leah

    I was just wondering, could I have an object in my hand and still simply say “뭐예요?” or would i have to say “이거 뭐예요?” are they always interchangeable or are there certain situations i’d use one or the other? and is it the same for saying “책이에요” as well as “이거 책이에요” if I’m holding the book or pointing at it?

    • Luke

      Still new to all this but I think if you just said the first part (mwo-ye-yo) (sorry Hangeul not working on my PC) it sounds you’re saying ‘what is?’ rather than the second part (i geot mwo-ye-yo) is like *this* – what is (it)?

  • Ezgi

    luv this !!

  • 벨라

    How about 이게 (이것이)? What does it mean?

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  • Benny C

    I just started learning Korean and I am loving your lessons! 감사합니다 ! Lots of love from Italy ^^