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

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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?]

Listen to the lesson to learn more about these important words and phrases, and if you have any questions or feedback, as always, make sure you post them in the comment for this lesson. Thank you! 감사합니다. ^_^

You can read more about this grammar point at this Korean Wiki Project page.

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.


  • Y

    I can’t differentiate on listening the differences between yeo & eyeo(?), does it make a huge difference if we use it wrongly?

    • Annie Ramich

      Nope. It isn’t a huge issue but it is better if you know the difference.

  • Annie Ramich

    Hey guys! I got a question and I am going to try to explain it the best I can.. For 이것… if it is pronounced as i-geot why is it spelled as 것 instead of 겉?

    • Valentin Saulas

      Hi Annie,
      It is about the prononcing of the final letter(s) (called patchim).
      ㄷ, ㅅ, ㅆ, ㅈ, ㅊ, ㅌ, ㅎ will be spoken as “t” at the end of a word.
      So 이것, 이걷, 이겄, 이겆, 이겇, 이겉 and 이겋 will all sound the same “i-geot”

  • Zahra

    1/A: 이거 뭐예요?
    B: 이거 우산이에요 .
    2/A: 이거 뭐예요?
    B: 이거 잡지예요 .
    고맙습니다 선생님 ^^

  • angel

    안녕하네요, 저는 학생이에요
    감사합니다

    i hope i say this right? i’ve tried so many other websites and i find this one is the easiest to learn from, so 감사합니다 again