Level 1 Lesson 7 / This, That, It / 이, 그, 저

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In this lesson, you can learn how to say “this” “that” “it” and “the” in Korean. In English, “this” and “that” can work as both modifiers and pronouns, but you need to use different words in Korean. This is because in Korean “this” as in “this is a book” is composed of two parts, 이 (this) + 거 (thing). Find out more about how to use these words in Korean by listening to the lesson and checking out the free PDF file attached to the lesson. If you have any question, as always, please feel free to leave them here! 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.

  • Cookie

    I recognized that you say geot with a “t” sound at the end altough it’s written with a s. That confused me a little bit. So do you pronounce “s” at the end of a word like a “t”? (Unfortunately I don’t have hangul on my Keyboard)

    • King Badrul

      Yes.. For this, you will have to review on how to read Korean.. The S pronounced as T is one of the Batchim rules (final consonant rules)..

    • Seokjin Jin

      At the end of a word or before a consonant, all Korean consonants are pronounced without releasing air and as a result, the sound changes. For the ㅅ sound, it turns to a ㄷ (t) sound because you are not releasing any air when finishing the word. For example, 옷 (ot) is pronounced with the “t/d” sound because your tongue is kind of trapped between your teeth when you’re finished!! It’s really hard to not release any air when saying the ㅅ sound, so the t/d sound (ㄷ) is used to ease pronunciation. There are a number of consonants that change sounds at the end of a word, so please refer to this chart: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/smorriskc/FinalChart.png

      If you have any more questions, please ask!!

  • Rowan Kelleher

    Great lesson!

    ALTHOUGH I’m getting confused with how you mention pronouns and modifiers. I’ve always been taught a pronoun replaces a noun (I,she, it etc.) but, in this lesson you say ‘This is my car’ I don’t understand how ‘this’ can be a pronoun.

    I also don’t understand what you mean by the term modifiers. I tried looking online but, couldn’t find anything.

    Could someone please help me on this :)