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. 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.

  • xConjo

    I like how this is similar to Spanish (my mother tongue), where:
    esto = 이
    eso = 그
    aquello = 저

    • Seokjin Jin

      Hehe Thanks for teaching me Spanish. :)

    • xConjo

      Thanks for teaching us Korean!

  • http://instagram.com/gagconcertfan/ Siti Nurliana

    So, what if I want to say ‘what is that?’ in Korean? Are these correct?
    그거 뭐예요?
    저거 뭐예요?
    And is there any difference between both sentence? Hope someone could help ^^

    • KyungHwa Sun

      Hello Siti,
      You can say “그거 뭐예요?” when the thing you are asking is closer to the listener, and you can say “저거 뭐예요?” when the thing you are pointing at is far from both you and the listener.