Level 1 Lesson 8 / It’s NOT me / 아니에요

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In this lesson, we are going to have a look at one way to make a negative sentence. Here, you can learn how to say that something is NOT something, like “It’s not me.” or “It’s not a book.” In Korean, if you want to say that something is NOT something you say the noun and add the expression 아니에요 [a-ni-e-yo] at the end. Listen to the lesson to find out more about this expression and be sure to check out the free PDF file too. If you have any questions, please ask us any questions in the comment! Thank you!

You can read more about 아니다 (a-ni-da) 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.


  • Shazeda Begum

    Soo you can use 아 니 여 요 to say your welcome as well??

    Love all your lessons!!

    • Ivis Benavides

      Yes you can. They actually made a video on this. If you want to see it use the search bar at the top right and search for “you’re welcome”

    • Shazeda Begum

      gam-sah-hap-ni-da!

  • Sugannah

    In the textbook for lesson 8 the sample sentances, they used igeo u yu, but since u yu begins with a vowel sound wouldn’t it be used with i geot

    • Seokjin Jin

      이거 is also the shortened word of 이것은. 이것 + subject/topic marking particle, so you can just say 이거 우유예요. But if you just use 이것, as it omitted the subject marking particle, it doesn’t sound natural.

    • Sugannah

      Thank you so much for such a quick reply! 😀 And also for explaining it so nicely!! ^-^

  • batpudding

    My biggest confusion is the word water in korean 물. Why does the word end in an L sound in romanisation, but in hangul the final consonant is the R? Is it because ㄹ/R is also an L?