Level 6 Lesson 1 / How about …? / ~ 어때요?

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Welcome to Level 6 of TalkToMeInKorean. From Level 6, we will be introducing more “sentence patterns” than in the previous lessons, as well as still introducing some new grammar points. In “grammar point” lessons, we start from a Korean grammar point and introduce how it is used, but in “sentence pattern” lessons, we will start from an English sentence pattern and explain how to say that in Korean.



In this lesson, let us take a look at how to say “How about …?” in Korean. There can be many ways to say this, but the most basic and common translation is “어때요?”.

You can view 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.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joefrank-Bulosan/100000241012532 Joefrank Bulosan

    .ITS LEVEL 6!!!!!!!!!
    ….congratulations teachers!!!
    .you really did a good job..//

  • http://Idon'thaveone Kim

    Good to know you guys are still active.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Edwards/100001291530528 Jon Edwards

    In the lesson, you asked if you should use more Korean. YES! More Korean means more listening practice! Of course, you’d have to slow down a little and simplify (compared to the “Iyagi” lessons), but I think learners at this level could probably handle it. What do other people think?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Held/1025738451 Carolyn Held

      저더 그래요.
      설명은 한국어로 하나 그냥 좀 더 하면 완전 좋겠습니당!!! ^^
      그리고 센텐스 패턴은 더 많이 있는 것도 짱인 것 같습니다
      ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
      ‘짱’ 이렇게 사용할 수 있나요?^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lilac-Lastimado/1518372292 Lilac Lastimado

    I kinda regret that i didn’t glance at this site to study Korean. It’s been a month since i started studying with TTMIK but with all the knowledge I got since then from these cool people are sooo much than before. It’s so interesting that I want to learn more.

    TTMIK으로 공부하는거 어때요?
    정말 재미있어서 전 많이 배웠어요.
    가르쳐서 감사합니다.
    TTMIK 사링함니다^^

  • Desiree

    Yes I think you should speak more koren. Not like the iyagi lessons though. it should be fairly simple..but not too simple, just what we’ve learned up to this point.

    thanks guys, you are all so awesome!!!

    LEVEL 6 YAY!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Asma-Achek/711633195 Asma Achek

    Level 5 Yeyyy ! :D thank you for your great efforts ^^
    and yes i think it’s better if you use more korean that will help us alot ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Asma-Achek/711633195 Asma Achek

    Level 6 Yeyyy ! :D thank you for your great efforts ^^
    and yes i think it’s better if you use more korean that will help us alot ^^

  • Phil

    Wow, already level six !! Makes me come up with a question:
    Have you oriented yourself by the TOPIK test contents when putting together the grammar lessons? (I don’t know much about TOPIK, but I guess they’ll have all kinds of grammar spread over the six levels available.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniela-Dimitrova/1003515704 Daniela Dimitrova

    I’m so proud I’m up-to-date with the lessons and that I’m starting now Level 6! Congratulations to our amazing teachers and all other learners!!! :)
    I’m looking forward to studying more sentence structures and to listening to more Korean in the lessons.
    Keep up the great job everybody!!

  • godnomoon

    please speak korean at slow speed teachers…and please also give translation after one korean sentence . i’m not really good at listening korean ㅠㅠ

  • http://www.facebook.com/people//1160605177 필립

    우리 선생님들은 좀 바쁘신 편 인거 같으니까, 한국어로 이말할까 저말할까 많이 고민해서 말하기보다 편하게 수업하시면 좋겠다고 생각해요.^^ 레슨 대본 올려 주시면, 어떤부분이 이해 안 되는 티티믹 팬들 위해서 다른 티티믹 팬들이 빨리 번역할거예요.

    Since our teachers seems to be a little busy, I think it would be good if you just speak naturally, rather than worry about what in Korean is okay to say.^^ If you upload a transcript, your TTMIK fans will quickly translate it for the fans who have some parts they don’t understand.

    너무 수고 많으세요^^ 고마워 죽겠어요~

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wu-Sue/100000991240381 Wu Sue

    More Korean + More sentences please !!!! wow, we’ve come so far……!! It’s already level 6 ^ ^

  • Samier

    Yes! Level 6 :D Let’s continue to work hard ^^

    1. 아이스커피 마실은 어때요?

    감사합니다
    사미르

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      You can say “아이스커피 마시는 거 어때요?”.

      Thanks for your comment. : )

  • 이 첫레벨 6 레슨은 너무 유용해요 왜냐하면 다음 레슨들에 예문들을 많이 소개해주셔서 더 좋을 거 같아요…

    그리고 경은 선생님이 한국어를 더 많이 얘기하는 건 좋은 생각이죠…. ^^

    제가 실수하는 게 있으면 고쳐주세요~~~ 평화!!!

  • zarmae

    I would like to know if I can download all the mp3 lessons at the same time.
    It’s kinda hassle if I’ll download it one at a time. I think I’ll learn more effectively using the mp3 lessons rather than the pdf one. Please send me the link if possible.By the way, I like the way you teach. It’s entertaining and fruitful.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Gamsahamnida.

  • 선생님들, could you suggest me more sample sentences by using -는 게 and -는 거
    를? and -ㄴ 게 and -ㄴ 거를? and -ㄹ 게 and -ㄹ 거를?

    i would like to know more on how the sentences are built by using the suffix above. 감사합니다.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pauline-Lim/741795374 Pauline Lim

    안녕하세요! 선생님들!*bow*
    보령인데요.

    “너무 오래만이에요, 여긴 코메트 남기는 거…
    인턴하는게 너무 바쁘니까, 시간이 별로 없을것 같아요.”

    “한국에 가는 거 어때요?”
    “말레이시아에 오는거 어때요?”

    재가 직집 만든 문장 어때요?ㅋㅋ

    잘 부탁드려요!

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      보령 씨 정말 오랜만이에요.

      문장 너무 잘 썼어요! 고칠 게 없어요. 하하하 하지만 띄어쓰기를 고쳐 볼게요.

      “말레이시아에 오는거 어때요?”
      > 말레이시아에 오는 거 어때요?

      It was quite close.

  • 시혁

    ‘contraction forms’ 설명해주셔서 감사합니다 ^^

  • wintergreen

    선생님들, 안녕하세요!

    좋은 강의를 잘 들었습니다. 선생님들 감사합니다! ^^

    이제부터 최경은 선생님는 한국어를 더 많이 하시는 건 정말 좋다고 생각합니다.
    선현우 선생님도 설명하실 때는 한국어를 조금 더 많이 사용하시는 게 어떠세요? ^^

    즐거운 하루 보내세요.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tarn-Koonkankai/679409727 Tarn Koonkankai

    우리가 결혼하는 거 어때요?? ㅋㅋㅋ

  • myra

    하루 어땠어요? How was your day?

    Have I translated it correctly? Thanks!
    More power to you TTMIK :D

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Perfect! Good job!

    • YeonKyung

      Isn’t it 오늘 어땠어요?

  • mari

    YEEPEE!!! I have reached level 6 now! (and it’s 2am here in Paris now … >< ) I am so tired but also so happy because thanks to you TTMIK team, my Korean speaking is improving day by day!
    lot of thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hee-Lee/100002453367433 Hee Lee

    선상님들 , 안녕하세요
    감사합니다
    선상님들께서 저희를 위해서 많이 일하셔서/ 열심히 일하셔서 감사합니다
    You ‘ve done so much/ Working so hard for us so thank you

    Are you bored ? How about learning Korean though TTMIK?
    지루해요 ? 티티믹으로 한국어 공부하는건 어때요 ?

    Are you sad ? How about listening to Super Junior song ?

    슬프요 ? 슈주의 노래를 들는건 어때요 ?

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      슬프요? > 슬퍼요?

  • Aki

    Hi! ^^ theres no bulk download for this lesson? T^T

  • Jeferry

    I agree to have GyeongEun speak more korean starting from level 6..
    the more korean spoken the better it is ! :D

  • Andrei

    게으른 스머프라고 인정하는 거 어때요? (Talking to myself, of course :D)

    The sentence doesn’t sound right to me but can “noun + 라고” be used with this verb since it does involve speaking…in a way? :)

    • http://small.dic.daum.net Greg

      Yes, but you should say 게으른 스머프라고 인정한다는 (한다고 하는) 건 어때요.
      Though depends if you wanna say:
      how about if I agree that I’m lazy smurff (your sentence).
      or and how about the expression that says “I agree that I’m a lazy smurff”

      You can use the ~라고 하다 structure to quote things you say, hear, read or think no problem.

  • Ami

    I don’t see the pdf files anymore after you modified the site. Please help me.
    Thank you.

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  • Claira

    안녕하세요! :)

    우리 영화 보기 전에 먼저 먹는 거 어때요? (How about we eat first before we watch movie?)

    더 무서운 하는 게 어때요? (How about we make it scarier?)

    더 오분 기다리는 거 어때요? (How about we wait another 5 more minutes?)

    이번 주말에 만나는 거 어때요? (How about we meet up this weekend?)

    감사합니다! :)

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      더 무서운 하는 게 어때요? > 더 무섭게 하는 게 어때요?

  • Tung

    I am at level 6! Thanks so much!

  • Whispurr

    건강을 위해서 엘리배이터를 타는 대신에 계단을 올라가는 거 어때요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      맞아요! 그게 건강에 더 도움이 되죠.

    • Whispurr

      석진 선생님, 봐 줘서 감사합니다. (^_^)