Level 6 Lesson 16 / -겠- (suffix)

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In this lesson, we are going to be taking a look at the suffix -겠-. This suffix is used a lot in everyday Korean, but is often confusing or not understood well by Korean language learners because of the various meanings it can take on. Listen to this lesson to gain a better understanding of -겠- and how to use it in a natural way!

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.

  • 로저


    ‘겠’라고 자주 들었지만 I don’t 겠 it at all, 하하.

    • jon

      Lol. Study more and then you’ll 겠 it.

    • nancy

      haha i love your play at word.
      ur korean is also pretty good. jealous XD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Danna/584627572 Bryan Danna

    Is this the same “겠” as used in “맛있겠다”?? (Looks delicious!!!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Smith/100000387228787 Tyler Smith

      당연하죠 :)

    • ABC

      Yes, it means “I think it’d taste delicious!”

      That is, after you see the food’s look, and thinks that it would be really tasty.

  • 보도

    자, 간단한 글을 쓰겠습니다…^^
    정말 재미있게 들었고 많이 배웠습니다!

    아, 경은씨, …

    ˜¨¨¯¯¨¨˜”ª¤. 생일 축하합니다! .¤ª”˜¨¨¯¯¨¨˜

  • Samier

    안녕하세요 티티믹~~

    1. 내일 갈 겠습니다.
    2. 지금 트스트를 시작하겠습니다.


    • ABC

      Your 2nd example is correct, except that u shld mean ‘테스트(test)’ instead – right?

      for your 1st example,
      is a little errotic:

      1. 내일 가 겠습니다.

      and not ‘갈’.

      because ‘갈’ itself is already contains a to-do meaning (any verb with an ending ‘-ㄹ’)

      So you should not repeat it, since you already expressed ur intention with ‘-겠습니다’.

  • Courtney

    I am very happy to see this lesson! Thanks for making this lesson for us. This suffix has so many uses that it can be really confusing to Korean language learners like myself.

    Do you think you could do a lesson on the verb 되다? That verb has so many meanings and uses that I find myself not entirely sure when to use it.

    Thanks again.

  • KStills

    현우씨 쓰는 티셔츠는 정말 잘 어울리겠네요. 현우씨, 티셔츠를 어디에서 샀습니까? 온라인에서 살 수도 있습니까?

    • http://twitter.com/ever4one Hyunwoo Sun (선현우)

      고마워요 ^^ UNIQLO에서 샀어요 ㅎ

  • Lily

    Hi Teachers

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    It is the same for many lessons.

    Please check the server.


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

    would you like to drink some coffee ?

    커피 마시시겠습니까 ?

    I’ll learn enthusiasticly

    열심히 공부하겠습니다

    it’s snowy outside , it must be cold

    밖에 눈이 와요 ,춥겠어요
    밖에 눈이 와, 춥겠다

    I’m so bored that i’m gonna die

    지루해 죽겠어요

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasslyn-Honey/100002610335614 Jasslyn Honey

    hi teahcer,
    im confused with the future tense and how to use them ..what is the difference between 겠, 거에요 and 려고….can you give some example ?
    thank you