Level 6 Lesson 9 / While you are at it / -(으)ㄴ/는 김에 /

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안녕하세요. Today, we will be giving a lesson on the expression -(으)ㄴ/는 김에. This expression is used to form sentences such as “Since you are already going to do A, do B” or “While doing A, do B, too.” We know that all of our listeners will be able to learn a lot from this lesson, so grab a pen and paper, and let’s get to learning!


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.youtube.com/expatkerri kerri

    ㅋㅋㅋ 좋았어요!!

    레슨만들은김에, 농담또 만들어요! 고마워요!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fabian-Andrade/1771770737 Fabian Andrade

    TTMIK is AMAZING!
    감사합니다!

  • http://no Edward

    Great ideas!
    Your tutorials are amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Turquoise-Fairi-Ben/100001559438081 Turquoise Fairi Ben

    while i’m going to the flower store, i met my friend

    꽃 가게에 가는 김에 내 친구 만났어요.

    • andre

      turquoise , notice the difference between
      는 김에 and 다가

      the clause after 는김에 ususally is a suggestive or imperative statement. “While / since you’re doing X , (why not / how about ) doing YZ ?” or “While / since you’re doing X , please do YZ (for me) “.

      Im pretty sure your sentence would fit better with 다가 , such as

      꽃 가게에 가다가 내진구를 만났어요.

      How about this sentence for 는 김에 …

      꽃 가게에 가는 김에 편의점도 갈까요?
      Since your going to the flower shop (What do you think about) going to the convenience store as well ?

      happy studying :)

  • wintergreen

    좋은 강의를 잘 들었습니다. 감사합니다. ^^

  • Samier

    안녕하세용~~

    1. 숙제 한 김에 내 숙제를 할까요?

    감사합니다
    사미르

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Icegirl-Caddie/100001206852199 Icegirl Caddie

    선생님들,수고하셨습니다! 이 좋은 레슨을 만들어주셔서 감사합니다.^___^

  • Kiminda_92

    정말 좋아했어요…
    TalkTomeInKorea.com 도와 주셔서 감사합니다

  • 사프러 + 자흐러 ^^

    안녕하세요 선생님 ^^

    수고 하세요 !
    would u mind telling me how i can understand the sentence is past form or present ?! i have problem with it :(

    감사합니다 <3

  • 시혁

    수고하셨어요^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Candy-Peng/739407474 Candy Peng

    Can I use this sentence pattern like this?
    “TTMIK에 온 김에, 한국어를 많이 배울 거예요!!!”

  • http://underneaththestarss.wordpress.com/ kat

    The lessons are getting more and more interesting :) Thank you so much!!!

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

    since you’re making tea , do you mind making me some coffee too

    자 만들는 김에 , 전 커피 만들어 주실래요

    since you’ve come home , please cook , come on , you should do it
    집에 온 김에 , 밥을 만들어 주세요 ,이거 해야 되잖아요

  • jessica

    i just noticed,there is no #8 in level 6…why is it so?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altynay-Mambetova/1696440928 Altynay Mambetova

    서점에 있는 김에 책 하고 공책을 사요.
    이야기를 하는 김에 커피를 마실가요?
    공부하는 김에 이야기하지 마세요.

    Is it right?

  • Jiang

    I googled “말이 나온 김에” and I found this

    http://m.aion.plaync.co.kr/boards/server/472769

  • Claira

    안녕하세요! :)

    여기에 온 김에 마실 것이 있을까요? (Since we’re here, shall we have a drink?)

    우리 일직 온 김에 밥을 먼저 먹을까요? (Since we’re here early, shall we eat first?)

    나중에는 쇼핑하는 김에 식품들을 사줘. (Since you’re going shopping later, please buy some groceries.)

    용국이 만나는 김에 오늘 밤 전화한다고 말해줘. (While you’re meeting Yongguk later, tell him I’ll call him tonight.)

    어제 집에 간 김에 강아지 봤서 나랑 집으로 가져왔어. (While I was going home yesterday, I saw a puppy and brought it home with me.)

    우체국에 가는 김에 이 편지를 보내주세요. (Since you’re going to the post office, please send this letter for me.)

    감사합니다! :)