Level 7 Lesson 12 / -더라(고요)

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In this lesson, we are taking a look at the verb ending -더라 [-deo-ra]. You will hear this often in situations where one person is telling another what they found out or experienced.
What is -더라?

-더라 [-deo-ra] is used when you are telling someone else about a new fact that you have learned about, by experiencing (i.e. seeing, finding, realizing, etc) something yourself.
Listen to this lesson to learn more about -더라.

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.


  • ^_^

    이 레슨은 참 재밌고 좋은 정보를 많이 심어줬던데요 ^^

    저 실은 “더라고”에 대한 레슨 많이 기다렸는데 드디어 나와서 정말 감사해요~

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

      정말 고마워요 ^_^! 앞으로도 좋은 레슨 많이 만들게요!

  • anna

    Thanks! Now I won”t be at a loss when I come across this ending in your talks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/saranghe0610 최서희

    안녕하세요?
    좋은 레슨을 주셔서 감사합니다.
    한국어를 배우는 사람들에게 많은 도움이 됩니다.
    나중에 더 어려운 문접을 가르쳐주세요. ^^

  • Jon

    Thanks for the lesson. I see -던가요 sometimes too. What is the difference?

    Also 더군요?

    And sometimes 던 is added to verbs in the middle of a sentence. Is it related to this?

    • andre

      hey your questions are good – but they are unrelated.

      던 when you see it appearing in the beginning or middle of a sentence its used to signify an action started in the past but hasn’t been completed yet. and if the past tense particle is added before 던 (eg. VST었던 / 았던) then it signifies an action in the past that has been completed and you are recalling it in order to make some other point . (eg. 책을 읽었던 너무 재미있었다.) “The book that I read was very interesting.”

      this is a good structure to practice with if youre use to writing like that but im not sure how much 던 is used when speaking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Masters/516951544 Jon Masters

    고마워요! 저도 ‘~더라’, ‘~던데’ 문법에 대한 레슨을 오래 기다리고 있어서 재밌게 들었어요!

  • Samier

    안녕하세요 티티믹!!

    이 레슨은 너무 재미있어요! 이거 사용 본 적이 업는데요!

    감사합니다
    사미르

  • maureen

    i love listening in your voice,thanks for the lesson,i hope to learn more in the future

  • vit
  • vit

    Finally downloaded with dl manager, but always had to press Pause and Start buttons, connection with the server is always interrupted.
    tnx for the lesson but download process is sad :(

    But why your server is overloaded if I see only 67 visitors on this site?

  • mike

    이 강의는 lesson 7이라서 영어로 설명해야 되지 않을 것 같아요 …
    다음에 한번 한국어로 만 해보세요!
    or maybe you guys like practicing your english …^^

    • Tyler

      선생님들이 한국말로 설명하면, 몇 학생들이 이해할 순 없어요. 그 왜 선생님 영어로 쓰는 이유예요.

      Since I’m still learning my korean may be unclear but i was trying to say that if the teachers explain in korean some students can’t understand. And that’s why the the teachers use english.

  • Larry

    This is a bit confusing: “You can change -더라 to 존댓말 quiet easily just by adding -요 at the end. With -더라, however, it’s a little bit different. You need to use the ending -던데요.”

    So do we use 더라요 or 던데요?

  • Janine K

    Thank you for this lesson! I have been curious about this structure for quite some time, and the lesson was very helpful!

  • Elvira

    Thank you. Very useful. Great job, teachers!