Level 8 Lesson 6 / it means … / -(ㄴ/는)다는 뜻이에요

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안녕하세요! In Level 6 Lesson 12, we introduced how to say “What do you mean?” or “What does that mean?” In this lesson, we are taking a look at how to respond to these questions and form sentences to say “it means …” in Korean. The key word you need to know for this is 뜻, the Korean word for “meaning”. Thanks for continuing to study with us here at TTMIK! We love you! 😀

Related lessons
Level 6 Lesson 12: Learn how to say “What do you mean?” (무슨 말이에요? 무슨 뜻이에요?)
Level 6 Lesson 11: Learn how to say “I mean…” “What I’m trying to say is…” (제 말은, -(ㄴ/는)다고요.)

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.


  • First to comment ^_^ I’m still in level 6.
    Thank you very much for all that you’re doing.
    On vous est très reconnaissant =P

  • Jose

    I wanted to be the first one in comments 🙁
    Anyway, it’s wonderful to have Kyunhwa’s voice in the lessons! YAY! So bubly! 🙂
    I hope she would be more often in the lessons!
    I’ll start studying right away from the stuck-level-1 I was before! 🙂
    This lesson reminds me so much toKorean Drama Phrases, which is my favorite!

  • me

    kyunhwa shii 🙂 good to hear your vioce here!

  • rigo

    excellent lesson as always
    thanks for your hard work

  • Katya

    Yeah! I hope she would be more often in the lessons… Her voice is unique, and so is her personality. She is such a gifted teacher =D

  • 티티믹 안녕하세요!!

    이 sentence structure로 근냥 동사 활용만 어려운 것 같아요 ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

    고맙습니다
    사미르

  • Thank so much for your hard working TTMIK!!!

  • Eman

    A.이건 무슨 뜻이에요?
    B.시험을 떨어졌다는 뜻이에요.

    이거 이상하 다는 말이에요.

  • Angelo

    ㄴ이. ㄹㄴ륰ㅅ펗녗ㅛㅇㅊㅇ모ㅓㅕㅎㄹㄹ (ANY BODY HELPS TRANSLATES THIS???o.O)

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    1) If he doesn’t come now then it means he doesn’t love me.
    – 그 사람은 지금 안 오면, 저를 사랑 안한다는 뜻이에요

    2) It means that So Young doesn’t want to come.
    – 소영이 오고 싶지 않다는 뜻이에요

    3) TTMIK means ‘Talk to Me in Korean”
    – TTMIK이 한국어로 말해줜다는 뜻이에요

    4) That sign means ‘take a left from here’
    – 저 간판이 여기에서 왼쪽으로 가줜다는 뜻이에요

    5) If you stay here then that would mean you are not interested.
    – 여기에 있으면 관심이 없을 거라는 뜻이에요

    6) It meant it was nothing.
    – 그건 아무것도 없었다는 뜻이에요

    7) It means even you go now, he wouldn’t come.
    – 당신 지금은 가도 그 사람은 안 올 거라는 뜻이에요

    Did I use the future tense form properly in sentence no 5&7. If there are any mistakes in my sentences 고쳐 주세요. 감사합니다

    • anon

      말해줜다는 -> 말해준다는
      it would be better.

  • Dania Freih

    1. ttmik을 진짜 좋아한다는 뜻이에요.
    2. 전화도 안 받으면 너무 바쁘다는 뜻이나 아니면 화가 난다는 뜻일까요?
    3. 그건 안 된다는 말이에요. 그냥 포기하라고요.

  • Missy Lib

    What does 뜩 mean? It’s a sound effect in a manhwa I’m trying to figure out. Thanks
    A strange symbol pops up before it. I think the characters are 퍼 (so 퍼 뜩)