Level 1 Lesson 2 / Yes, No, What? / 네, 아니요, 네?

After listening to this lesson, when you are asked a YES/NO question, you will be able to answer that question with either YES or NO in Korean.

네. [ne] = Yes.
아니요. [aniyo] = No.

But in Korean, when people say “네”, it is not the same as saying “Yes.” in English. The same goes for “아니요” too. This is because the Korean “네” expresses your “agreement” to what the other person said. And “아니요” expresses your “disagreement” or “denial” to what the other person said.

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Level 1 Lesson 2 / Yes, No, What? / 네, 아니요, 네?
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  • Ryan Stallard

    I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be the same in English as in Korean, but most native speakers don’t follow this rule, which is why we have to be redundant and re-state the question in the negative or positive.

  • mo_says_hello

    안녕하세요! I’d just like to practice a sample dialogue I thought of :).

    Person: 커피 안 좋아해요?
    Me: 아니요! 커피 좋아하지만, 이 커피는 안 좋아해요.