Level 2 Lesson 1 / Future Tense / -ㄹ/을 거예요, 할 거예요

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Congratulations on finishing Level 1 and advancing to Level 2! You have already learned a lot, but you can’t stop there, right? Stay with us and don’t forget that practice makes perfect and we are always here to talk with you in Korean!

Level 2 Lesson 1 introduces the future tense. Future tense is very easy to use once you learn how, so let’s get right into it! Listen to the audio podcast and be sure to check out the PDF as well! Thank you! 감사합니다!



You can download 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.


  • Neeru

    Hey, I wanted to ask about the difference between this futur form and – 겠어요
    Because I learned this form in a korean language course and didn’t know that there is another way to express the futur…When do I use which one?

  • Matthew

    네일 공부할 거에요. 디디믹 좋아해요! 공부할 거에요 lesson 1 부터, 끝 까지. ㅅㅅ

    • Seokjin Jin

      네일 공부할 거에요. > 내일 공부할 거예요.

      레슨 1부터 끝까지?? wow, it is awesome. However it should be tiring if you push yourself to study too much at once.

  • yourippehdees

    오늘저녁에 한국어를 곰보 할거예요

    • JooyeonPark

      Good job! A little correction here :)
      오늘 저녁에 한국어를 공부할 거예요.

  • Marie-Christine

    내일 더 공불 거예요

    • cmei98

      it’s 공부할거예요 :)

    • Marie-Christine

      Thanks! :) – 내일 더 공부할거예요

    • Seokjin Jin

      잘 했어요. It will be perfect if you put a spacing after 할.

      > 내일 더 공부할 거예요.

  • Renna

    내일부터 한국에 살거예요

    • Seokjin Jin

      살거예요 > 살 거예요.

  • 파비안 (Fabian)

    내일 여자친구를 만날 거여요.

    이게 마자요? :)

    Is there a way to differentiate between girlfriend and female friend?

    • Seokjin Jin

      만날 거여요. > 만날 거예요.

      When we call a female friend, we just say 친구.

  • 하나

    나도. 비 만나고싶어요.. ㄱㄱㄱ

  • Kevin Kyle

    난 선 나은 만나고싶어요.. ㅎㅎㅎ

    • Seokjin Jin

      아… 에이핑크?

  • Fatma Seif

    hello , why you all 에 to ( 얼마에 팔 거예요? ) why add location marker to 얼마 ???

    • Seokjin Jin

      에 is not always used as location marker. According to the context, its usage changes.

    • Fatma Seif

      thanks for your reply , so what does 에 mean in this sentence ?

    • Dahun

      ‘at’ what price are you selling it?

    • Dahun

      or (at) ‘how much are you going to sell it for?’

  • Anahit Sargsyan

    내일 학교에 갈 거예요…right?

  • Nicole Persichini

    I would like to say…I am going to throw the apple away now. Would this be correct?
    Ji-geum sag-wa reul peo-ril geo -ye-yo?
    I’m questioning the future tense of Beo-ri-ta.

    • JooyeonPark

      네 맞아요!

      지금 사과를 버릴 거예요.

    • Nicole Persichini

      gam-sa-hap-ni-da

    • Kaye Razelle

      wow its great you can construct a whole sentence now. i cant wait to learn more and construct my own korean sentence ^_^ congratsssss

  • Leela

    나중에 사무실 올 거예요 – I will come by the office later

    • JooyeonPark

      나중에 사무실 들를 거예요.
      to come by = 들르다
      Thanks! :)

    • Leela

      감사합니다 ! :)

  • Nicolas Nwafor

    Pls i cant download level 2 lesson 1what do i do

  • Kaye Razelle

    just wanna say jeongmal kamsahamnida for these lessons ^_^
    its great i have reached this level.

    finishing level 1 i can somehow understand some korean sentences now, although i cant completely translate it yet, i can at least recognize the main topic especially when im familiar with the terms used.

    having watched and listened to k-drama and k-pop for 3 years, i have saved a couple of korean words on my vocabulary now.

    im excited to learn more, thanks again ^_^

  • Mierasaje

    Annyeonghasaeyo!

    I have finish lvl 1 and gonna start with lvl 2 pretty soon! So far, I can pretty much understand simple sentences and Im really happy! Thanks to you guys for providing this awesome lessons!

    Jinjja Jinjja Gamsahamnida :)

  • Syantu Jaan

    cofee chu hanyo

  • Lloyd

    내년에 미국에 갈 거예요. 같이 갈 거예요?
    이따가 친구랑 저녁 먹을 거예요.
    잘 모르겠어요. 조금 더 생각하고 싶어요.

  • Zhanae

    Are these sentences correct?
    1) 뭐 만 들 거 예 요?
    2) 언 제 요 릴 거 예 요?
    3) 이 거 정 말 물 어 볼 거 예 요?
    4) 자 금 가 말 거 여 요.
    5) 지 금 가 춤 출 거 예 요.
    6) 언 제 걸 거 예 요?
    7) 언 제 공 불 거 예 요?
    8) 뭐 밥 줄 거 예 요?
    9) 뭐 입 을 거 예 요?
    10) 배 울 거 예 요.

    • Samuel Goh Kang Zheng

      You need to take note of spacing when it comes to typing/writing in Korean.

      1. is correct.

      2. is incorrect. 언제 요리할 거예요? should be the correct one.

      3. Did you mean “Are you really asking this?” If so, it should be correct.

      4. Did you mean “I will not go now.” If so, it would be better to say 지금 가지 않아요.

      5. 지금 춤출 거 예요. 가shouldnt be used because the previous letter ends with a consonant.

      6. Sorry, I have no idea what this means.

      7. 언제 공불할 거 예요. 공부하다 is the plain form, so it becomes, 공불할 거 예요.

      8. No idea what this means.

      9. is correct.

      10. is correct.

  • PenguinBeng

    나중에 만화가 읽을 거예요

    • Dahun

      만화를 (object not subject)

    • PenguinBeng

      Oh. this post is 15 days ago, and even now, I am still confused T_T
      But anyway, 감사합니다 for the correction

  • https://instagram.com/taemearts/ @Taemearts

    Is there a difference between 진짜 and 정말? Is it used differently depending on the context? Please help me ㅠ.ㅠ

    • Laurine

      I think that jinjja is more informal and jungmal is more polite

  • naenae

    Is this right?
    “Why you are not going to work tomorrow?”
    왜 내일 일 안 할 거여요?

    • Laurine

      예 and 여 is different. you used 거여요 but it’s 거예요

  • Ru

    언제 영화 발거여요?
    뭐 먹 을 거여요?

    • Samuel Goh Kang Zheng

      I think your first sentence is incorrect. it should be 언제 영화 볼 거예요?

      You have also misspelt 거예요 in both sentences.

  • Samuel Goh Kang Zheng

    Yes, 거예요 is the informal way of expressing future tense.
    거야 is the banmal form of 거예요.

  • 누라

    I can’t download the audio. There’s an error in that link. Please help me to download it :)

    • KONA

      I listen to mine in iTunes, probably the easiest way.

  • KONA

    I love Talk To Me In Korean and when Hyunwoo Sun teases Kyung Che

  • Wendra Setiawan

    I like that teasing.. Keep going :D

    내일은 저가 학교에 갈거예요.
    Is that right?

    감사합니다!

  • http://remembermagnolias.tumblr.com Ali

    Does this tense mean both “going to ___” and “will ____”? In english, we say “will” for something that we decide more on the spot and “going to” is for something you already decided…
    But in Korean…. “내일 공부할 거예요” means both “I’m going to study tomorrow” and “I will study tomorrow”?

  • Rahma Mahmoud

    내일 버섯 피자 먹을 거예요. Is it right?
    감사합니다…