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

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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.

  • Bennett Seacrist

    내일 저는 아버지의 집에 갈 거요.

    Tomorrow I’m going to my dad’s house.

  • nofoofro

    What is the difference between 을 거예요 (taught in this lesson) and
    겠어요 (which I’ve seen elsewhere). Are they both future tense endings? Is one more formal than the other? 감사함니다 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      You can use -겠어요 for present tense and future tense.

      If the subject is “me”, it will show the speaker’s intention or will.
      ex) 이런 실수는 다시 하지 않겠어요. I won’t do this mistake again.

      If the subject is the third person (like he or she), it will show the speak’s expectation, and the content is more related to recent circumstance and the nuance is stronger than -ㄹ 거예요.
      ex) 비가 오겠습니다. It will rain tomorrow.
      Actually, this expression is used in weather forecast.

      Concerning -(으)ㄹ 거예요, it shows the speaker’s will and guess.

      Because the nuance is little bit weaker, it sounds less reliable but it is used often when people say personal opinion.

  • Rebeca Pereira

    저는 토요일 상파울로에 갈 거에요

  • Zion Mercurio

    나의 한국인친구는 한국에 잘 갈거예요.

  • fiona

    내일 공부할 거예요. 좋아할 거예요. 여로분 화이팅!!!

    • JooyeonPark

      Great! It would be more natural if you say “내일 공부할 거예요. 재미있을 거예요. 여러분 화이팅!”

  • Amina :)

    안녕하세요 여로분!
    Please check if these sentences are correct. 🙂
    저는 지금 부터 나층에 까치 공부할가예요
    (I’m going to study from now until later on.)
    왜 내일 학교 에서 안 왈가예요?
    (Why won’t you come to school tomorrow?)
    And also, I have some problems with spelling, how can I overcome them?
    감사함니다, teacher. (Also what is teacher in 한국어)
    여로분 fighting!

    • Gem

      저는 지금 부터 나층에 까치 공부할가예요 -> 저는 지금부터 나중에 까지 공부할거예요.

      (I’m going to study from now until later on.)

      왜 내일 학교 에서 안 왈가예요? -> 내일 왜 학교에 안올거예요?

      (Why won’t you come to school tomorrow?)

      teacher is 선생님

    • Amina :)

      Thank youu !

  • Munique B.

    빅뱅 만날 거예요!! haha In my dreams, of course </3

  • mee x.

    내일 도 볼거예요 i will watch it tomorrow too. Is it correct to write like this?

    • JooyeonPark

      You can write it like this: 내일도 볼 거예요.

    • mee x.

      oh i see~~감사합니다 ^^

  • 김태형 <3

    Hey hey hey guys! Can anybody help me out with this? ㅠ.ㅠ

    Let’s say that you are going to go to somewhere where some of your relatives live. And you want to say that “I will see you tomorrow ” can you say;

    “네일 당신는 볼 거예요.”

    Thank you so much for your precious responds ㅎㅎㅎ 😀


    {Too many things ㅠ.ㅠ}

    • 김태형 <3

      But like not plural you. Just for A person.

    • Kenny Lau

      Avoid using “you” in formal context as it is quite complicated. Just remove 당신는 and your sentence would be fine.

  • Kiaxet

    Are these correct?
    내일 너 볼 거예요- I’ll see you tomorrow

    이거 나증 읽을 거예요- I’ll read that later

  • Dana

    ㄹ 거예요 is it’s only used when speaking or is it also used in writing?

    • Sytabish

      Its used in writing as well. Refer to the pdf, you will find lots of examples.

  • haha you guys are awesome XDDDD

  • j

    why is there a 에 in 얼마에 팔 거예요? Isn’t how much 얼마나 ?

    • Suga Swag

      얼마 is used when talking about money, when 얼마나 is how. The translation for the example you are talking about says “AT what price”. 에 means at, so you add it there.

  • Suga Swag

    A : 내일은 핸드폰 살 거예요! (I’m going to buy a cellphone tomorrow!)
    B : 정말요? 벌써? 돈 있어요? (Really? Already? Do you have money?)
    A : 네, 진짜 살 거예요. 돈 있어요~ (Yes, I really will buy (it). I have money~)


  • 지아

    내일 많이 먹을 거예요! ^.^

  • 잔셋

    I have a question and I cannot find it anywhere. So please please please answer me! ㅠㅠㅠ

    How can you say “I was going to…” in Korean? I already know how to say was and I was just reviewing but then I realized I couldnt find and answer for it. Can you say 내가 말을할거야 있었어 to say I was going to say that in 반말? I looked up at a translation and it said 나는 말을하려고했다. I don’t know and I CAN’T find an answer ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ 도와주세요 선생님! 제바아알 ~~ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

    • Cho Su Hyun

      “내가 그렇게(as such) 말하려고 했(었)어.” or “내가 그걸(or 그것을) 말하려고 했(었)어.” would be the answer that you’re looking for regarding “I was going to say that” in casual style(반말).
      ‘-(으)려고 하다’ is the expression used for ‘to intend to Verb’ or ‘is going to Verb’.
      Refer to the TTMK lesson at http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/2/1/c/21c6ef24195df45c/ttmik-l5l8.pdf?c_id=3210957&expiration=1459716314&hwt=18f01615703f94c19bdd5c26a69a40f5
      ‘했어’ or ‘했었어’ is used for the past tense 반말 of ‘하다’.

    • 잔셋

      아 감사합니다 ㅠㅠ I do not know what I would do without your help ㅠㅠ thank you sOOOO much

  • Baseemah Kristal Elaine

    오늘은 진짜 아파요. 그래서 내일 많이 할 거예요. 일할 거에요. 그리고 하국어를 공부할 거예요. 사무실 3 개 전화할 거예요도.

  • Maria

    A: 저는 얻을 거예요 -> (none other than) I’m gonna win!
    B: 우리 볼 거예요 -> We’ll see..


  • srijana

    how do u say it in informal way

    • Kenny Lau

      You just remove the 요 at the end of the sentence.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    —> 내일 일본인 선생님 만나고 일본어를 가르쳐 줄 거예요

  • Alli Su

    You guys need to have an app. Please? 🙂

  • 영화 볼 거예요. (I am going to see a movie.)
    햄버거 먹을 거에요. (I am going to eat a hamburger.)
    미국에 갈 거예요? (You’re going to America?)


  • Nelly

    “지금 한국어를 공부할 거예요”
    “Now, I will study Korean”
    Is that correct?
    Thanks for your help! 감사합니다

  • James

    Where’s the link to listen to level w lesson 1?

  • 이케이트

    지금부터 한국어를 열심히 공부할 거예요.
    Does this sentence have the same meaning as “I’ll study Korean seriously from now on”? (I want to imply that I’ve been slacking in my studies but now I’m serious about them again.)
    너무 감사해요<3

  • 이케이트

    학교후에 뭐 할 거예요?
    “What are you going to do after school?”
    학교후에 간식을 먹을 거예요.
    “I’ll eat a snack after school”
    다음주에 친구랑 뭐 할 거예요?
    “What will you do with your friends next week?”
    우리같이 여행을 갈 거예요.
    “We’ll go on a trip together”
    Are these correct?

  • Semitic akuma

    guys i think you made a mistake in the pdf file you wrote .. 할 거에요

    • fayleke

      My husband is Korean, and he writes it just like that, “~할거에요”. I’m not sure if it’s grammatically correct, but it is common for it to be written that way.

    • it’s not grammatically correct it should be ㄹ거예요 🙂

  • Ebony-Aisha

    켱은저는 사랑해 비 (I hope that’s written correctly)

  • 암알

    1_ 내일 진주 만날거에요 !
    2_ 사과 먹을거에요 !
    is it correct!? :3

    • Kenny Lau

      A space is required after -ㄹ.

      1_ 내일 진주 만날 거에요 !
      2_ 사과 먹을 거에요 !

    • 암알

      감사합니다! i will try pay attention to this next time !
      (저는 주의를 지불하는 것 시도할 거에요 ) ^_^ i hope this one in not incorrect ^_^ .

    • Kenny Lau

      지불하다 is limited to “pay” in the sense of giving money only…

      To say “pay attention”, you can use the verb “주의를 기울이다” or “집중하다”.

      시도하다 uses the format “XX(으)려고 시도하다” where XX is a stem (stem is verb minus 다).

      However, this verb is too formal. For more information, read here:


      >> (저는) 주의를 지불하려고 해요.

    • 암알

      thank you so much for the explanation ! i’m actually still in level 2 lesson 24 ^_^ . anyway , 감사합니다 !! ^_^

    • Kenny Lau

      My pleasure.


    비가 안 좋아요 (if it’s correct lol) :DD
    먹을 거예요 ^0^
    안녕히 계세요 🙂

    • Seokjin Jin

      Rain is not good? Did you mean the singer Rain?

    • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

      비 가수 있어요? …몰랐어요 LoL’

      비 from 날씨 xDD

      Do we use 가/이 only when asking about what the other talked about ?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Ah…. Did you mean “You don’t like rain”? Then you can say “비가 싫어요”.

    • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

      Yes that’s what I meant 😀

      Thank you ! I always was curious for that verb since I heard it in almost every video I watched that are Korean related xP

      What is the verb form please ?
      Is it 싫다 ?

  • Nickhun

    Its my first time. How can I contact you guys, I really wanna learn korean. Thanks

    • Seokjin Jin

      You can learn Korean with the lessons in the website! 🙂

  • salma

    다음주 친구를 만날 거예요 . is it correct to say : i’ll meet my friend next week or i’m going to meet my friend next week . ?? and im asking if the (를) inthe right place ?

    thank you ^^

  • Oh Hanna

    저는 내일 직업 인터뷰 있어요. (I have a job interview tomorrow.)
    저는 내일 오후 한국어를 공부 할 거예요. (I will study Korean tomorrow afternoon.)
    저는 내 방을 나중에 청소 할 거예요. (I will clean my room later.)
    저는 내 부모님을 이번 주말에 집에서 울거예요. (I will come to my parents’ home this weekend.)

    Are my sentences correct? Please do check thanks 🙂