Level 2 Lesson 10 / Present Progressive / -고 있어요

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Welcome back to another lesson on TENSEs! In this lesson we are introducing how to make sentences in the present progressive form, such as “I’m eating.” “I’m studying.” and “I’m driving.” The basic construction in the present tense is VERB STEM + -고 있어요 [-go i-sseo-yo], and you can find out how to say this in the past tense and the future tense as well by listening to the lesson. Be sure to answer the quiz at the end of the lesson as well!



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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.


  • Dominic

    어제 여덟시 반에 일하고 있었어요.

  • Darya Nili

    지금 일해요 그렇지만 어제 책 있었어요.

  • Karli Sam

    어제 이시간에 친구하고 삼겹살을 먹고 있었어요.

  • esteru

    어제 이시간에 일하고 있었어요

    • Seokjin Jin

      화요일에 저는 이시간에 촬영하고 있었어요. :)

    • esteru

      우아 석진 선생~ 댓글 너무 감사합니다 ^^
      촬영하다? 재미 있었어요?

  • Fabrizio

    어제 이시간에 음악 듣고 있었어요.
    지금도 음악을 들어요.
    에이오에이 짧은 치마, 이 노래 아세요? ^^

  • KidCannabiz

    어제 이 시간이 ttmik 듣고 있어요

  • Alexia Peterson

    텔레비전을 어제 보고 있었어요. I think I did it right. I wanted to do it that way to use the particle but I’m not sure if its right.

  • JustAstranger

    어제 이 시간에 자고 있었어요.