Level 2 Lesson 14 / too, also / -도 – Part 2

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This is part 2 of our lesson on how to say “also” or “too” in Korean. In this lesson, we are introducing how to use -도 with verbs. In order to add -도 verbs, you need to change the verb into the noun form, -기, so listen in to find out both how to change a verb into the noun form and also how to use -도 with verbs after that.



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  • WendyM

    안녕하세요 석진씨,

    Is this grammatically correct? And…does it sound natural to say it?

    친구가 비빔밥​​도 먹었어요. [My friend ate bibimbap too.]

    친구가 비빔밥​​을 먹기도 했어요. [My friend even ate bibimbap.]
    Here I want to imply she ate other things as well…..

    선생님 감사합니다

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Hi WendyM,

      친구가 비빔밥​​도 먹었어요. > Correct and it sounds natural.

      친구가 비빔밥​​을 먹기도 했어요. > This one is also good.

      Good job!

    • WendyM

      석진씨, 감사합니다!

  • Daniel

    Is this correct?

    저는 음학을 만들이에요. 그런데 주짖수를 실행기도 해요

    “I make music. But I also practice jiu jitsu.”

  • Kenjikagekana

    Sorry for writing in english romanization. I can read and write hangul but cannot type it on this computer.

    How is this sentence?

    Raman (nun) motgo,issaeyo, gurigo Jungshi, iruel eonje,yonghwan(un) bogo(gi) essaeyo.

    I tried to write: I ate ramen and saw a movie yesterday with Jung. Sorry once again for my poor romanizations.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      I am not sure if you can read Korean or not, but I will try to write the sentence in Korean.

      I ate ramen and saw a movie yesterday with Jung.
      > (저는) 라면을 먹고 정 씨와 같이 영화를 봤어요.

    • Melody

      You can use Virtual Hangul Keyboard to write in Hangul. http://www.branah.com/korean

  • Yulika

    안녕하세요!!!!

    I have a question….how to use this rule with verbs like 피곤하다,간단하다,좋아하다…etc.
    for example: 피곤도하다 or 피곤하기도 하다
    I’m really confused.Please help me.

    • Greg

      With these ~기도 하다 seems more proper. I guess because they’re descriptive verbs “to be something”. Well 좋아하다 isn’t descriptive verb, but’s originating from 좋다 which is “to be good”, so 좋아하기도 하다.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      You can say like 피곤하기도 하다, 간단하기도 하다, and 좋아하기도 하다.

  • Yulika

    Thank you, Greg!!!=))

  • Yulika

    Thank you,석진씨!!! Happy New Year~~

  • Piotr

    안녕하세요! How well does this work?^^

    나는 친구하고같이 영화를 봤어. 그리고 나중에 드라마를 보기도 했어. 정말 재미있어!~

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      친구하고같이> 친구하고 같이 (spacing)

      Except the small mistake, it is perfect! Good job!

  • Alex

    안녕하세요! 질문 있어요
    in the workbook you wrote: 저는 영어를 가르쳐요.
    can you tell me please what is the basic form of this verb , is this 가르치다?
    and how do i know what particle use to the word 영어? why can’t it be 가?

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      The basic form of 가르쳐요 is 가르치다. You’re right.
      Regarding subject/topic marking particle, it can be changed in accord to the context.
      Thanks for your comment.

  • http://gplus.to/thetrystero 알렉스

    저는 과학을 가르쳐요. 그런데 과학을 배워기도해요.

    “I teach science, but I also learn science.”

  • d3Mn

    If I want to use 도 with verbs I need to make them nouns. But there are different ways to do that. So is it okay to use all this ways with 도 and is the meaning will change somehow? And can it be said that using 기 is the most common way or it really doesn’t matter?

    So does this two sentences mean exactly the same thing?

    컴퓨터를 고치기도 해요.
    컴퓨터를 고치는도 거예요. (is it this the correct place to put 도?)

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      컴퓨터를 고치는도 거예요. This sentence is not correct.

      Here is a sentence. 컴퓨터도 고쳐요. The meaning of this sentence is quite similar with 컴퓨터를 고치기도 해요. However in the former one, the meaning is focused on 컴퓨터, but the latter one, the meaning is focused on the action “고치다”.

  • Judy Kim

    Hi everyone!
    Hola a todos!

    I noticed 3 possibilities to use “도” in the examples:
    Me di cuenta de que pueden existir 3 posiblidades para usar “도” en estos ejemplos:

    1. 저는 컴퓨터도 고쳐요.
    2. 저는 컴퓨터를 고치기도 해요.
    3. 저도 컴퓨터를 고쳐요.

    Implies:
    Implica:
    1. I fix many things and computers is one of those things that I also know how to fix. (Fix)
    1. Reparo muchas cosas y dentro de las cosas que sé reparar también están las computadoras. (Reparar)
    2. I know how to do many things and fixing computers is one on the things that I also do. (Things)
    2. Sé hacer muchas cosas y dentro de las cosas que sé hacer está la reparación de cumputadoras. (Cosas)
    3. Beside other people, I also know how to fix computers (Me)
    3. Además de otras personas, también yo sé cómo reparar computadoras. (Yo)

    Am I ok?
    Estoy bien?

    • http://small.dic.daum.net Greg

      looks like bien :)

  • April

    i wonder how to use two verbs using 도
    i made a sentence but i’m sure if this is correct.

    Here’s the example:
    컴퓨터를 고치고 팔기도 해요.
    I fix and sell computers as well. I fix and also sell computers.
    Does this make sense??

    • http://small.dic.daum.net Greg

      I think the word for selling, in the sense of sales business is 판매. So you say 판매도 해요. (판매하다). 팔다 is more like the act selling itself. But you will probably be understood either way.
      But as far as grammar concerned your sentence is correct.
      Also you may use the word 수리 – repair. 수리하고 판매도 해요. 고치다 also good, but 수리 more specific I think. Like 시계 수리, 집 수리, 차 수리 etc

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Hi April,

      Yes, it makes sense! You did a good job, and like Greg mention, you can also use a word 수리하다.

      Thanks for your comment.

    • april

      wow!! thank you very much.. ^^

  • cahica88

    He he he… I’ve just realized that korean ”to teach ” is pronounced in same way like polish phrase ”kary Ci da” -which means ” gonna give punishments” coinsdence?? I don’t think so …. hehehe

  • http://kpopmyheart.wordpress.com 하디

    여자친구 하고 같이 김치도 먹었어요.

    여자친구 하고 같이 김치를 먹기도 했어요.

  • Natalie

    Soo I`m guilty of normally just reading the comments, but because of Kyeong-eun`s wish in this lesson, I figured it`s about time so say 감사합니다!! I`ve been learning a lot from your awesome podcasts and PDFs! Also, I’m digging the redesigned look of the site!

  • Ju Ree

    Hi there!

    What is the future tense of the following?

    Changed the verb [go-chi-da] to a noun [go-chi-gi]
    To give the meaning of “also” to [go-chi-gi]
    (infinitive) go-chi-gi-ha-da
    (present) go-chi-gi-hae-yo
    (past) go-chi-gi-hae-sseo-yo
    (future) ????

    Thank you!

  • Tina

    안녕하세요!

    My first time commenting :x I have a few sentences, I hope they make sense…

    저는 영화를 가고도 싶어요.
    I want to go to the movies, too.

    By the way, I wasn’t sure whether I should use a location marking particle or object marking particle for “movies” since I’m implying a place (movie theater). Should I use particles on what is actually written/said like I did above, or should I use them based on what I’m implying? 영화에 instead of 영화를. Sorry for the stupid question~ >_<

    어제 저는 지루 했어요.. 내가 책을 읽도 했어요!
    Yesterday I was bored… I even read a book!

    나중에 저는 상점에 갈 거예요. 그리고 저도 은행에 갈 거예요.
    I'm going to the store later, and I'm also going to the bank.

    TTMIK, 사랑해! 감사합니다!!

  • Tiara

    I wish one day I’d be able to say “제가 한국어 잘 말하기도 해요.” ㅋㅋㅋ ^^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      I am sure that you will do! :) Keep learning and practicing Korean. :)

  • Odette

    Toward the end, I heard 경은 saying 할 께요. What’s the difference between that and 할 거예요?

  • gwendoline

    저는 일분어 공부해요. 한국어도 공부해요. 태국어도 공부하고 싶어요;시간 없어요!

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      쉬운 거부터 먼저 하세요. ㅎㅎ

  • Garvin Antoine

    내가 원더걸스 좋아해 하지만 나 투파엠도 좋아해

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      저는 원더걸스를 더 좋아해요.

  • http://nus.edu.sg JUN

    한국 음식을 좋아하기도 해요.
    저는 케이크 만드는 것을 좋아하기도 해요.
    그래서, 음식을 너무 많이 먹으면 나도 뚱뚱해질 것이다.
    너무 뚱뚱해 져서 이젠 이 옷도 안 맞는다.
    뚱뚱해지는 것은 우리 몸도 좋지 않다.

  • Nada

    드라마를 보고 있어 그리고 한국어 공부기도 해

  • mupji

    하나 둘 셋, 안녕하세요!

  • 코리스

    안녕하세요,

    친구가 불고기을 먹기도 했어요.

    I was trying to say:
    “My friend even ate 불고기.”

    감사합니다!

  • Emma

    I’m struggling to get my head round this for some reason – so have I got these correct??

    저는 먹기도 해요 = I eat too (as well as doing other things)
    저는 먹기도 해써요 = I also ate (as well as doing other things).
    I can’t work out what the future tense would be – could I say 저는 먹기도 ㄹ 거예요 = I will eat (as well as doing other things)
    And how does it work with the past/future/present progressive tenses?

    These are the first phrases I have written in Korean – I hope they are ok!

  • Nicole

    시 단절 나는 지루 했어요. 내가 친구를 지루 도 했어요.
    Is this sentence natural?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Hi Nicole. I am sorry. It is not natural sentences. I guess it is about a poem that is boring.