Level 2 Lesson 30 / Don’t do it / -지 마세요

안녕하세요. Welcome to the last lesson in Level 2!!! You’re amazing for having made it so far and keeping up with us! Hope you will continue enjoying learning with us in the future! In this lesson, we are introducing how to tell someone to stop doing something or not to do something. Listen in and find out how to say that, and make sure you practice with us through comments!

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Level 2 Lesson 30 / Don’t do it / -지 마세요
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  • Rebecca Myers

    I’m so happy to have reached the end of level 2! Thank you both for the amazing lessons so far!

    I think i’ve heard people say “가지 마” or something similar on it’s own, without the polite ending. Is this correct to say too, if we’re just with friends?

  • Jesus Garcia

    At 5:34 did Kyungeun say “Everyone, don’t laugh at Hyunwoo’s jokes?”

    • Samala

      Yep. She most certainly did.

  • Jham

    Hello! I have a question… How can I properly pronounce “ㅡ” or “eu” like from the word 고르다??? :)))))))

  • Jham

    And a follow up question… How about in the words “내” and “네” how can i know the difference of each sound? Please help me… Sorry if I have lots of question… 🙂

  • Vergil

    this might be a really stupid question but can you say: -지 마주세요? or would you add 주세요 after the 마세요?

  • Ida Marlene

    Level 2 다 공부해요 ~
    Level 3 공불 거에요!
    현우 씨하고 경은 씨, 감사합니다 ^_^

    • Anna Le

      나도 Level 2 끝났어요 ^ㅂ^

  • Francesco Colléter

    걱정 하지 맛에요 !

  • 타얄리

    Can someone help me please???
    I thought that 마세요 is the present form of 말다 together with the Honorative Suffix 시, together 말시다 as a verb. But I can not find that anywhere… Is it wrong?

    • Seokjin Jin

      말시다 is a wrong expression. 🙂

  • Holger

    걱정지 마세요 is a cool ending of level 2 before a 시험…

  • Peter

    만약 서울에서 부산까지 가면, 비행기로 가지 마세요.
    비행기는 KTX보다 더 비싸요.

    • Seokjin Jin

      잘 썼어요! 비행기는 기차보다 훨씬 비싸죠.

    • Peter
  • Esat Armağan Kaymaz

    잔지 마세요,우리가 7시 15분에 갈 거예요.=don’t sleep,we’re going to go at 7.15 am .

  • Matt

    Don’t stop! Continue to level 3. = 멈추지 마세요! 3 레벨을 가세요.
    Don’t eat that. = 먹지 마세요.

    감사합니다 for the lesson!

    • Seokjin Jin

      3 레벨을 가세요. > 레벨 3으로 가세요

    • Matt

      Would the “-으로” here be implying the “direction” (towards level 3) the subject is going?

      감사합니다 for the corrections.

    • Seokjin Jin


      – 레벨 3으로 가세요.

      – 집으로 가세요.

      – 3층으로 가세요.

    • Matt


  • 너의 누나요!

    Hello, TTMIK!
    By “verb” do you also mean descriptive verbs?
    E.g 슬프지 마, 행복하지 마

    • Seokjin Jin

      슬프지 마 > 슬퍼하지마

      Yes. We regard 슬퍼하다, and 행복하자 as verbs.

    • 너의 누나요!

      So it’s lit. just “아/어/여 하지마”?

  • Phuong Nguyen

    먹을 거예요. 먹지 마세요.
    미국에 가지마세요, 너한테 기다릴 수 없어요.
    안되, 버리지 마세요. 저는 쓸 거예요.

    • JooyeonPark

      미국에 가지 마세요
      너를 기다릴 수 없어요.
      안돼, 버리지 마세요.

  • 나탈리아

    아직 이거 먹지 마세요! 더워요!
    Don’t eat this yet! It’s hot!

    자지 마세요! 아직 영화 안 끝냈어요.
    Don’t sleep! The movie didn’t finish yet.

    이상한 사람하고 말하지 마세요.
    Don’t talk with strangers.

    I’ve learned a lot in this level. 감사합니다!!

  • Fabrício Ferreira

    “오 그대여 가지 마세요! 나를 정말 떠나가나요.
    오 그대여 가지 마세요! 나는 지금 울잖아요…”

    Good times. 🙂

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    Is this correct
    1) Do you know how to drive a car?
    Cha-ga unjon-eun aarayo?
    Cha-ga unjo-neungoteun aarayo?

    Which one is correct. Gamsahabnida!

  • Angel

    wow! I finished lvl 2! excited to start lvl 3. its going to fly by! Gamsahamnida

  • Park Yami

    In which occasions do you add “하” before “지 마세요”?

    • Ella

      When the verb ends in 하다

    • Park Yami


  • Vichhai(계상)

    나를 혼자 떠나지 마세요.

  • yourippehdees

    다 문제들을 이야기 하지마세요.
    Stop telling me about all your problems.

    커피를 매우 마시지마세요. 히피가 뒬거예요.
    Stop drinking so much coffee. You will freak out.

    너 사진 찍을하지마세요!
    Don’t take my picture!

    밥이 더 있어요, 그래서 아직 이를 닦아지마세요.
    There’s  more food, so don’t brush your teeth yet.

    마침내 2단계를 다 긑았어요.
    Finally, I completely finished level 2.

  • Cherubiel Cherub

    기차역에서 저를 기다리지 마세요.
    음식이 상해요. 먹지 마세요.
    비가 와요 오늘 학교에서 걷지 마세요 버스로 가세요

  • Teleri

    하지마 and 가지마 were the first Korean phrases I learned – cause KPop & KDramas LOL

  • Edward Davison

    I love this lesson! I feel great about completing level 2 and now I know what to say to my two little sons when they’re misbehaving; 하지마세요!
    Thankyou 현우 and 경은! As a teacher myself I know the thrill of having helped someone to learn a thing which will change their life. This site and your podcasts are allowing me and my children to communicate more and more with my wife’s side of our family. I can’t thank you all enough for this:)

  • Kimberly

    I can’t open the PDF for this lesson (#30).

  • faiza

    이것 내지 마세요 , 제가 낼 거예요 >> don’t pay for that i will pay it
    시작하세요 , 망설이지 마세요 >> just start , don’t hesitate
    항상 웃어요 , 잊지 마세요 >> always smile , don’t forget that
    다시 한번 거짓말하지 마세요 >> don’t lie again
    이른 오세요 , 늦지 마세요 >> come early , don’t be late
    열심히 해야 돼요 , 포기지 마세요 >> you have to work hard , don’t give up
    선생님들이 절 잊지 마세요 그리고 도와 즈세요
    TTMIK 다 사랑해요 ^^

  • Malori Green

    배 아파요? 더 먹지 마세요!
    Your stomach hurts? Don’t eat more!

    네가 벌써 알아요? 잊어버리지 마세요!
    You already know? Don’t forget (it)!

    저기요! 그거 제 컴퓨터예요 그래서 저한테 가지지 마세요.
    Excuse me! That’s my computer so don’t take it from me.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    – 울지 마세요. 다 괜찮을 거예요. 좀 더 힘을 내세요.
    – 저랑 약속한 걸 잊지 마세요.

  • Maria

    먹지 마세요. 이거 보는 것 이상해요. -> don’t eat it. it looks weird.

  • 감사합니다

  • Thiago Souza


  • Hello, it seems like the link to the free pdf is not working?
    Can TTMIK moderator please help.

    Thank you very much

  • Seokjin Jin

    댓글 써 주셔서 감사합니다. ^^

    아주 많이 배우셨다니 저희도 기뻐요.

  • Chocobana

    감사합니다! 저는 TTMIK으로 많은 것들이 배웠어요. ^_^ 3번제 level 시작 할 거예요.

    (I wasn’t sure what to use for ‘level’ xD)

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    그 마시지 마세요! 맛없어요.

    감사합니다 TTMIK!!!!