Level 2 Lesson 7 / “to” someone, “from” someone / 한테, 한테서

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안녕하세요! ^_^In this lesson, let us learn how to say ‘to’ someone, and ‘from’ someone. To say “to someone” or “from someone”, you can use the words 한테 [han-te] and 한테서 [han-te-seo]. Listen in and learn how to use these words in the right context.

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  • cath_okay

    I love you guys so much, I am learning a lot. Thanks for everything. But those armpit sample sentences were too awful for me. I just had to fast forward, I couldn’t handle it.

  • Ashley

    우란씨한테 그것 사과 주었어.

    ” I gave that apple to 우란”

  • Yrrej Bojo

    Hey there!

    I got a question…

    the past tense of “받다” is “받었어요” right????

    Then why is it different in the sample sentence??

    Please help.. i’m confused :(

  • Rishabh Manocha

    Fue así: 동생한테 혼났어요. (Me regañó mi hermanito.) ?

    Responden por favor porque no estoy muy seguro. Saludos desde la India! :)

  • http://helpmeteacher.blogspot.com Kate

    동생한태 혼났어요. Either “I scolded my younger sibling” or “My younger sibling scolded me,” but probably the former in most contexts. : ) 저는 동생 너무 많이 있어요!

  • Rachel

    One of the sample sentences saying:
    란: 그건 전 남자친구한테서 받은 거예요.
    [geu-geon jeon nam-ja-chin-gu-han-te-seo ba-deun geo-ye-yo.]
    = That one? I received it from my ex-boyfriend.
    전 남자친구 [jeon nam-ja-chin-gu] = ex-boyfriend
    받다 [bat-da] = to receive
    Question: received (past tense) = 받은 거예요 (future tense) ?

  • JZ

    how to say “i learn korean form the internet” or “you learn korean from where” ?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Hi. I don’t know what you wanted to mean with the “Korean form”. Is it “from”?
      If so, it will be 저는 인터넷으로 한국어를 배웠어요. / 한국어를 어디에서 배웠어요?

  • afham azman

    동생한테 혼났어요. I scolded my younger sister/brother??

    • Seokjin Jin

      I was scolded by my younger sister. :)

  • Holger

    Wow. Impressive. Today I learned a new english word. And needless to say: I worked as an english teacher. Never ever heard the word “to scold sbd.” You must be heroes in English. And I feel like zero.

  • dramabunster

    I think Seokjin songsengnim said,
    “I scolded my younger sibling.”

    • Seokjin Jin

      I was scolded by my younger sister. :)

    • dramabunster


  • Aaron Brown

    저는 내일 친구 한테서 변지 하고 선물를 받을거예요 —- “I will receive a letter and a present from a friend tomorow”

    저의가는 저의고양이한테 맛았어요—— “My dog was beaten up by my cat”

    누구한테서 선물 이에요? 뭐안에 있어요? ——- “who is this gift from? …What is in it? … ”

    I hope i didn’t totally butcher these, I thought I’d give it a shot :)!

    • Seokjin Jin

      친구 한테서 변지 하고 선물를 받을거예요 > 친구한테서 편지하고 선물을 받을 거예요

      저의가는 저의고양이한테 맛았어요 > 제 개는 제 고양이한테 맞았어요.

      누구한테서 선물 이에요? 뭐안에 있어요? > 누구한테서 받은 선물이에요? 안에 뭐가 있어요?

  • mariam

    동생한테 혼났어요 .. . I was scolded by my younger sister or younger brother …
    i have question … when we change the verbs to past by adding (으)ㄴ
    shouldn’t we change the finals if it ㄷ to ㄹ like 듣다 – 들은 .
    why we don’t change the ㄷ in the example 그건 전 남자친구한테서 받은 거예요.
    why is not 그건 전 남자친구한테서 발은 거예요.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Some verbs are conjugated by irregular rules. Please check the link below:

    • mariam

      thank you so much ,i was looking for that

  • joey


    “I was scolded by my younger sibling.”

  • Baitham

    What is meaning of “chowayo” and “wajayo” which using by “Khwo’un shii” again and again during lesson. i.e. “nay chowayo” and “nay wajayo”
    ..as far as I gt is “Yes I like it”or “that’s good”
    Please write me back correct words for this in Korean as well.

    • 지경

      I know I’m late, but Kyeong-eun was saying 네 좋아요 (neh, jo-ah-yo), meaning “yes, (that’s) good” and 맞아요 (ma-ja-yo), meaning “(that’s) correct” or “(that’s) right.”

  • MSHI

    동생한테 혼났어요. 맞아요?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kristinejoy.catan.7 Kristine Joy Catan

    I’m scolded by my younger sister.
    마자요? 석진 선생님?

    • Seokjin Jin

      맞아요. ^^ Good job!

    • Loïc Laccomoff Faes

      Excuse-me charming girl, may I know how you new that verb? Did you learn it somewhere or, do you look in a dictionary when there’s a new word you did’t know? Something…? Hahaha
      Thank youuuu ~

    • Aigerim Nussupova

      As for me, I usually spell what I hear. And if I am not sure, look up in the dictionary. this time I was sure cause it was easy to spell from just listening to it.

  • 나하린

    동생한테 혼났어요

  • Ninja Queen

    “동생한테 혼았어요” – “I was scolded by my younger sibling.”

    • Seokjin Jin

      혼았어요 > 혼났어요


    • Ninja Queen

      오… 감사합니다 선생님.

  • Houyam

    I was scolded by my younger sister (or brother)

  • Ana Camila Bringel

    그 휴대폰은 내 엄마한테 팔았어요.
    I’ve sellen that cell phone to my mom.
    맞아요, 성생님?

  • Hunter Lind

    from the PDF:

    란: 그건 전 남자친구한테서 받은 거예요.
    [geu-geon jeon nam-ja-chin-gu-han-te-seo ba-deun geo-ye-yo.]
    = That one? I received it from my ex-boyfriend.

    How come the Hangeul is in future tense but the English is in past tense? I’m an amateur so I’m probably missing something!

    • http://twitter.com/jetz531 jetz

      I’d like to know the answer to this as well. 선생님 도와 주세요!

    • Guest

      Teacher, Help me, please!

    • http://twitter.com/jetz531 jetz

      I was referring to Hunter Lind’s question – I wanted the answer to that as well, hence, I asked for help: 선생님 도와 주세요!

    • Seokjin Jin

      받은 거예요, actually this expression is in past tense but not in future tense.
      The future tense sentence will be like this:
      그건 전 남자친구한테서 받을 거예요.

  • Jean-Philippe Defrenne

    Kyeong eun said “경미씨 감사합니다”. I’m confused . what did she meant? Did she meant that she is thankful or appreciate the fact that 경미 got dumped?…

    • Julie

      I think she just wanted to thank 경미 for her sample sentence.

  • Ashley Heil

    Hello, so I’m having trouble understanding how this sentence: 그 남자한테 얻을 건 별로 없을 거예요 is translated to “You won’t be getting much out of him”. What does the 얻을 mean, and did we learn that yet? I figured the nam cha means him, and does geo mean you? and is the 없을 거예요 just the future tense of “to not exist?” thank you for the help!

  • June Law

    동생한테 헌났어요.
    I was scolded by my younger silbling.

  • Sorcha

    Could someone please tell me if I’ve the particles and word order right in this sentence?
    어제는 제 생일이었어요. 그래서 진구가 저한테 선물 줬어요. My birthday was yesterday, so my friend gave me a present.
    Thank you in advance :)

    • hillary

      어제 제 생일이에요. 그래서 친구가 저한테 선물 줬어요.

  • Julie

    동생한테 혼났어요 = I was scolded by my younger sibling

  • KidCannabiz

    Hello, can i use 한테 / 한테서 for department? Like lotte?

  • Paula Cho

    친구가 나한테서 내일 선물 받을거에요
    이거 맞아요?
    Correct me if I’m wrong ☺

  • hillary

    그건 전 남자친구한테서 받은 거예요

    how did you chang 받다 to 받은 거예요 ?

  • crooked-seoul

    roughly, i scolded “to” my little sibling. his brother probably thought he was above getting them hands but thats none of my business.

  • maga

    선생님한테서 많이 배웠어요
    It should mean: I learnt a lot from this teacher.

    • Seokjin Jin

      “이 선생님한테서 많이 배웠어요”

      If you want to emphasize “this teacher”, it is good to add 이 in front of 선생님.