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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  • 아야

    Does 혼나다 and 혼내다 has same meaning which is “to be scold / to scold” ?

    • Helena Blažková

      I think that 혼나다 means “to be scolded”, while 혼내다 means “to scold”.

      But I’m really not sure about this one. Someone correct me, if it’s wrong, please.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    퀴즈: 동생한테 혼났어요.
    예문–> 생일에 아빠한테 아무것도 안 받았어요.
    예문–> 숙제를 안 했어요. 그래서 선생님한테 혼났어요.

  • Amy Angeles

    동생한테 혼났어요. = I was scolded by my younger sibling.

  • 저는 할아버지한테서 선물을 받았어요. (I received a present from my grandfather.)
    여동생한테 때렸어요. (I was hit by my younger sister.)

    감사합니다~

  • Mary Wu

    이 문장은 맞아요?

    친구한테 선물을 줬어요.

  • Thwin Aung

    동생한테 혼났어요 – I was scolded by my brother.

  • Semitic akuma

    can you stop people saying examples .. they talk fast and not by the formal roles it’s hard

    • HANYO

      I suppose that’s the way we get familiar with the daily language, isn’t it? I find it extremely helpful. Plus, the two teachers always break those fast sentences down for us.

    • no it’s really hard since we are still beginners plus when they break down the sentences they like tell us things rules from future lessons so confusing but thank god they stopped hehe~

  • Semitic akuma

    감사합니다

  • Monkey Freak

    내가 이걸 e-mail한테 받았어요. Can someone please correct this. I am trying to say: I got this by e-mail.

  • 율리아나

    there is a thing that i can’t understand in the example number 4 and 5 the end of the sentences is the form for future? (ㄹ 거예요) and the meaning is “a little” past form?

    • Seokjin Jin

      You meant these two sentences, right?

      그건 전 남자친구한테서 받은 거예요. / 그 남자한테 얻을 건 별로 없을 거예요.

      The first sentence is in future tense. and the second sentence is in past tense.

  • AzRyan8

    동생한테 혼났어요.
    I was scolded by my younger sister/brother 🙂
    감사합니다

    • Kyeong-Eun Choi

      동생한테 혼났어요? ㅎㅎㅎ 왜 혼났어요? 🙂

    • Adia Burrows

      넌 웃겨요 ㅋㅋㅋ (did i say it right?)

  • Mile

    안녕하세요! ^^ Can somebody tell me if I got this right? 나 어제는 엄마한테를 얘기했어. (I talked to my mom yesterday) Thank you!

    • johan_oppa

      I think the most natural way would be “어제 엄마랑 (아니면 엄마하고) 얘기했어”.
      So it’s more like “talking with someone” rather than “talking to someone”. 🙂

  • Kenza

    동생한테 혼났어요 .
    Since it’s not logical to get scolded by one’s younger sibling , this sentence definitly means : I scolded my younger sibling .

  • Karlene Suncar

    Thankyou so much for using the Dominican Republic in one of your examples, I needed to know how to say it in Korean! SInce thats where my parents are from