Level 3 Lesson 1 / too much or very / 너무

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Welcome to Level 3, everyone! And congratulations on finishing Level 1 and Level 2. In this lesson, we are introducing an expression that is very commonly used, and in two opposite meanings, too. The expression is 너무 [neo-mu] and it can be used to mean both “very” in positive sentences and “too much” in negative sentences. Listen in to learn more about how it is used!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave us comments! Thank you!

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.

We have a dialogue prepared in 100% Korean based on all the lessons in Level 3. If you want to check how much you can understand before studying all of the Level 3 lessons, try listening to the dialogue here.


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  • weisefading

    does 키 also mean back as in the body part? and is the hanja this one 背?

  • faiza

    이 케이크 너무 맛있어요 , 뭐로 만들었어요 ?? = this cake is very delicious , how did you make it ??
    요즘 공부하서 너무 바빠요 . = these days i was very busy for studying
    어제 너무 피곤했어요 = yesterday i was too tired
    오늘 너무 추워요 = it’s very cold today

    • Helena Blažková

      뭐로 만들었어요? = rather than “How did you make it?” it’s like “What is it made of?”. The sentence is correct anyway! 😀

      I still didn’t do the -서 thing, so I’m not sure about the 2nd sentence, lol

      I believe that the last two sentences are just right! 😀

    • faiza

      I used 서 for showing the reason
      i was trying to say that i’m busy with studies
      thnks a lot 정말 감사합니다 ^^

  • Helena Blažková

    A: 이 의문 너무 어려워요. 도와주세요. (This question is too difficult. Help me, please.)

  • Malori Green

    ㅋㅋㅋ 이 오디오 너무 재미 있어요, 그런데 너무 짧아요!

    지금, TTMIK이랑, 제가 한국어를 너무 잘 해요 그래서 선생님들이 너무 너무 감사합니다~