Level 3 Lesson 10 / Before -ing / -기 전에

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In this lesson, we are looking at how to say “before doing something” or “before you do something” in Korean. The basic expression you need to learn first is “전에” which means “before”. Find out how to use it naturally in Korean sentences by listening to the audio lesson!

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  • Malori Green

    끝나기 전에 빨리 말할 거예요.

    공부하기 전에 오마이걸의 노래들이 들어봤어요.

    이 비디오 보기 전에 엘범이 사요.

  • faiza

    어제 한시 전에 잤어요 >> i slept before 1 o’clock yesterday
    십이월 전에 한국에 갈 게요 >> i’ll go to korea before december
    학교에 가기 전에 사과 먹어요 >> eat an apple before you go to school
    공부하기 전에 조금 잤어요 >> i slept a little bit before i study
    한국에 가기 전에 돈을 모을 거예요 >> i’ll collect money before i go to korea
    선생님 고맙고 도와주세요 ^^

  • Ashley 애슐리

    음악 듣기 전에 영화를 봤어요.
    들어가기 전에 약간 책을 읽을 거예요.
    쇼핑하기 전에 제 지갑을 찾아야 돼요.
    영화를 보러 가기 전에 간식이 사세요.
    이거 맞는건가요? 감사합니다 🙂

  • 감사합니다

  • guys i want to improve my hearing like i read well but when i hear them ” by them i mean my idols hahaha the boyband i love ” talk i’m like what what huh but when i hear the same talk with script i understand can someone tell me a way coz i want to learn so fast hahaha

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    한국이랑 일본은 집에 들어가기 전에 구두를 벗어야 돼요.
    영화가 시작되기 전에 햄버거랑 소다를 사 와.
    첫발표 전에 가슴이 너무 떨려서 물을 많이 마셨어.

    • Seokjin Jin

      한국이랑 일본으 > 첫 발표

    • Harvey Rivas Potot

      Thanks for your correction!! High-appreciated