Level 3 Lesson 21 / linking verbs / -는데, 명사 + -인데, 형용사 + -ㄴ데

안녕하세요! Now this is a lesson that a lot of you have requested! In this lesson we are looking at how “-는데” works in Korean. This is a verb ending that has a very wide variety of meanings, so this lesson is a little bit more lengthy than our other lessons. But we can promise you that if you listen through this lesson, you will learn a lot and your Korean sentences will become much more natural!


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Level 3 Lesson 21 / linking verbs / -는데, 명사 + -인데, 형용사 + -ㄴ데
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  • Tiana Walder

    내일 학교에 가야 되는데, 숙제 시작해야 돼요
    I have to go to school tomorrow, I have to start my homework.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Correct! 잘 했어요. 🙂

  • linnn

    해외팬인데 많이콘서트를 못 갔어요.
    I’m overseas fans, that’s why i can’t go for many concerts(which held in korea).
    Is is correct?

  • is 일요일인데 = 일요일이에요 +ㄴ데?
    i mean the 인 part

  • 감사합니다

  • TheFuzzeePanda

    어제 치구 랑 잡담인데, 전화 링있었어요. = Yesterday, I was chatting with my friend, when the phone rings.

    Is this correct?
    감사합니다 TTMIK!

  • Blenda Camargo

    As for songs with 는데, “Might Just Die” by History is full of it 🙂

  • Winston Bee Weng Ping

    Finally, i get to know what this mean. i keep heard the korean people saying this words.

  • Malori Green

    많이 숙제가 있는데 한국어를 공부하는 거 제가 항상 시간이 있어요~

    그 소녀가 나쁜 사람인데 아직 데이트 가요?

    아, 그거 제가 말하는데요? 어.. 제가 안 하는데요…

    야, 답답하는데!

  • 야신

    This lesson was very hard for me to understand. But i still made a sentence.

    어제 아침에서 버스를 놓치는데, 학교에서 늦었어요. (I missed the bus yesterday morning, and I was late for school).

    • 이찬웅

      어제 아침에 버스를 놓쳤는데 학교에 늦었어요
      어제 아침에 버스를 놓쳐서 학교에 늦었어요

    • 야신

      Thank you.

  • اسماء

    이 레슨 어려운데 열심히 공부하고 예문 볼 거예요.