Level 3 Lesson 24 / 르 irregular / 르 불규칙

Download Available

안녕하세요! We have another lesson on irregular verb conjugations in Korean today! Today we are talking about the 르 irregular, which you can find in verbs like 모르다 (to not know), 고르다 (to pick), etc.

This is one of the “easier” irregularities in Korean. Listen in to find out more about it and hear sample phrases. Be sure to pick up the free PDF as well!

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.

Level 3 Grammar Textbook and Workbook

We’ve made the Level 3 lessons even better and published them as a grammar textbook! The grammar textbook itself is filled with very effective comprehension questions, but you can practice even further with our workbook for Level 3. Both are available now on our online bookstore.

 Blank white book w/path

  • Esat Armağan Kaymaz

    저는 이 물건을 날랐어요.
    I carried this item.

    • JooyeonPark

      네 맞아요! 🙂

  • Matt

    여러분 축가 불렀어요. = Everyone chanted the anthem.

    감사합니다 for the lesson.

    • JooyeonPark

      모두 다 축가를 불렀어요.

      Thanks! 🙂

    • Matt

      아이고. 저가 안 가까웠어요… = Ugh. I wasn’t even close …

      감사합니다 for the corrections!

  • César Duarte

    저는 보호소에서 고양이를 골랐어요.

    • Seokjin Jin

      잘 썼어요! Great job!

  • Jeeztiff

    일은 이렇게 됀줄 몰랐어요.
    I didn’tK know thing would turn out like this.

    민호 씨는 일 하는게 너무 빨라서 팀장님은 민호 씨를 진짜 좋아해요 .
    The manager really like Minho because he works really fast.

    Thank you for correction!!
    수고하셨습니다 !~

  • Lloyd

    TTMIK 선생님들이 안녕하세요! 오래동안 TTMIK로 공부했는데 오늘부터 커멘트 남길거예요. 이번 레슨 (처음) 커멘트:

    한국에 5년 살았는데 시간이 너무 빨리 가네요! 시간이 너무 빨라서 무서워요…

  • Pingback: Korean log #3 – 난 너와는 달라 | My Korean Log()

  • Peter

    기차는 빠르지만, 비행기는 더 빨라요.
    Trains are fast, but planes are faster.

    빠른 차가 좋아서 페라리를 골랐어요.
    I picked the Ferrari because I like fast cars.

    거북이를 기르고 있는 사람이 몰라요.
    I don’t know anyone who has a turtle (as a pet).

  • Asha

    Can we say :
    머리 길러요 ?? Well like when you say I leave my hair to grow ?
    I heard this once but am not sure if it is 길데 or another word !!! Can you help me plz 🙂 thanx 🙂

  • 안녕하세요. PDF 래선의 title 맞지않아요. The title says “Word builder 1″instead of “르 irregular / 르 불규칙” 🙂


  • Thomas Osekowsky


    In the lesson, you mentioned that the 르 verbs ONLY takes on this irregular double ㄹ form when they have the endings 아/어/여요, 아/어/여서, and 았/었/였어요, and in ALL other cases they do not take on this form.

    However, one example given in the workbook is “Even though I call, there is no answer.” The translation given in the answer key is, “불러도 대답이 없어요.” In this case 부르다 also take on this irregular double ㄹ form when it ends in ~도.

    So, does this apply to all 르 verbs ending with ~도? For example, 달라도 길러도 골라도 눌러도 골라도 ect.

    If so, I think you should make a change in the lesson to include ~도 to the irregular form, because it was mentioned explicitly in the lesson that the irregular form ONLY applies to the three endings mentioned above. Unless 불러도 is a specific exception…