Level 3 Lesson 4 / shall we…? + I wonder… / -(으)ㄹ까요?

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! We are having a look at something a little unique to the Korean language, which means that if you understand and know how to use this sentence ending, you can expand your Korean skills by a lot!!!

In Korean, when you want to say “Shall we do + something?” and when you want to say “I wonder if …”, you use the same sentence ending, which is -(으)ㄹ까요?

Listen in to find out how to use this ending, -(으)ㄹ까요?, in natural context, and as usual, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in the comment or e-mail us!

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Level 3 Lesson 4 / shall we…? + I wonder… / -(으)ㄹ까요?
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  • and why is there 이 after 누구 ?

  • 감사합니다

  • Shiny

    부산에 기차로 갈까요? Do you want to take the train to Busan?
    언젠가 우리는 다시 마날까요? I wonder if someday we’ll meet again.
    어제 식당을 찾아냈었까요? I wonder if they found the restaurant yesterday.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    -내일은 오카야마시에 가고 싶은데 날씨가 좋을까요? 아니면 비가 올까요?

  • Eva.

    안녕하세요,how r u guys well can u plzzzz tell me wats the different between 볼까요 and 볼거예요 ~~~ 정말 감사합니다 ,사랑합니다.

    • Alli Su

      볼까요 is when you’re inviting or asking if you should see something or look at something. 볼거예요 on the other hand is the future tense of 보다. present=봐요 past=봤어요 future=볼거예요

  • اسماء

    오늘 어머니가 학교에 갈까요?

    I wonder if my mother will go to school today! (To see what my lil brother did).

  • Aya

    오늘은 식당 앞에서 만날까요 ?