Level 3 Lesson 6 / future tense / -(으)ㄹ 거예요 vs -(으)ㄹ게요

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안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are looking at one more way of talking about the future. In addition to -(ㅇ)ㄹ 거예요, which we already introduced in Level 2 Lesson 1, there is another form that you will often here in everyday spoken Korean, which is -(으)게요.

Listen in to find out how these two are different and why it is important to know the difference!

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  • 스펜서

    저는 재작년 여름 연세대에 한 학기동안 다녔었는데요. 이 욉싸이트를 알게 된지 2~3주 밖에 안되었는데도 벌써 연세대의 한국어 수업을 들었을때보다 문법에 대한 도움을 많이 받은거같네요. 이번 녹음을 듣기 전에, ‘-(으)ㄹ 거예요’ 와 ‘-(으)ㄹ게요’는 초급 같은 문법이라도, 어떻게 다른지 정확히 몰랐어요. 감사드리고 싶군요. 계속해서 재미있고 유익한 녹음을 해주시기를 바랍니다.

  • cynyee

    Hmm.. they both looks similar but I am already clear about it after your explanation.
    감사합니다! 화이팅! ^^

  • Claira

    first time trying dialog sentences. ah, i love making sentences now, though they may not be 100% correct. :)

    A: 오늘은 오빠가 생일이에요. (Today is my brother’s birthday.)
    B: 아, 그래요? 저도 갈게요. (Ah, is that so? I will come too.)

    A: 빅뱅이 그리고 에픽하이가 노래는 것을 너무 좋아요! (Big Bang and Epik High’s songs are very nice!)
    B: 진짜? 나 듣을게요. (Really? I will listen to it then.)

    A: 너, 자야되요. (You should sleep.)
    B: 네, 나중에 잘게요. (Yes, I will sleep later.)

    감사합니다! :)

  • Elle

    A: 김밥을 먹고 싶어요!
    B: 시장에서 김밥을 살게요.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      살게요. > 살 거예요.

      >살게요 is still okay but 살 거예요 is more natural.

  • Oliver

    “there is another form that you will often here in everyday ”
    should be
    “there is another form that you will often hear in everyday”

  • Kevin Han

    친구: 스페인어 배우고 싶어요! 캐빈 씨는, 어디에서 배우는 거 아세요?
    나: 왜 스페인어 배우고 싶어요? 한국어 더 좋고 재미있어요.
    친구: 정말요? 몰랐어요. 그럼, 제가 한국어를 배울 게요.
    나: 좋아요!
    친구: 그럼 저는 한국어 수업을 학교에서 들을 거예요.
    나: 아니요. TalkToMeInKorean.com 학교 보다 더 좋아요.
    친구: 진짜요? TalkToMeInKorean.com에서 한국어를 배울 게요. 감사합니다!
    나: 괜찮아요.

  • Sarah Cole

    If someone asked me:
    내일 뭐 할 거예요?

    And I responded:
    친구를 만날 거예요.
    That is a more decisive statement versus saying:
    친구를 만날 게요.
    Where in that case, you might be inviting the asking person’s opinion as if to say: “is this all right?” or “what do you think?”

  • JUN

    네, 가끔, 헷갈렸어요.
    거의 비슷하네요 ! ㅋㅋ
    알았어요! 아무리 날마다 공부를 열심히 할게요. :) :)
    화이팅 ! :) :)

  • Marité Freire

    Both forms are similar but I think it´s not difficult to distinguish between them.
    Thank you for your explanation! :)

  • Noémie

    A: 이 책을 정말 좋아에요!
    B: 그래요? 읽을게요.

    • Trần Thanh Hải

      좋아에요 -> 좋아해요

      Nice sample!

  • Odette

    At around 7:35, 현우 was saying -을게요 is written one one, but often said another way. I’m confused about that. Was he just saying some people make a harder ㄱ sound? Or people pronounce it as if i were spelt differently? What would the spelling be of the way most people say it (I know it wouldn’t be spelt this way, but just so I can see how people are saying it)?

  • André Norberg

    지금은, 자 잘게요.
    아니요! TTMIK으로 공부하세요!
    오케이, 자 할게요.

  • Astri

    ㄹ게요 and ㄹ께요

    Are they have similar mean?

  • Vinnu

    Thank you for the lesson!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks! 고마워요!

  • Omnia Mohamed

    A: 지금 뭐 해요?
    B: 지금 저 일 할 게요
    A: 근데 저는 배 고파요
    B: 그래요? 우리 음식점에 갈 까요?
    A: 네 ^_^

    • Seokjin Jin

      지금 저 일 할 게요 > 지금 저 일 할 거예요.
      근데 저는 배 고파요 > 근데 저는 배고파요.
      우리 음식점에 갈 까요? > 우리 음식점에 갈까요?

  • John Roseberry

    후에 화장실 갔는데 반지를 낄게요.

    After I go to the bathroom, then I will put on the ring if you don’t mind.


    • Seokjin Jin

      Nice try but let me correct it into natural sentence.

      화장실에 간 후에 반지를 낄게요.

    • John Roseberry


  • Jham

    Thank you for the lesson :)

  • Derek Stone

    친구: 배 불러요! 피자 너무 먹었어!
    나: 아! 조금 아직 있어요! 먹을게요..
    친구: 네, 괜찮아요!

  • Francesco Colléter

    “안돼요! 지금은 먹지 마세요. 조금만 기다려 주세요…”
    “알았어요, 아홉시에 먹을게요…”

  • Katherine Traylor

    That was a great explanation of something I’d never heard before. This is going to take a long time to learn. -_- 감사합니다!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. :) I am pleased to know that it helped you!

  • Shy Unicorn ♡

    정말요? 다시 노래할게요 ~!

    • Seokjin Jin


  • *^o^*

    what is the different between 거에요 vs. 거예요 ?

  • Brandon Ho

    아들: 내이 저는 학겨에 갈게요!
    엄마: 네. 버스에서 조심해!

    • 애슐리

      Its 학교에 :)

  • Giada Quatrini

    그 핸드폰은 나뻐요.
    괜찮아, 안살 게요

    • KyungHwa Sun

      안 좋아요 sounds more natural than 나빠요 in this case. =)

    • Giada Quatrini

      감사합니다 ^^

  • Cherubiel Cherub

    -저녁 5시 전에 대화 할게요
    -오늘 비가 많이 와요, 안 나가요
    네, 안 나갈게요
    – 오늘 뭐 할 거예요?
    친구 만나러 카페에 갈 거예요

  • hwayoung

    what is the difference between 게 and 께
    like 할게 , 할께
    in kdramas when they are talking in informal language they say 께 (할께-갈께-올께) alot ,is it different from 게??

  • Matt

    저도 저기에 찾아갈게요. = I will visit there too. (If you suggest it.)
    엄마. 저는 학교를 그만둘게요. = Mom. I am going to quit school. (what do you thing about it?)
    저는 이것 먹을게요. = I will eat that. (If you don’t mind.)

    감사합니다 for the lesson.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Good job! :)

  • Peter

    내일 일곱 시쯤 전화할게요. 집에 있을 거예요?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Perfect! 잘 쓰셨어요.

  • Esat Armağan Kaymaz

    그 사람은 벌써 왔어요, 저도 만날게요.

    He is already here, i’ll meet too.

    • Seokjin Jin

      저도 만날게요 > 저도 만날 거예요

  • Wan Ling Jaw

    인사 부탁드릴게요

    is the above sentence usually used by interviewer to interviewee asking them to introduce themselves?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Yes. Mainly it is used in TV shows. Reporters use that expression when they ask celerbrities to introduce themselves to the viewers.

  • 나탈리아

    언젠가 You Are Here Cafe에서 TTMIK 팀 만날게요.
    Someday I will meet TTMIK team in the You Are Here Cafe (if they want to).

    오늘 밤 치즈로 피자를 먹을게요.
    I will eat cheese pizza tonight (if you don’t mind).

    오빠랑 영화표 두 개 살게요.
    I will buy two movie tickets with my older brother (if you don’t mind).

    감사합니다! :)

  • Nawal

    안녕하세요 여러분

    여기 내 문장이에요 ”오늘의 공부는 것 벌써 끝났어요. 그래서 무한도전 볼 게요.” (I finished my studies for the day, so I’m going to watch Infinite challenge )


    감사합니다 TTMIK 팀 ^^