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

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

    Thanks for the explanation. Very clear. But using it correctly is another story, isn’t it?
    Thank you again.

  • Malori Green

    우아! 이거 먹을 거예요.
    아, 아니요! 이거 매워요!
    진짜? 이거 안 먹을 게요!

  • faiza

    A:파티에 친구랑 올게요 >> A: i’ll go to the party with my friend
    B: 아니요 ~ 친구랑 오지 마세요 >> B: no ~ don’t come with your friend
    A:알았어요 !! 혼자 올게요 >> A: i got it !! I’ll come alone
    선생님 때문에 세숙제 할게요 >> because of the teacher i’ll do three homework
    제가 잘 거예요 >> i’m going to sleep
    몸이 많이 아파요 근데 학교에 갈 거예요 >> i’m so sick but i’ll go to school
    선생님들 도와주세요 ^^

  • Màgda Gejnevall

    okay so let’s say your leaving your friend’s house and you don’t really want to stay but you feel they might want you to. If you say 저 갈 거예요, is that rude then? If you don’t really have a reason to (other than you don’t want to stay) is that considered rude?

  • i can’t believe we are at lvl 3 and yet to teach us the how are you and nice to meet you hehe~

  • i love lvl 3 i think it’s coordinate right better than lvl2

  • 감사합니다

  • 야신

    저는 내일 스마트폰을 살게요 (If that’s alright) I will buy a smartphone tomorrow.

  • haru

    This was a really great lesson, it’s sort of a difficult concept but the lesson is very clear and helpful! 🙂

    I don’t know if this will help anyone else, but one trick I use to help remember the difference between -(으)ㄹ 게요 and -(으)ㄹ 거예요 is this…-(으)ㄹ 게요 is the ending where you’re checking on the reaction of the other person/changing plans b/c of other person… the geh-yo reminds me of “kay” in OK–so if it’s “OK” with you, I will go/study/meet/etc. etc.

    On the other hand, -(으)ㄹ 거예요 I remember the 예 (yeh)–emphasis on the “y” sound in “yeh” and “You”–You’re announcing Your plans, or You’re thinking of You (and Your plans are unchanged). I don’t know, it’s weird, but it helps me, maybe it will help someone else. 🙂

  • Aya

    지금 어디예요 ? 저는 커피를 만들게요 !