Level 3 Lesson 8 / to look like, to seem like / – 같아요

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안녕하세요! Welcome back to another TTMIK lesson! Here in this lesson, we are going to learn how to say that something looks like something else, or something seems to be in a certain state. Find out how to use the expression 같다 [gat-da] with nouns by listening to the audio lesson.


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  • Karla UM

    “you are like an animal” lol 경은언니 is so funny, i love her so much x’D you guys make learning korean so much fun!!
    I hope I can meet you guys when I visit korea next year…or if some day you go to Costa Rica ^_^ i’m officially inviting you all

  • b1gpotato

    i think i’m falling in love with her voice

  • VoldiPhil

    Hey, a short question to this lesson:

    In this example sentence:

    A하고 B는 같아요. [A-ha-go B-neun ga-ta-yo.] = A and B are the same

    You use the topicmarker as well as 하고 to say that to things are the same, whereas here:

    이거랑 이거랑 같아요? [i-geo-rang i-geo-rang ga-ta-yo?] = Are this and this the same?

    you use 랑 for both compared nouns. I don’t really understand why. :P

  • Michael

    If I wanted to say, “I’m going to go home and study Korean,” would it be correct to say, “저는 집에 가서 한국어를 공부할 거예요.”? Since “집” is relating to both 가서 (going home) and 공부할 거예요 (study at home), should it be “집에서” instead?
    감사합니다!

    • KyungHwa Sun

      “저는 집에 가서 한국어를 공부할 거예요.” is correct. =)

      “저는 집에서 한국어를 공부할 거예요.” means “I am going to study Korean at home.”

  • Sarah Muscutt

    How do you say “I feel like a bird, boat, frog, fish, idiot” etc? It seems different than what you guys are explaining…

  • Myla Rose

    For this question, “Is it similar to this?” Is it “이거랑 비슷해요?” / “이것랑 비슷해요?”

  • 알라나

    학교에서 제 친구는 제가 비슷한 옷 입고 있었어요

    probably incorrect because this sentence is tricky but i tried to use my brain ㅠㅠ

    • Seokjin Jin

      제가 비슷한 옷 입고 있었어요 > 저와 비슷한 옷을 입고 있었어요

  • Matt

    당신은 오늘에 좀비 같아요. 안 잤어요? = You are like a zombie today. Did you not sleep?
    저 여자는 신만아 같아요. 눈 비슷해요. = That woman looks like Shin Min Ah. The eyes are similar.
    그 개는 작은 악마 같아요! = That dog is like a little devil!

    감사합니다 for the lesson!

  • Peter

    호주 국기는 뉴질랜드 국기랑 아주 비슷해요. 그런데 호주랑 뉴질랜드랑 안 같아요.