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.

  • Esat Armağan Kaymaz

    나의 아버지는 슈퍼맨 같아요.

    My father is like superman.

  • Asha

    저 자동차 하고 그 자동차 비슷해요 that car looks like this car
    제랑 아버지랑 얼굴를 같아요 i look like my father

    • JooyeonPark

      Good job! :)
      “저는 아버지 닮았어요” is what we usually say that in Korean!
      Hope it’s helpful!

    • Asha

      네 너무 감사합니다 :)

  • 산티아고

    저 남자는 여자 같아요.
    That man is like a girl :P

    • Seokjin Jin

      Correct!

  • Gavin Ng

    내 친구가 호란기 같아요. My friend is like a tiger

    이거음식하고 그거음식은 같아요. This food is the same compared to that food.

    너의목소리하고 그녀의목소리는 비슷해요. Your voice is similar to her voice.

  • Sena Rainey

    한자는 칸지하고 비슷해요.
    Hanja is similar to kanji.

  • Katie Garcia

    우리 고양이는 사람 같아요. Our cat is like a person.

    소주는 보드카하고 비슷해요. Soju is similar to vodka.

    감사합니다 TTMIK :)

    • JooyeonPark

      우와! 완벽해요!
      감사합니다! 화이팅 :)

    • Katie Garcia

      주연 씨, 감사합니다!

  • Alice Tan

    안녕하세요! How do you say “My friends says I look like ______”?