Level 5 Lesson 2 / -시- (honorific) / -시-, 하시다

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Welcome everybody to the 2nd lesson of Level 5. In this lesson we are going to introduce how the honorific suffix -시- [-si-] is used in “politer” and “more formal” situations. Even if this is the first time you have heard about this “honorific suffix”, you probably have already seen some expressions before that have this word -시- in them, such as 안녕하세요, 안녕히 가세요 or 주세요. Thank you for studying Korean with us!! Enjoy!

You can view a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Katherine Traylor

    너무 너무 어려워요… ㅠ ㅠ

  • Eman

    아빠님께서 바빠세요.그래서 안 해요.
    아빠분께서 바빠세요.그래서 안 해요.

    when should I use 님 and 분 ?

    It’s really difficult )':
    It’d be great if there were sample sentences
    Thank you so much

  • Kampy

    Oh, I always wondered about this grammar. Thanks for explaining!