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Core Grammar 2

Conjugation Core

One of your friends came to you and said ‘I punch you in your face’. However, now your world doesn’t use tenses at all so you have no way to find out if he is going to punch me in future or he is talking about the past event he punched me yesterday (yes, this … Read more

Wh-Questions 2

An alien warship is coming to destroy our planet Earth. They all are seriously sugar addicted and are extremely aggressive right now because they don’t have enough sugar in their alien coffee. Only you and your cat know this crisis and you have 5 minutes to disarm them. Fortunately, your cat is the guardian of … Read more

Wh-Questions

Somebody ate your favorite snack and you want to kill that person whoever it is.  There were only 2 people, so you asked ‘did you do this? ’. But what if there were  100 people instead of 2? You can interrogate each person one by one but asking the same question 100 times is really … Read more

Orders

Everybody agrees ordering and asking are different. However, in the grammatical manner, they often are similar. For example, if you said ‘please reconsider’, then it’s polite enough but technically you are ordering someone to do, not asking someone to do in grammar, By the way, I have a good question. isn’t ‘Don’t tell me what … Read more

Questions

Making a question in Korean language. Can’t be easier than anything. By the way, I have only one question for ya. ARE YOU REEEEEEEAAAADY 😎😎😎🙌🙌🙌 Drop the question mark.       Making Questions in Korean language That’s it. That’s everything you need to know for making a question with 해요 speech style. Make a … Read more

Nominalization

Learn is a verb. It always needs a subject like I learn or you learn. This is what we’ve learned so far. But how can we make that in the Korean language?       Nominalization in Korean Language ‘learn’ is a verb. So, ‘learn is good’ sounds a bit weird. It’s because the sentence … Read more

Great Past

Yes, the title wasn’t a typo. It’s not the perfect tense, it is the great past [대과거] in the Korean language. I always thought this term has some dignity itself like great power. Great power… comes with great responsibility. And, the great past… comes with, you know, conjugation as always lol.       Great … Read more

Progressive Tense

I know what you think… ‘Hey Jun, present tense already has a progressive function’. Why do we need it? And you have to think twice. 1st, there are future 2nd, progressive (will be doing), 3rd, past progressive (was doing). So you are going to learn progressive tense + tenses in Korean Language       … Read more

Future & Intention

Future tense in Korean language was too vague because it was mixed up with guesses. So, I’m going to teach you how to make it so clear.       intention + Future in Korean Language To make a clear future description, you can use ‘‘ㄹ게요’ conjugation. It’s more similar to the English future tenses … Read more

Future & Guess

Have you ever thought that ‘be going to’ is a bit weird? For example, if you say ‘I’m going to think about it’, it really doesn’t mean you’re actually going somewhere to think unless you have some thinking chamber 😂😂😂. future tense in Korean language is also super weird.   By the way, let’s imagine … Read more

Past Tense

One day, you were traveling. You traveled a long way to climb 2 mountains. You spent hours traveling. And, at the moment when you finally arrived at the mountains, You realized the 2 mountains represent the past journey. Probably you are wondering what kind of crap I’m talking about 😂😂😂. But this is important because … Read more

있다 Verb

Before the 2rd edition of Core Grammar, I considered 있다 as one of major word types. It’s that important and that’s why I spend a whole tutorial on a single word. This is the vocabulary you really need to make your Korean language really natural and fluent.       있다 As Location 있다 hsa … Read more

Present Tense

If you think about the English present tense, it’s odd sometimes because it really doesn’t mean something is happening right now. For example, ‘I study Korean’ doesn’t mean that you are studying Korean right now. So, technically it’s not the present. (and… second thought, you are studying Korean right now with me, so maybe it’s … Read more

Dropped Components

When are sentence structure or sentence patterns important in the Korean language? This is the secret hidden answer that you are looking for. Because we, native Koreans, make anything disappear. But, this is too powerful. Too powerful enough to make an accident that I made my self-esteem disappear. So, be careful with this mighty power. … Read more

Sentence Structures 2

So, we know sentence structures aren’t very important in Korean language. However, learning about sentence structures is still very useful. Perhaps you are thinking like ‘hey, Jun you said those aren’t important but why do you want me to learn it now?’. Well… I’m sorry 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.       Basic Structures in Korean Language Even … Read more

Plurals

If you talk to native Koreans, you can easily notice that they don’t use plural forms. For example, if I saw many books, then I’d certainly say ‘there are many book’, not ‘books’. Then, doesn’t it mean that Korean language has pluralization? What does the real Korean language do?     Korean language & Plural … Read more

Titles

If you use some pronouns such as ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘you’, it can be extremely rude in the Korean language when you have a conversation with anyone. There’s a big cultural difference between English and Korean language. Then, what should we do?       Pronouns in Korean Language Native Koreans use some nouns instead … Read more

Pronouns

Don’t use ‘you’ in the Korean language. Why? Because it’s awfully rude. I’ve seen so many students make this mistake and I guess so many textbooks or tutorials taught you not very natural Korean such as ‘당신’. But not on my watch, this Korean pronouns tutorial won’t let any mistake happen to you. Only Korean … Read more

Negative

In the modern world, humans finally found the most important question that protects themselves from every artificial intelligence : Are you a robot? Today, we are going to learn how to answer the question properly in the Korean language to defeat AIs. Sorry robots.       Negative in Korean Language How do you make … Read more

Possessives

IT’S MINE, IT’S MIIIINE HIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHI. Yes I thought that’s a proper opening of this chapter 😉. You can guess what we are going to learn, right? Yes, it’s possessive in the Korean language.       Of in Korean Language First, let’s declare your possession in a fancy formal way. Maybe you won’t use it … Read more

Adverbs

Adverbs may not be necessary for speech but it always makes our speech more clear and richer. ‘She smiles at me’, ‘ She beautifully smiles at me’. Just like this. Just one adverb can make a sentence richer. That’s adverbs. In English, mostly you can make adverbs by adding ‘ly’. Then how do we make … Read more

Adjectives & Adjective Modifier

What is the difference between ‘study’ and ‘smart’? Yes, study is an action and smart is a status. And also you need the verb ‘be’ for ‘smart’. However, it’s quite different in the Korean language. So, here is the quick question. Try to find the correct explanation for Korean adjectives.   The Korean language doesn’t … Read more

Word Types & Dictionary Form

When you use a translator, native Koreans find it out really fast no matter what sentence you translate. How is that possible? How can they know? Does the Korean language have some secrets we don’t know?       Dictionary Form in Korean Language When you look up some Korean words or when you use … Read more

Honorific & Formality

In many languages, formal often means being polite. So, many students try to learn the formal Korean language. However, in the Korean language, being formal doesn’t always mean being polite. Formality and politeness are 2 separate things in the Korean language. How is that possible?       What’s Honorific? First, let’s talk about honorifics. … Read more

Speech Styles & 해요

If you say ‘나는 점심 먹었다’ which means ‘I had lunch’, it can be very rude to some person even though it only means ‘I had lunch’. That is odd. How can this simple sentence cause a problem in the Korean language?       Guess Time Before we start, I’m going to give you … Read more

Sentence-closing Ending

I’ll give you a sentence : ‘I’m sorry I love you’. Now add period marks where you want. 2 period marks will make it warm and sweet : ‘I’m sorry. I love you.’ A single period mark perhaps will make it super sad or super creepy : ‘I’m sorry I love you.’ Adding punctuation in … Read more

Markers

In the previous tutorial, you learned how Korean language makes sentences and why you can put any words in any position. It was pretty magical, wasn’t it? And I briefly mentioned how it’s possible. Today, we are going to dive deeper for the details.       Guess Here is the quick question! How do … Read more

Sentence Structure

The most basic thing about grammar of any language is sentence structures. Sentence structures are like Subject + Verb + Object. ‘I like girls’, ‘you like boys’, blah blah blah. However, it can be really boring even though it’s not so hard. But I promise, Korean language, it would be super duper different and interesting … Read more

Korean Grammar : Core (Real Korean Grammar)

core Korean grammar

Core Korean Grammar This is super duper important. Reading this will help you learn Korean faster with Core Grammar Course. How To Learn Korean Triple Faster Well, of course, this course has great text examples, great audio examples, awesome explanations, why you have to learn Korean and blah blah blah. I’m not going to talk … Read more