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모르겠어요 vs 몰라요 in Korean

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Hi guys! It’s your Korean teacher Jun. Native Koreans sometimes say ‘몰라요’ for ‘I don’t know’ and sometimes say ‘모르겠어요’. Both seems to have a same meaning but what’s the differences between 몰라요 and 모르겠어요? Even it’s so confusing! Don’t worry because you have me here! We are going to learn 모르다 vs 모르겠다 in … Read more

49. Korean Conjunctive Conjugations

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In this lesson, you will learn the most common Korean conjunctive conjugations. LOL title is so long. It would be easier and better if you understand the Korean conjunction system first. Conjunctive Conjugations Some Korean conjugations have only a conjunctive conjugation form. You can’t be use them alone. It must be attached to a verb … Read more

48. Common Korean Conjunctions 2

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In this lesson, you will learn the most common Korean conjunctions. 그런데 / -ㄴ데 그런데 is the opposite of 그래서 in the previous lesson. It’s used to describe the opposite or different fact. It can be translated as ‘but’ or ‘though’ or ‘even though’ or ‘although’. But it’s often used to describe a reason of … Read more

47. Common Korean Conjunctions 1

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In this lesson, you will learn the most common Korean conjunctions. Common Korean Conjunctions In this lesson, you will learn the most basic and common Korean conjunctions that you must need to understand and speak Korean. I’m not going to explain them too much because it will slow you down too much but after this … Read more

46. Korean Conjunctions

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In this lesson, you will learn how to understand Korean conjunctions and how it works. Korean Conjunctions Korean conjunctions have 2 types. One is conjunctive conjugations, another is conjunctive adverbs. So technically, Korean grammar doesn’t have ‘conjunctions’ in a same way as English does.   In today lesson, we will focus on the way how … Read more

45. Common Korean Postpositions

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In this lesson, you will learn the most basic and common Korean prepositions (postpositions actually). Most Common Korean Prepositions You’ve learned 에 Prepositions and how it works in previous lessons. But, of course, there are many common Korean prepositions that aren’t based on 에. Today you will learn the most basic and common Korean prepositions. … Read more

44. Prepositions With 에(e)

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In this lesson, you will learn Korean 에(e) prepositions and basic prepositions. You Must Remember Korean language doesn’t have prepositions. It has post-positions but I wrote preposition to help you understanding. Differences By Languages Postpositions are something very difficult to learn because it reflects the features of each language very well. For example, Korean postposition … Read more

43. Preposition And Postposition

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In this lesson, you will learn how to understand Korean prepositions (postpositions) and basic prepositions. No Prepositions I wrote preposition but actually Korean grammar doesn’t have prepositions. It has postpositions instead of prepositions. Both are almost same. I wrote prepositions to help you understand what you are learning in this lesson.   At lesson 5 … Read more

42. How Many / Much Questions : 얼마나

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In this lesson, you will learn how make to make how Many / Much questions with ‘How’ 얼마나. How Many / Much Questions with 하다 Verb 얼마나 이다 question is used to ask amount of something with questions ‘how adjective question’ or ‘how long verb question’ or ‘how many / much question’. 얼마 is ‘How … Read more

41. How Do Questions

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In this lesson, you will learn how to make How Do questions with ‘How’ 어떻게. How Do Questions with 하다 Verb 어떻게 is an interrogative for methods or manners. English use ‘How’ for amount, quality and method at same time. Korean grammar separates them into two.   You must not drop the subject to say … Read more

40. What Questions : 무엇 / 뭐

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In this lesson, you will learn how make to make what questions with ‘what’ 무엇 or 뭐. What is -? : – 뭐예요? 뭐 means ‘what’ in Korean. 뭐예요 question uses ‘뭐’ as an object and native Koreans use 뭐예요 question when the subject is not identified or they really don’t know what the hell … Read more

39. Where Questions : 어디

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In this lesson, you will learn how make to make where questions with ‘where’ 어디. Where is : 어디에요? 어디에요 question use 어디(where) as an object. It always takes a noun for the subject. The meaning is simple : ‘where is some place?’.   Basic 해요 style Where Question 지옥이에요 지옥이 어디에요? It is hell … Read more

38. Why Questions : 왜

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In this lesson, you will learn how make to make why questions with ‘why’ 왜. 왜 Questions 왜 means ‘why’. I think why question is most similar to English why among other all wh-interrogatives. But the nuance is slightly different even how it works is same. Thankfully it’s not used as an object. Well… English … Read more

37. When Questions

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In this lesson, you will learn how make to make when questions with ‘when’ 언제. When is -? : – 언제예요? In previous who question lesson, you’ve learned about -누구예요 phrase. When question has a same way just like who question does. 언제 can work as an objective but still a question. English doesn’t have … Read more

36. Who Questions

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In this lesson, you will learn how make to make who question by using 누가, 누구. Who is -? : 누구예요? In Korean, the order of words in ‘Who is -’ question is different. 누구 is placed in an object position and works as an object like ‘whom’ in English except it’s used as ‘who’. … Read more

35. Request Sentence : Can I / May I?

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In this lesson, you will learn how to request a permission to do something. Request Vocabularies As many other languages do, Korean also has many expressions for requesting. However, Korean has special conjugations to ask if ‘I’ can do something. so, ‘Can you -?’ and ‘Can I -?’ have a different phrase from each other. … Read more

34. Ask / Order [하세요 Imperative]

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In this lesson, you will learn how to ask or order someone to do in a polite manner. 세요 Imperative In the previous lesson, you learned how to make imperative sentence without changing a sentence much. 세요 imperative is more polite and nice than the basic imperative. But it becomes slightly more formal.   세요 … Read more

33. Ask / Order [해요 Imperative]

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In this lesson, you will learn how to ask or order others to do something with 해요 imperative sentences. Ask And Order in Korean grammar Imperative sentence of Korean grammar is highly developed than other languages. Korean grammar has so many ways to order or ask someone to do something. In this lesson, We will … Read more

32. Conditional Sentence (if / When)

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In this lesson, you will learn Korean Conditional Sentence with conjugation -면. Conditional Sentence With -면 Korean conditional sentence is made by postposition -면. It seems like a new verb conjugations. And, Yes it is lol. It doesn’t seem like a new verb conjugation, it is a new verb conjugation for you lol.   Many … Read more

31. Must / Should / Have to

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In this lesson, you will learn how to make Korean obligation sentence with ‘have to’, ‘must’ and ‘should’ in Korean. Korean Obligation Sentence English has ‘must do’, ‘should’, ‘have to’. However, They all are same in Korean. Korean language has only one modal verb for describing obligation in a sentence. Technically, Korean language doesn’t have … Read more

29. Can

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In this lesson, you will learn conjugations to say ‘can’ and show possibilities. 할 수 있다 : Can do 할 수 있다 is a Korean conjugation which describes the possibility or the future possibility. This conjugation really shows well how Korean grammar works. ‘할 수 있다’ is ‘can do’ in English.   Basic Form (하다 … Read more

28. Numbers Basic

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In this lesson, you will learn basics of Korean numbers especially Cardinals. Korean Numbers Korean language has 2 types of number. One is based on Chinese, Another is based on native Korean. I prefer to call it PURE Korean though. Because that’s how Koreans call it. How To Use Them Both are used in different … Read more

27. Negative

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In this lesson, You will learn how to make Korean negative sentences and understand conjugations better with them. Negative Conjugations So far, You’ve learned Korean has 3 conjugations for simple describing. It was ‘하다 (do, be + adjective)’, ‘이다(be + noun)’ and ‘있다(location / possession)’. Negative conjugations are different on each. Let’s see how different … Read more

25. Adjective Modifier

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In this lesson, You will learn Korean adjective modifiers and how to use Korean adjectives to modify a noun in a sentence. Adjective is Verb in Korean grammar In conjugation lessons and a lot of tense lessons, you saw Korean adjectives work just like verbs and learned it’s called descriptive verbs. Then, what do you … Read more

How Are you In Korean

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I saw many foreigners said 잘지냈어요 as ‘how are you?’ in Korean, which sounds very very weird to native Koreans because they really don’t say that. That’s how European languages and English work, not Korean. In this lesson, You will learn how to say ‘How are you’ in 100% Natural Korean. The Real Meaning of … Read more

23. Possessives

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In this lesson, You will learn Korean possessives such as ‘my’, ‘your’, ‘mine’ in English. Formal Korean Possessives Korean grammar has different possessives for honorific and non-honorific. You won’t have many chance to use non-honorific grammars since you are a beginner. So I won’t explain much for non honorific possessives in this lesson. Formal Possessive … Read more

19. Singular Pronouns

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In this lesson, you will learn Korean singular pronouns and the most natural ways to address other people.   Finally you finished Korean tenses and start another thing YAY. It was too long. I know. it was too long. Today you will learn Korean pronouns. Maybe you know Korean language has honorific and its is … Read more

17. Past Progressive Tense

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In this lesson, you will learn the most basic uses of Korean past progressive tense. Past Progressive Tense Korean past progressive tense describes a thing that was happening in the past. In previous lesson, you’ve learn Korean present progressive and the way how it’s built is pretty similar to English. Korean past progressive tense is … Read more

15. Complex Conjugations

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In this lesson, you will learn how Korean conjugations work with deeper understanding and what complex conjugations are. Conjugation + Conjugation If you have ever learned any language which uses conjugations in its grammar such as Spanish, you will be quite surprised Korean conjugations is on another level. Korean conjugations can be combined with another … Read more

11. Tense Conjugations

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Korean grammar uses conjugations to decide the tense of sentence, just like other languages do. You’ve learned that in a previous lesson and you will learn exactly which part decides it and how in this lesson. MUST READ You will learn how Korean tense conjugation system works in this lesson, not tenses. You will learn … Read more

6. Subject & Object Markers

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In this lesson, You will learn the most important and essential Korean grammar, Korean Markers. Korean Markers (Particles) Korean markers (also known as particles) are Korean post-positions which is same to English prepositions. However, the function and roles of markers are very unique than English prepositions. You will learn how Korean grammar uses markers to … Read more

5. 해요(Haeyo) Style vs 하다(Hada) Style

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In previous lesson, You’ve learned that Korean grammar has so many speech styles. Today you’re learning about most important 2 style styles : 해요 and 하다. 해요 Speech Style you learned Korean with 해요 speech style and Korean grammar has many speech styles. you know 해요 speech style is most important for you. However, you … Read more

4. Speech Styles & Ending

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In previous lesson, you saw almost Korean sentences end with -어요. It’s an unique feature that Korean language has, called speech styles or ending. You will learn this special Korean grammar. Speech Styles Koreans can express any regional dialect, their mood or attitude that their social position has to have in the text thanks to … Read more

3. Longer Sentence Structures

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In this lesson, you will learn how Korean grammar makes longer sentence structures. Longer Sentence Structures Of course, You need to learn a bit more to make a long sentence structure but maybe it will confuse you a bit because Korean grammar is quite free even it seems like it has no rule. You will … Read more

2. Sentence Structures

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In this lesson, you’ll learn to understand Korean sentence structures and how to build Korean sentences step by step. Besides, you will see how different Korean language is compared to your language. Let’s take our first step into becoming a native Korean. Sentence Structures Korean sentence structures are built in a whole another way than … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 2-5 : Acting and Directing

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In A Movie Theater Day 5 : Acting and Directing I’m not so sure today Korean vocabulary lesson will be soooo essential but I brought some words that are essential in the movie industry. If you are interested in Korean actor and actress or movie or k-drama things, then it would be very good to … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 2-4 : We Love A Big-Ass Screen

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In A Movie Theater Day 4 : We Love A Big-Ass Screen Today Korean vocabularies you will learn are soooooooo different than your language even those words are so simple! I want you to open your mind always when you learn a language because it’s not just learning a language, it’s also learning a culture. … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 2-3 : I’ll buy the tickets

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In A Movie Theater Day 3 : I’ll buy the tickets Korean has so many words for one thing. That’s tiring. I often wonder if Koreans really need all those words and yeah some people think same. This lesson makes me think about some really serious stuffs lol. It’s getting harder to make a fun … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 2-2 : What Kind of Movie Do You Like?

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In A Movie Theater Day 2 : What Kind of Movie Do You Like? Everybody asks it at least once when you talk about movies. What kind of movie do you like? Asking about your favorite genre. Of course, Koreans are same. They make a same question for normal casual stuffs as you do. So, … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 2-1 : Go To The Movies

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In A Movie Theater Day 1 : Go To The Movies Everybody loves movies and I think it’s essential for having a date with someone else, once at least. So, new theme for a new week is about movie! In this week, we are going to learn new 25 vocabularies that we can use in … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 1-5 : So Korean Stuffs

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Snacks and beverages Day 5 : So Korean Stuffs Of course Korean has traditional Korean snacks or foods and it’s very different than what you normally see in your life. However, not many young Koreans enjoy it anymore because they got used to foods and snacks from foreign. I’m not so sure if it’s sad … Read more

100% Natural Korean Vocabulary 1-3 : Popcorn Is Awesome

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Snacks and beverages Day 3 : Popcorn Is Awesome I really love popcorn. I can say I made today lesson only for popcorn. I really had to teach how to say popcorn in Korean. It’s popcon lol. Actually you don’t need to learn that lol but well, I love popcorn. Anyway! Maybe you will figure … Read more