Korean Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Korean. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Korean Classes.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Korean, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Korean

Determiners Korean Audio
The yellow pen is easy to find그 노란 펜은 찾기 쉬워요 [han peulangseu seonsaengnim-i yeogiiss-eoyo]
A yellow pen is easy to find노란 펜 하나는 찾기 쉬워요 [geu peulangseu seonsaengnim-i yeogi iss-eoyo]
A French teacher is here한 프랑스 선생님이 여기있어요 [myeoch myeoch eon-eodeul-eun eolyeowoyo]
The French teacher is here그 프랑스 선생님이 여기 있어요 [manh-eun eon-eodeul-eun swiwoyo]
Some languages are hard몇 몇 언어들은 어려워요 [geu hagsaeng-eun hangug-eoleul haeyo]
Many languages are easy많은 언어들은 쉬워요 [han hagsaeng-i hangug-eoleul haeyo]
The student speaks Korean그 학생은 한국어를 해요 [myeoch myeoch hagsaengdeul-eun hangug-eoleul haeyo]
A student speaks Korean한 학생이 한국어를 해요 [manh-eun hagsaengdeul-i hangug-eoleul haeyo]
Some students speak Korean몇 몇 학생들은 한국어를 해요 [i hagsaeng-eun hangug-eoleul haeyo]
Many students speak Korean많은 학생들이 한국어를 해요 [geu hagsaeng-eun hangug-eoleul haeyo]
This student speaks Korean이 학생은 한국어를 해요 [i hagsaengdeul-eun hangug-eoleul haeyo]
That student speaks Korean그 학생은 한국어를 해요 [geu hagsaengdeul-eun hangug-eoleul haeyo]
These students speak Korean이 학생들은 한국어를 해요 [imo/gomo/sugmo]
Those students speak Korean그 학생들은 한국어를 해요 [nuna/eonni/yeodongsaeng]


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Korean

People Korean Audio
Aunt이모/고모/숙모 [sonyeon]
Baby누나/언니/여동생 [hyeong/oppa/namdongsaeng]
Boy소년 [adeul]
Brother형/오빠/남동생 [ttal]
Child (female)아들 [yeoja sachon]
Child (male)딸 [namja sachon]
Cousin (female)여자 사촌 [agi]
Cousin (male)남자 사촌 [appa]
Daughter아기 [sonyeo]
Father아빠 [hal-abeoji]
Girl소녀 [halmeoni]
Grandfather할아버지 [nampyeon]
Grandmother할머니 [namja]
Husband남편 [eomma]
Man남자 [joka(adeul)]
Mother엄마 [joka(ttal)]
Nephew조카(아들) [salam]
Niece조카(딸) [yeoja ai]
People사람 [namja ai]
Sister여자 아이 [samchon/ajeossi]
Son남자 아이 [anae]
Uncle삼촌/아저씨 [yeoja]
Wife아내 [dangsin-ui yeodongsaeng-eun myeoch sal-ibnikka?]
Woman여자 [jeoneun je nampyeon-eul salanghabnida]


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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
How old is your sister?당신의 여동생은 몇 살입니까? [yeogi je anaeibnida]
I love my husband저는 제 남편을 사랑합니다 [dangsin-ui hyeong ileum-eun mueos-ibnikka?]
This is my wife여기 제 아내입니다 [dangsin abeojineun eodiseo il-eul hasibnikka?]
What's your brother called?당신의 형 이름은 무엇입니까? [dangsin ttal cham gwiyeobneyo]
Where does your father work?당신 아버지는 어디서 일을 하십니까? [dangsin-eun aleumdawoyo]
Your daughter is very cute당신 딸 참 귀엽네요 [dangsin-eun aleumdaun ileum-eul gajyeoss-eoyo]
What time is it?당신은 아름다워요 [je anaeibnida]
It's 10 o'clock당신은 아름다운 이름을 가졌어요 [je nampyeon-ibnida]
Give me this!제 아내입니다 [jeo maeu jeulgeowoyo]
I love you제 남편입니다 [dong-uihaeyo]
Are you free tomorrow evening?저 매우 즐거워요 [goyang-i]
I would like to invite you for dinner동의해요 [gae]

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Korean about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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