Present Tense

Korean Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Korean. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. 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.

Present

The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.

Present Tense in Korean

Present Korean Audio
I see you저는 당신을 봅니다
jeoneun dangsin-eul bobnida
I write with a pen저는 펜으로 씁니다
jeoneun pen-eulo sseubnida
You love apples당신은 사과를 좋아합니다
dangsin-eun sagwaleul joh-ahabnida
You give money당신은 돈을 줍니다
dangsin-eun don-eul jubnida
You play tennis당신은 테니스를 칩니다
dangsin-eun teniseuleul chibnida
He reads a book그는 책을 읽습니다
geuneun chaeg-eul ilgseubnida
He understands me그는 나를 이해합니다
geuneun naleul ihaehabnida
She has a cat그녀는 고양이를 가지고있습니다
geunyeoneun goyang-ileul gajigoissseubnida
She knows my friend그녀는 제 친구를 압니다
geunyeoneun je chinguleul abnida
We want to learn우리는 배우고 싶습니다
ulineun baeugo sipseubnida
We think Spanish is easy우리는 스페인어가 쉽다고 생각합니다
ulineun seupein-eoga swibdago saeng-gaghabnida
You (plural) work here당신들은 여기에서 일합니다
dangsindeul-eun yeogieseo ilhabnida
You (plural) speak French당신들은 프랑스어를 씁니다
dangsindeul-eun peulangseueoleul sseubnida
They drive a car그들은 차를 운전합니다
geudeul-eun chaleul unjeonhabnida
They smile그들은 웃습니다
geudeul-eun us-seubnida

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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Korean

Accident사고
sago
Allergy알레르기
alleleugi
Ambulance구급차
gugeubcha
Asthma천식
cheonsig
Danger위험
wiheom
Doctor의사
uisa
Headache두통
dutong
Heart attack심장마비
simjangmabi
Help me도와주세요
dowajuseyo
Hospital병원
byeong-won
Medicines
yag
Pharmacy약국
yaggug
Poison독약
dog-yag
Police경찰
gyeongchal
Stomach ache복통
bogtong
Stroke뇌졸증
noejoljeung

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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

Are you okay?괜찮아요?
gwaenchanh-ayo?
Call a doctor!의사를 불러주세요
uisaleul bulleojuseyo
Call the ambulance!구급차를 불러주세요
gugeubchaleul bulleojuseyo
Call the police!경찰을 불러주세요
gyeongchal-eul bulleojuseyo
Calm down!진정하세요!
jinjeonghaseyo!
Fire!불이야!
bul-iya!
I feel sick저 아파요
jeo apayo
It hurts here여기가 아파요
yeogiga apayo
It's urgent!응급상황이에요!
eung-geubsanghwang-ieyo!
Stop!그만/멈춰요!
geuman/meomchwoyo!
Thief!도둑이야!
dodug-iya!
Where is the closest pharmacy?가장 가까운 약국은 어디입니까?
gajang gakkaun yaggug-eun eodiibnikka?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)당신은 아름다워요
dangsin-eun aleumdawoyo
You have a beautiful name당신은 아름다운 이름을 가졌어요
dangsin-eun aleumdaun ileum-eul gajyeoss-eoyo
This is my wife이 사람이 제 아내에요
i salam-i je anaeeyo
This is my husband제 남편입니다
je nampyeon-ibnida

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Korean about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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