Questions

Korean Lesson 9 (Questions and Misunderstanding)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Korean Vocabulary
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Structure Korean Grammar

This 9th lesson teaches an important aspect in Korean which is the interrogative form also called questions. In addition, there is a list of vocabulary terms about misunderstanding and finally some commonly used 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.

Questions

Being able to ask questions is what makes us curious beings, which in turns broadens our knowledge. It is no different when it comes to learning Korean. You will always be asking questions, and the following are some tools to help you in that quest.

The following are the 5 Ws + "how" commonly used adverbs to express the interrogative form. Most likely, whenever a question needs to be asked, one of them should be used. 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.

Interrogative Form in Korean

Questions Korean Audio
How?어떻게?
eotteohge?
What?뭐라고요?
mwolagoyo?
When?언제?
eonje?
Where?어디?
eodi?
Who?누구?
nugu?
Why?왜?
wae?

Now we will try to implement the adverbs above into full Korean sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Korean Questions in a Sentence

Can I come?제가 가도 돼요?
jega gado dwaeyo?
Can I help you?제가 도와드릴까요?
jega dowadeulilkkayo?
Can you help me?저를 도와줄 수 있나요?
jeoleul dowajul su issnayo?
Do you know her?당신은 그녀를 아세요?
dangsin-eun geunyeoleul aseyo?
Do you speak English?영어 할 줄 알아요?
yeong-eo hal jul al-ayo?
How difficult is it?얼마나 어려워요?
eolmana eolyeowoyo?
How far is this?얼마나 먼가요?
eolmana meongayo?
How much is this?이거 얼마예요?
igeo eolmayeyo?
How would you like to pay?어떻게 지불하고 싶으세요?
eotteohge jibulhago sip-euseyo?
What is this called?이것은 뭐라고 불러요?
igeos-eun mwolago bulleoyo?
What is your name?이름이 뭐예요?
ileum-i mwoyeyo?
What time is it?몇 시예요?
myeoch siyeyo?
When can we meet?우리 언제 만날 수 있을까요?
uli eonje mannal su iss-eulkkayo?
Where do you live?어디에 살아요?
eodie sal-ayo?
Who is knocking at the door?누가 문을 두드리고 있어요?
nuga mun-eul dudeuligo iss-eoyo?
Why is it expensive?이것은 왜 비싸요?
igeos-eun wae bissayo?

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Misunderstanding

There are times when you will not understand what a person said in Korean, or simply that you want them to repeat a word. The following are 24 expressions used to clear misunderstandings. Very essential to any conversation!

Misunderstanding in Korean

Misunderstanding Korean Audio
Can you repeat?다시 말씀해 주시겠어요?
dasi malsseumhae jusigess-eoyo?
Can you speak slowly?천천히 말씀해 주시겠어요?
cheoncheonhi malsseumhae jusigess-eoyo?
Did you understand what I said?제 말을 이해했어요?
je mal-eul ihaehaess-eoyo?
Don't worry!걱정 마세요!
geogjeong maseyo!
Excuse me? (i.e. I beg your pardon?)뭐라고 하셨죠?
mwolago hasyeossjyo?
How do you say "OK" in French?불어로 ""괜찮아요""를 어떻게 말해요?
bul-eolo ""gwaenchanh-ayo""leul eotteohge malhaeyo?
I don't know!몰라요!
mollayo!
I don't understand!잘 모르겠어요!
jal moleugess-eoyo!
I need to practice my French저는 불어를 연습해야 해요.
jeoneun bul-eoleul yeonseubhaeya haeyo.
Is that right?맞아요?
maj-ayo?
Is that wrong?틀려요?
teullyeoyo?
Mistake실수
silsu
My French is bad저는 불어를 잘 못해요
jeoneun bul-eoleul jal moshaeyo
No problem!문제 없어요
munje eobs-eoyo
Quickly빨리
ppalli
Slowly천천히
cheoncheonhi
Sorry (to apologize)죄송합니다
joesonghabnida
To speak말하다
malhada
What does that word mean in English?영어로 그 말이 무슨 뜻이에요?
yeong-eolo geu mal-i museun tteus-ieyo?
What is this?이게 뭐에요?
ige mwo-eyo?
What should I say?뭐라고 해야 해요?
mwolago haeya haeyo?
What?뭐?
mwo?
What's that called in French?불어로 저것을 뭐라고 하나요?
bul-eolo jeogeos-eul mwolago hanayo?
Write it down please!써 주세요!
sseo juseyo!

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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, a list of some common phrases that you might come across from time to time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
This이것
igeos
That그것
geugeos
Here여기
yeogi
There저기
jeogi
In The Morning아침에
achim-e
In the evening저녁에
jeonyeog-e
At Night밤에
bam-e
Really!진짜
jinjja
Look!보세요!
boseyo!
Hurry up!서둘러요!
seodulleoyo!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: The oldest written language was believed to be written in about 4500 BC.

Congratulations! You finished your 9th lesson in Korean about questions, and misunderstanding. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 10. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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