Korean - Grammar

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있다 / 계시다

In the "honorifics" section, when talking about adding (으)시  to a verb to make it honorific, it lists 있다 / 계시다 as an example. Can 있다 be made into an honorific form as 있으시 as well?

1 reply - Last post by sangmin-rocket-korean-tutor -
Jun 25, 2018

syllables

Im having trouble stacking letters to make a syllable because the letters won't stack automatically when i type. Am i doing something wrong?

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Dec 1, 2016

Module order

Hello, I am wondering if one of the administrators can give me some advice on how this course is designed. Is it designed for me to start with module 1 and work my way through all of module 1 into module 2? I am into module 1.4 and finding that I am not taking much out of it. I find that most...

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Sep 5, 2016

하라체 - Question about how it's created

Looking through lesson 1.6, it introduces the 하라체 level, which is the first time I've seen this particular level. From the example, it looks like it's constructed by taking the verb stem and adding ㄴ다 if the stem ends with a vowel or 는다 if the stem ends with a consonant. Is this...

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Apr 8, 2016

맛있었겠다 pronounciation

In one of the lessons this is pronounced and romanized as Mat itsutgetda Previously I assumed that a ㅅ 받침 (sp?) followed by 이 would connect and pronounce as 시. ?

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Jan 26, 2016

Korean keyboard

When I use the Korean keyboard in the "write it" section, the characters are not being created properly - the third letter does not go to the bottom of the word as it is supposed to, eg it comes up as 사자ᄋ니ᄆ instead of 사장님. What should I do?

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Jan 19, 2016

드세요

What is the root verb of 드세요? I can't find it on Minjung's Essence Korean dictionary app. I don't know if it's missing from the dictionary or if I'm just not able to determine the root verb correctly. Thanks in advance.

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Aug 21, 2015

how to introduce myself?

how to introduce myself in korean?

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Aug 21, 2015

Common mistakes English speakers make when speaking Korean

I know when people are learning English they make common mistakes depending on what their native language is. I would like to know what are common mistakes native English speakers make when speaking Korean?

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Aug 21, 2015

Difference between 나는 and 내가?

What is the difference between 나는 and 내가? These two words continue to confuse me. Could you please tell me how you know which to use when writing a sentence/question? Also, an example using each would be really helpful. Thanks~

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Aug 21, 2015

My Name

Hello, I am saumya from India. I have been trying out to learn Korean from almost a week, as my name is "SAUMYA" how would i write my name in Korean?

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Aug 21, 2015

learning chinese

How long does it take to learn chinese?

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Aug 18, 2015

GRAMMAR ARRANGEMENT-constructing sentences in korean

Hi there.. I'm a bit confused on the grammar arrangement when constructing sentences or statements in korean..which is which?.. subject/action words should comes first?thanks

3 replies - Last post by Jessifer-C -
Oct 29, 2014

My Name

How to translate/write my name in korean Language both in Romanized and Hanggul "Rose Pumihic"

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Aug 8, 2014

Recommendation for people learning to write in hangul

I would recommend getting hangul match for ipod/iphone/ipad. great game really helps in learning how to pronounce the letter and also how to recognize pretty fast.

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Jan 20, 2014

why is it like this?

in lesson one i noticed on practice one of the phrases says 오늘 첫수업은인사입니다, my question is why is it 첫 수업은 instead of 첫번재의 수업은 ? why did they cut out 번재의? 첫번재의 means first. - source: Korean/English dictionary.

2 replies - Last post by Jeremy V -
Jul 10, 2013

How to pronounce hello

Hi everyone, I'm a totally new learner, been at it for about 4 days I think, so I'm struggling with the absolute basics. One thing that confuses me is how things are pronounced in a class vs how they are pronounced in reality. For example, when I'm taught to say hello I'm told it sounds like...

3 replies - Last post by Jeremy V -
May 28, 2013

adverbial endings -hi or -ke?

Rocket Team does a great job of avoiding "grammar" by teaching via comparison, function and example in the "culture and language" module! In C & L 1.6-7, I'd like to know how you choose the suffix (ending - ke 게 or - h 히) in adverbs like beautifully or silently ?? Thanks! Tessa

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Apr 28, 2013

My Help Forum (Jeremy Vigil)

if any one needs help in Korean ask here. ill be more than willing to help people if i can. im on at least 3 times a day every day (random times). i am not an expert, but i do know a thing or 2 about Korean if i don't know the answer to the question i will look it up for you with multiple...

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Apr 22, 2013

im confused about ㅚ sound.

the sound on the writing lesson might be wrong. ive been to a couple of websites and the korean letter ㅚsounds like wai in wait rather than were. if someone can clear my confusion about this letter it would be much appreciated.

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Mar 8, 2013

Native Korean Fifty Pronounce?

For the native korean numeral fifty it's romanization is shwin, but it sounds more like shin to me, I was hoping someone could tell me if I say it as shin and the w sound just dissapears entirely, and when does shiot make a "sh" sound?

2 replies - Last post by sujung-lee -
Feb 19, 2013

boya

what ???

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Feb 19, 2013

how to use subject/noun particles

What is the difference between 'yoja ga', 'yoja nun', and 'yoja ui' or others? I think that 'yoja ui' is possessive, but I don't know when to use ga or nun or if there are other particles.

1 reply - Last post by sujung-lee -
Oct 11, 2012

Si or Eusi?

When talking about action words in the honorific system, which do you use to make the verb more polite, Si, or Eusi? How do you know which one to use?

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Aug 1, 2012

Confusion over Vowels

I'm confused on when I would use ㅓand 一 I can't differentiate which one would be used in a word.

1 reply - Last post by sujung-lee -
Jul 12, 2012

Confused about simple vowels

I am now just starting the simple vowels section. I will use the 1st vowel as an example. "ㅏ" is how it is shown , as a single vowel able to male the sound "ah". When it comes to the examples it is "아버지" what is this circular character placed in front of the "ah". Have i missed something...

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Apr 8, 2012

End of questions

Hi there, I'm not sure when you use imnika, iseyo, or as in "work", what's the difference between 일하십니까 (end with shimnika) and 일하시나요 (end with shinayo)? Please help so I can learn how to end questions. Thank you. Yee Han

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Feb 9, 2012

Endings

Hello, I know that there are different endings depending upon the required level of politesness. However, there seem to be other endings to Korean sentences that I am not understanding when to use. Such ni at the end, and likewise, is there a resource you can send me, or a quick explanation...

1 reply - Last post by sujung-lee -
Oct 17, 2011

없었어요

Is the the past tense of 없다 없어서 or 없었어? Because in Lesson Have you eaten part 2 they spelt it like 없어서.

3 replies - Last post by sujung-lee -
Oct 17, 2011

How do you put the Hangul characters in their places?

When I see written Hangul they have it going up and down using the Hangul characters. But how do I know how many to put in the row and where to put it????!!! Please answer please!

2 replies - Last post by Keyatta--11 -
Sep 6, 2011

About grammar

Welcome! doubts about some grammar rules that you have just studied? Here you can post your inquiry and a Korean native speaker will answer to your questions!

5 replies - Last post by sujung-lee -
Aug 9, 2011

Hangul

Where are the Hangul lessons?

2 replies - Last post by sujung-lee -
Aug 4, 2011

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