Learn Korean Indirect Quotation #1

Posted on 06. Jul, 2015 by in Uncategorized

There are four types of indirect quotations which are two Statements, a Question, and a Suggestion. Today, you will learn the first statement which is 고. Indirect quotation is very useful and common to use between native Koreans. So, I am sure that you want to learn this. Let’s study with some examples below. Grammar rule is “plain form +고+(verb:들었다, 말했다)”. In English, when you use “That”, you need to use this grammar in Korean.


He went to the church/그가 교회에 갔다.

I heard that he went to the church/ (나는) 그가 교회에 갔다고 들었다/gu ga hak kyo ae gac da go mal hac da.


He doesn’t like her anymore/그가 그녀를 더 이상 안 좋아한다.

He said that he doesn’t like her anymore/(그는) 그가 그녀를 더 이상 안 좋아한다고 말했다/ gu nun gu ga gu neoy lul deo e sang an jo a han da go dul eoc da.


Can you see how it changed using “That”? I am sure do. Please see more examples in the video. We will go though more indirect quotation in next week. Please leave any question you have.

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Learn Korean ‘If’

Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Many of my students confused to use “When and If”, so I explained about these two meanings in my previous. As you may remember When is the meaning of time and If is hypothetical. “If” has another meaning; in the video it says that “If” has meaning of emphasis the hypnotic. I agree that and I want to add one more meaning which is “Wish but can’t make it soon”. For instance, if I go to Europe, I will visit many history sites (But I am very poor, so it is almost impossible but I wish to do it one day)/ 내가 유럽에 간다면 많은 역사적인 장소를 방문 할 거예요/nae ga Europe ae gan da mueoyn yeok sa jeoc in jang so lul bang moon hal geo ye yo.

As you see above, I said 간다면 instead of 가면. 간다면 has the meaning of the wish: plain 다form + 면. Please read more example below and think about the meaning of wish.

내가 학교 회장이 된다면 부모님이 좋아하실 거예요/If I become a president of the school, my parents will like it.

내가 돈은 많이 벌면 저 빌딩을 살 거예요/If I get lots of money, I will buy that building.


“Photo from by mendhak on flickr.com”

Please watch the video below and still think about the meaning of wish.

Learn Korean Culture – Popular Program

Posted on 22. Jun, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Many people are interested in finding their date in any place such as a school, workplace, etc. However when they become old it is not easy to find a date. So many people use online dating program. Through this reason, there is a dating Korean program which can have the highest viewing rate. The most popular program calls “천생연분/a match made in heaven/cheon saeng yeon bun”. You can use these four Chinese characters in a sentence. For instance, when you meet a cute couple, you can phrase them with saying “두분 천생연분이세요/ you two are perfect match each other”

The video is first season of the program in 2003, and there is a world star 비/rain. He became more popular after the 15 seconds dance he did in the video below. Through this kind of interesting Korean program, you will learn Korean language and culture more easily. I would like to recommend you to find your own favorite program. It will not be easy because they will use real Korean language, not from book. Let me know when you have hard time to understand some words, phrases, sentences, etc.

“Photo from by SKSTORY_Blog  on flickr.com”