How to say “Because” in Korean? Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Today, you are going to learn how to say “Because (so)” in Korean, you may learned “으니까” before. However, today you will learn “테니까/ tae ni gga” which is the similar meaning of 으니까/ eu ni gga.  테니까 is usually for intermediate level, so today is your challenge to learn 테니까.  The grammar point is “ㄹ/을 테니까” using as a near future tense.  Please read examples below.

I will buy 2, so give me a little discount.  2개 살 테니까, 좀 깎아주세요. (To discount is 깎다)

(Because) I will get up soon, just wait a bit.  금방 일어날 테니까, 조금만 더 기다려.  (To get up is 일어나다)

I’ll clear the table, so you wash the dishes.  내가 식탁을 치울테니까, 넌 설거지를 해.  (Dish-washing is 설거지)

As you read the examples above, you may can see the context just like “I will do this, so you do this”; so they are all conditional sentences. I try to say that you can use 테니까 in that contexts.  Read more examples below.

(Because) I am going to do it again, watch!   다시 할테니까, 잘 봐!  (To do is 하다)

(Because) you will soon have your operation over, don’t worry.  수술이 곧 끝날테니까, 걱정마라 (To be over/done is 끝나다)




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Soo came to America in 2002 for studying English and getting degrees in higher education. He’d never expected to work in America after he finished his college, but he got a great job in construction and had worked with them for three years. He also has working as a FT and PT Korean instructor and tutor for seven years in Korean and America. He got his TESOL certificate in 2011 and finished his master’s degree in 2014.


  1. 달리아:

    -서 also can be used as “Because”
    1.너무 늦어서 미안해요.
    2. 난 빠바서 시건이 없다.