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Interrogative Sentences in Korean Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Grammar, Korean Language, Vocabulary

Do you remember this post “Like or Don’t Like in Korean?” We explored one of the simplest ways to form interrogative sentences in Korean. All you had to do was to add a question mark to a declarative sentence and raise the intonation at the end of the sentence. In this post, we will learn about question words such as who, when, where, what, why, and how to form interrogative sentences in Korean.

The following is the list of basic Korean interrogatives and useful expressions: 누구 (who), 언제 (when), 어디 (where), 무엇/뭐 (what), 왜 (why), 어떻게 (how).

In addition to the above interrogatives, there are several more question words in Korean, such as(how many), 얼마나  (how long), 얼마  (how much). If you would like to ask questions in Korean, these question words will become very useful to communicate with native Koreans.

감사합니다! (Thank you!)

***Related Vocabulary***

1.  누구 (who)

ex) 이분은 누구세요? (Who is she/he?) – polite form

2.  언제 (when)

ex) 언제 만날까요? (When shall we meet?) – polite form

3.  어디 (where)

ex) 어디에서 만날까요? (Where shall we meet?) – polite form

      어디가 아파요? (Where does it hurt?) – polite form

4.  무엇/뭐 (what)

ex) 이게 무엇이에요? = 이게 예요? (What is this?) – polite form

5.  (why)

ex) 한국어를 공부해요? (Why do you study Korean?) – polite form

6.  어떻게 (how)

ex) 여기 어떻게 가요? (How can I get here?) – polite form

7.   (how many)

8.  얼마나 (how long)

9.  얼마  (how much)

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안녕하세요? My name is Kyung-Hwa, and I am a native of South Korea. I am accustomed to both English and Korean languages and cultures. I greatly appreciate and love both of them. I am passionate about learning different languages, and I have studied English, Japanese, and Spanish. In my spare time, I take joy in singing, playing the piano, and reading books. I also enjoy traveling around the world, meeting people, and embracing new cultures and languages...