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Part B. How to say “How to” in Korean? Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

You are going to learn how to say “How to” in Korean.  In the previous post, you learned “v.s. ㄹ/을 줄 알다/모르다”, but today your are going to learn another way to say “How to” in Korean.  The grammar point is “어떻게 v.s. + 는지 알다/모르다”. If you know, you use 알다. If you don’t know, you use 모르다”. Please read examples below.

I know how to read Korean.  저는 한국어를 어떻게 읽는지 알아요/jeo nun han kook eo lul eo ddeo ke il nun ji al a yo (읽다 is to read).

I don’t know how to read Korean. 저는 한국어를 어떻게 읽는지 몰라요/jeo nun han kook eo lul eo ddeo ke il nun ji mol la yo (모르다 become 몰라요 with 요 form).

Do you know how to read Korean? 한국어를 어떻게 읽는지 알아요?/ han kook eo lul eo ddeo ke il num ji al a yo?

I know how to swim. 저는 수영을 어떻게 하는지 알아요/ jeo nun su young eul eo ddeo ke ha nun ji al a yo/ (수영하다 is to swim).

I don’t know how to swim. 저는 수영을 어떻게 하는지 몰라요/ jeo nun so young eul eo ddeo ke ha nun ji mol la yo.

Do you know how to swim?  수영을 어떻게 하는지 알아요?/ su young eul eo ddeo ke ha nun ji al a yo?

I know how to ride a bicycle.  저는 자전거를 어떻게 타는지 알아요/jeo nun ja jeon lul eo ddeo ke ta nun ji al a yo (타다 is to ride).

I don’t know how to ride a bicycle. 저는 자전거를 어떻게 타는지 몰라요/ jeo nun ja jeon geo lul eo ddeo ke ta nun ji mol la yo.

Do you know how to ride a bicycle? 자전거를 어떻게 타는지 알아요?/ ja jeon geo lul eo ddeo ke ta nun ji al a yo?

 

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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.