Expressing permission in Korean Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Today you are going to learn how to say “to let” and “to make” in Korean. As you know they are causative verb, and grammar point is “V.S. + 게 하다”.  Please read examples below.

I will let him stay in my car.  내차에 머무르게 할게요/ nae cha ae meo mu lu gae hal gae yo. (머무르다 is to stay).

Don’t not let him eat that.  그거 먹게 하지마요. gu geo meok gae ha ji ma yo. (먹다 is to eat).

Do let the puppy eat some meat.  강아지가 고기 좀 먹게 해요/kang a ji ga go gi jom meok gae hae yo (고기 is meat).

Don’t make me say it again. 다시 말하게 하지마요/ da si mal ha gae ha ji ma yo (말하다 is to say).

I will let her go.  가게 할게요/ ga gae hal gae yo (가다 is to go)

I will make it work.  작동하게 할게요/ jac dong ha gae hal gae yo (작동하다 is to operate or to work).


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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. rais:

    안영하새요 한국

    • Soo:

      @rais 안녕하세요! 🙂

  2. Reem:

    I want to say (how to make bibimpap?) how can i say it?