Learn Korean through Hindi Lesson 4 – 여기는 어디입니까? 

 May 12, 2020

By  Satish Satyarthi

여러분 안녕하세요!

Welcome to the fourth Lesson from Learn Korean in India. 

Today’s lesson is going to be very exciting. The title this lesson is 여기는 어디 입니까 ? Meaning : Where is this place ?

What you will learn in this lesson -

  • Making sentences like - Where are we?
  • Making Present tense sentences in Korean (ㅂ니다/습니다).
  • Using Object particles 을/를 and location particles 에서. Using Honorific language.

After this lesson you'll be comfortably ask people direction or guide them in Korean.

Let’s get started.

Listen to the audio given below.

Let's look at the paragraph given below :

여기는 어디 입니까 ?

Text from SNU level 1 book.

Following are the vocabulary used in the paragraph :
List of vocabulary

Things to remember : 

  1. 을/를 are noun particles that mark the object of a sentence. 을 is used after a syllable that ends with a consonant. 를 on the other hand, comes after a syllable that ends with a towel. 

  2. 에서 is a particle that indicates that place where the action in the verb phrase takes place. 

  1. -시/으시 is an honorific ending that come between the verb stem and the ending.

  2. Even though it is literally ' Seoul university ' 서울대학교 is officially translated as ' Seoul National University ' in English.

  3. Both 나 and 저 mean I in English. 저 Is used when we address a person senior to us in status. 저 can also be deferential. 나 Is used in casual situations. 

    For example , we would use 저 when we talk to our teacher, whereas 나 is appreciate among friends. 

Grammar you'll learn :

  1. 여기는 N - 입니다 - This (place) is N.
  • 여기는서울대학교입니다 - This (place) is Seoul National University.
  • 여기는 한국입니다 - This (place) is Korea.
  • 여기는 서울입니다 - This (place) is Seoul.
  • 여기는 N - 입니까 ? - Is this (place) N ?
  • 여기는 서울입니까 ? - Is this (place) Seoul ?
  • 네, 여기는 서울입니다. -  Yes, this (place) is Seoul.
  • 여기는 서울대학교입니까 ? - Is this (place) Seoul National University ?
  • 네, 서울대학교입니다. - Yes, this (place) is Seoul National University.
  1. 여기는 어디입니까 ? - Where are we ?
  • 여기는 어디입니까 ? - Where are we ?
  • 여기는 서울 대학교입니다  - We are at Seoul National University.
  • 여기는 어디입니까 ? - Where are we ?
  • 교실입니다. - We are in a classroom. 
  1. N은/는 N에서  - N을/를 V - ㅂ니다/습니다 - N V N at (in) N
  • 우리는 서울대학교에서 한국어를 배웁니다. - We learn Korean at Seoul National University.
  • 나는 대학교에서 영어를 가르칩니다. - I teach English at a university. 
  • 윌슨 씨는 서울에서 한국어를 공부합니다. - Wilson studies Korean in Seoul.
  • 영숙 씨는 교실에서 책을 읽습니다. - Youngsook is reading a book in a classroom.
  1. N 은/는 무엇을 What does N V ? - V - ㅂ니까/습니까 ? ( What is N Ving )
  • 영숙 씨는 무엇을 배웁니까 ? - What is Youngsook learning ?
  • 철수는 무엇을 공부합니까 ? - What is Chulsoo studying ?
  • 월순 씨는 무엇을 읽습니까 ? - What is Wilson reading ?
  1. V - 시 - ㅂ니까? - V + honorific marker + sentence ending
  • 김 선생님 맨 무엇을 하십니까 ?
  • 나는 영어를 가르칩니다.
  • 월천 씨는 한국어를 배우십니까 ?
  • 네 저는 한국어를 배웁니다.
  1. V - 으시 - ㅂ니까 ?
  • 무엇을 읽으십니까 ? - What are you reading ?
  • 한국어책을 읽습니다.  - I am reading a Korean language textbook.

Click on the link to see the video lecture :

We are using the book SNU Level 1 as reference to teach here. If you don’t have this book, click here to download it’s pdf for free : https://www.pdfdrive.com/korean-level-1-e186280494.html 

And try solving the practice questions by yourself. 

Keep on practicing, meet you in the next lesson.

Thank you.

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Satish Satyarthi


I am Satish, a Korean language learner and educator. I did my Bachelors degree in Korean language from JNU, Delhi and Masters degree in Korean Language Education from Seoul National University, South Korea. and an M.Phil. in Korean from JNU. I have a passion for education and technology. I have been involved in Korean language education and research for more than 10 years and have trained hundreds of Korean language learners across the globe, online and in physical classrooms.

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