N+후에 , V+(으)ㄴ 후에 [Korean Grammar] 

 March 22, 2024

By  Uruba Kashish

Let's learn how to use "N+후에, V+(으)ㄴ 후에 [Korean grammar]and make some example sentences.

N+ 후에,V+(으)ㄴ 후에 (Korean Grammar)


This grammar is used to express the time when an action or state occurs after 'a certain period of time' or 'after some action'.

It is equal to "after doing", "after this time" in English.

It is used in form ' Time+후에, "Noun+후에" and " verb+(으)ㄴ 후에" in a sentence.

Note: -(으)ㄴ 다음에 can also be used in place of -(으)ㄴ 후에.


When following a Noun, 후에 Is used.


For example:

수업 후에 숙제를 해요. ( He do his HW after the class.)

When following the verb, The first step of 'V+(으)ㄴ 후에' conjugation is to remove ‘다’ from the base form of the verb.

  • If the verb stem is ending with a final consonant (받침), we use 'V+은 후에'.
  • If the verb stem is ending with any vowel( without patchim) then 'V+ ㄴ 후에' is used. 

So let's take a verb 먹다(to eat). if you remove 다 from 먹다, 먹 (stem) is left. And then, look at the stem. So in the 먹, is ending with final consonant i.e. Patchim.

According to the conjugation rule, if the stem is end with Patchim, we add은 후에.

so it becomes 은 후에.

So, if you want say- "I watch TV after eating the food." 

Then, you'll say- "밥을 은 후에, Tv를 봐요."


  • 여름 후에 고향에 갈 거예요.
    I'll go to my hometown after summer.
  • 방학 후에 아르바이트를 할 거예요.
    I'll work part-time after vacation.
  • 밥 먹은 후에 드라마를 봐요.
    I watch TV after eating food.
  • 수업이 끝난 후에 사진을 찍읍시다.
    Let's click the picture after the class end.
  • 요리한 후에 음악을 들어요.
    I listen to the music after cooking.
  • 자동차를 운전한 후에 쌰워를 해요.
    I take shower after driving.
  • 저녁 먹은 후에  운동해요.
    I do exercise after having dinner.
  • 미국에 산 후에 영어를 배웠어요.
    After living in  USA, I learned English.

Uruba Kashish

Uruba Kashish completed her schooling in Commerce, bachelor's in English literature& Education. Currently doing her Masters in Translation studies (MATS). She is working as a Educational content writer with reputed websites like LKI, Annyeong India & TOPIK Guide. She is a Korean language and culture enthusiast and has been working across multiple disciplines which broadly addresses narratives of similarities between Korean and Indian culture. Apart from being a content writer at LKI, she is a Korean language Instructor at LKI. She manages Annyeong India website as Creative Head and has had her pieces published in TOPIK GUIDE website as well. In her other life, she is a rising entrepreneur, life enthusiast and a learner and is involved with multiple Korean-Indian projects. We are a team of passionate researchers from Seoul National University specializing in Korean language and linguistics. We are committed to helping international students prepare for the TOPIK test. You can connect with us.

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