Episode from the podcastTalk To Me In Korean

TTMIK Level 4 Lesson 26

Released Monday, 7th March 2011
Good episode? Give it some love!
In the previous lesson, we looked at how to make “future tense” noun groups, using the verb ending -(으)ㄹ with a noun. Today, we are going to look at how to do something similar, except this time, it’s going to be “past tense” noun groups.

-(으)ㄴ [-(eu)n] + noun

The noun here can be either the subject of the verb or the object of the verb, so you need to check the context to figure out which one it is, but basically it means “something that did …” or “something that someone did …”

Examples:
1. 보다 = to watch, to see
--> 보 + -(으)ㄴ = 본
--> ex) 어제 본 영화 [eo-je bon yeong-hwa] = the movie that I saw yesterday

2. 오다 = to come
--> 오 + -(으)ㄴ = 온
--> ex) 어제 온 사람들 [eo-je on sa-ram-deul] = the people who came here yesterday

3. 말하다 = to say, to talk about
--> 말하 + -(으)ㄴ = 말한
--> ex) 친구가 말한 카페 [chin-gu-ga mal-han ka-pe] = the cafe that a friend talked about

Now let’s compare a few different tenses for noun groups, since we learned three different tenses for noun groups.

Using what you have already learned from our previous lessons, you can say things like “a place I often go to”, “the book I bought yesterday”, “the person that I will invite”, etc.

Examples:
1. 보다 = to watch, to read, to see

Present tense noun group: 보는 + noun
Past tense noun group: 본 + noun
Future tense noun group: 볼 + noun

제가 보는 책이에요. = It’s a book that I’m reading.
제가 본 책이에요. = It’s a book that I’ve read.
제가 볼 책이에요. = It’s a book that I will read.

2. 공부하다 = to study

Present tense noun group: 공부하는 + noun
Past tense noun group: 공부한 + noun
Future tense noun group: 공부할 + noun

요즘 공부하는 외국어예요. = It’s a foreign language that I am studying these days.
어제 공부한 외국어예요. = It’s a foreign language that I studied yesterday.
내일 공부할 외국어예요. = It’s a foreign language that I will study tomorrow.
Rate Episode
Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.