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3. Basic Korean Grammar

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Hi Tiffany & Colin,

Thanks for your comments!

@ Tiffany - I hope counters became more clear to you now. If you have more questions, please ask. :)

@ Colin - 자세히 설명해 주셔서 감사합니다. :thumbsup:

One correction:
Pitcher: 피쳐 (ex. there is one pitcher of mojito 모히토 한 피쳐 있다)
We don’t say 한 피쳐, but 피쳐 한 개 or 하나.

맥주 피쳐 한 개 (하나) 주세요.


avatar Colin


As per the ones mentioned in the PDF notes ( So instead of saying “an apple,” in Korean you would say literally
“apple + one + item counter,” or instead of “a dog,” you would say “dog + one + animal
counter.”) it would be as follows:

Apple (사과) one (한) counter for most inanimate objects (개) to have/to exist (있다) - this applies to a majority of fruits - Translation: I have one apple. There an an/one apple.

Dog (개) one (한) counter for animals (마리) to have/to exist (있다) - Translation: I have one dog/There is one dog.

Counter for most mechanical objects: 대
Counter for cups/glasses of liquids: 잔
Pitcher: 피쳐 (ex. there is one pitcher of mojito 모히토 한 피쳐 있다)
People: 사람/분 (depending on level of politeness)
Line(s): 줄
Books/Magazines/Other bound manuscripts: 권
Leaf/Leaves: 잎
Bowl(s): 그릇
Plate(s): 접시

Sometimes if the context is already known (i.e. the noun is already mentioned) the counter may be omitted at your discretion.

You’ll learn these as you go along and eventually most of these will become second nature. Ultimately, you’ll just have to memorise them as you go along.

PS: 안녕하세요 is a single word without spaces

avatar Tiffany

안 녕 하 세 요! I’m really confused about the measure words + articles section of the lesson!! I was wondering how I would the know the specific word measure or counter that goes with each noun.
Thank you!


Hi yjayo,

Korean is not one of those languages that marks gender grammatically.
Although there are subtle differences between how men and women speak, I suggest you to focus on learning basic Korean grammar first. You will recognize the differences once you understand different sentence structures.


avatar yjayo

what should we write to know if it’s for a boy or a girl in korean with examples please ^^


Hi Kavaitri Maharaj,
you’re very welcom! Keep tuned and you’ll be fluent in no time :wink:


avatar Kavaitri Maharaj

Thanks :)


Hey Feng,

Thank you for your comment but could you specify a bit more to us?

What do you mean by point 4?:)

Thank you


avatar Feng Ling OU

I don’t get about point 4? can you tell me more about it. thanks :)


Hey Maria,

Thank you so much for enjoying with us as well!:D

Thank you