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Introduction
Becky: Going without. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make essential negative statements in Korean.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'I don't have a pen.' in Korean.
Kyejin: [Normal] 펜 없어요.(pen eopseoyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'pen'
Kyejin: [Normal] 펜 [Slow] 펜 (pen)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'don't have'
Kyejin: [Normal] 없어요 [Slow] 없어요(eopseoyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'I don't have a pen.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 펜 없어요. [Normal] 펜 없어요.
Becky: Ok, now let's see the informal way to say 'I don't have time.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 시간 없어요.(sigan eopseoyo.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'time'
Kyejin: [Normal] 시간 [Slow] 시간 (sigan)
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'don't have'
Kyejin: [Normal] 없어요 [Slow] 없어요(eopseoyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'I don't have time.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 시간 없어요. [Normal] 시간 없어요.
Becky: Now let’s look at the informal way to say 'I don't know.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 모르겠어요.(moreugesseoyo.)
Becky: This expression has only one word, meaning 'I don't know'
Kyejin: [Normal] 모르겠어요 [Slow] 모르겠어요(moreugesseoyo)
Becky: Listen again to the informal expression meaning 'I don't know.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 모르겠어요. [Normal] 모르겠어요.
Becky: Finally is a formal way to say 'I am not sure.'
Kyejin: [Normal] 잘 모르겠습니다.(jal moreugetsseumnida.)
Becky: First is a word meaning 'well'
Kyejin: [Normal] 잘 [Slow] 잘 (jal)
Becky: Last is a word that can be used alone as an expression to say “I don’t know”.
Kyejin: [Normal] 모르겠습니다 [Slow] 모르겠습니다(moreugetsseumnida)
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I am not sure.'
Kyejin: [Slow] 잘 모르겠습니다. [Normal] 잘 모르겠습니다.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Kyejin: 없어요(eopseoyo) can express that something does not exist or is not located somewhere, as in "there isn't” or “there aren't." So 시간 없어요(sigan eopseoyo.) could mean "I have no time" or "there is no time," depending on the context.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Let's practice here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'

KoreanClass101.com Verified
Saturday at 08:37 AM
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Hi Katrien,


Thanks for posting. You can say 잘 모르겠어요 in the place of 잘 모르겠습니다, but it is more informal than the latter (the former is informal-formal).


Cheers,

Lyn

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Katrien Verlinden
Friday at 02:26 AM
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Can you say 잘 모르겠어요 instead of 잘 모르겠습니다?

Is the first more informal than the second?

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Thursday at 09:32 AM
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Hi 아린,


Thanks for posting. Let's take a look at what you wrote:


나는 그것을 없어요-->그거(same in meaning as 그것) 없어요. (You can omit 'I/you/we' and other pronouns in colloquial Korean).


Cheers,

Lyn

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아린
Tuesday at 04:01 PM
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나는 그것을 없어요

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Wednesday at 10:15 AM
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Hi 사스키아~,


Thanks for posting. '몰라요' is the semi-formal phrase for 'I don't know'. The informal phrase would be '몰라'.


Cheers,

Lyn

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사스키아~
Tuesday at 09:38 AM
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Hello c:


I just wanted to know, if '몰라요' would also works and if it would be semi-formal or rather informal..?


Thank you in advance

Saskia

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Monday at 08:40 PM
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Hello Olivia,


Thanks for your post.

Very good! [그건 없어요.] works perfectly! Sounds like the real daily life Korean.

Please keep up the good work!


Best,

Rebecca

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Olivia
Tuesday at 05:40 AM
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제가 그건 없어요.