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Hi everybody! Jae here. Welcome to Ask a Teacher, where I’ll answer some of your most common Korean questions.
The question for this lesson is…
Why is 네 [ne] meaning “your” sometimes pronounced 니 [ni] in Korean?
네 [ne], the shortened version of the casual possessive, 너의 [neoui], meaning, "your" often gets pronounced as 니 [ni] instead of 네(ne] in spoken Korean. This is because 내 [nae] meaning "my" sounds so similar to 네 [ne].
Let’s learn how to pronounce the Korean word for “your” more naturally.
For example, how do you say, “your computer” in Korean? Even though it’s written as 네 컴퓨터 [ne computeo], most people pronounce it as 니 컴퓨터 [ni computeo].
Let’s do a tricky sentence with some similar sounding words. Here's the sentence meaning “Is this mine or yours?” in Korean? 이거 내 거야 네 거야? [Igeo nae geoya ne geoya?]
Can you hear the difference? Since it’s very difficult to hear and pronounce, many people say, 이거 내 거야 니 거야? [Igeo nae geoya ni geoya?]
This is our final tip for this lesson! Remember, even though many people pronounce 네[ne] as 니[ni], make sure to use 네[ne] when you write in Korean!
How was it? Pretty interesting, right?
Please leave any more questions in the comments below and I’ll try to answer them!
See you next time. 다음 시간에 만나요. (Daeum-sigane mannayo.)

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What Korean learning question do you have?

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Monday at 02:11 AM
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Hi AFRAH KHAN!


Thank you for your posting.

Your name in Hangul would be 아프라(ah-peu-ra) 칸(kan).

Regarding 'F' sound, please see this lesson: 'F and V in Korean'.

(https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-jae-11-how-do-i-say-f-and-v-in-korean/)


Feel free to ask if you have any other question.

Thank you!


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Jiye

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Afrah
Saturday at 03:53 PM
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Hi ,

I wanted to know how i can write my name in korean language. Its AFRAH KHAN. Please can you do it for me😊

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Sunday at 04:59 PM
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안녕하세요 Jagadeesh,


Thank you for studying with us. 😇

If you have any questions, please let us know! 잘 하고 와. Good luck!


Sincerely,

레벤테 (Levente)

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Jagadeesh Nandam
Thursday at 05:57 PM
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Thanks for your feedback.

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Thursday at 11:09 AM
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Hello Jagadeesh,


Thanks for posting. 내 is the shortened version of 나의, a possessive pronoun meaning 'my', and 거 is the colloquial form of 것, or 'thing'. As for 야, it is an informal sentence ending that comes after words that end with vowels--if the word ends with a consonant you would use 이야.


Hope this was of help.

Sincerely,

Lyn

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Jagadeesh
Wednesday at 09:09 PM
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Hello.First of all I am very much happy to lean Korean language through koreanclass101.com.

I wanted to know the meaning of "거야" in sentence 이거 내 거야 네 거야?. Google translation is showing "거야" as "will".

"Is this mine or yours? - It actually means "will it be mine or yours"?

Please correct me.

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Wednesday at 02:20 PM
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Hi Stuti Jindal!


Thank you for your comment.

Your name in Hangul would be 스투티(seu-tu-ti) 진달(jin-dal).

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have other question.

Thank you!



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Jiye

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Stuti Jindal
Friday at 11:28 PM
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Hello Jae I wanted to know my name in Korean it's STUTI JINDAL ...

Hope you tell 😁😁

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Wednesday at 02:46 PM
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Hi Ping,


Thank you for posting. Yes, 네 can be the polite 'yes', or 'your', a shortened version of '너의'.


Hope this was of help!

Best,

Lyn

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ping
Sunday at 04:37 PM
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hello tutor!

isn't 네 meaning yes?

does it also mean "your"???