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Learn Korean Ep. 6: Already

Korean has two ways to say already and . Theyre a little different, but the difference is pretty simple.

Already /
is the regular way to express already. means already, but it also expresses surprise or shock. So whenever you want to express surprise or shock, use , and for all other times use . Its simple, right? . I already did the homework. . It already started. . It already started. ( and Im surprised that it did!) . I found my first love, but it was after already getting married. is an adjective that attaches before nouns to mean (the) first. . He already left. ( and Im surprised that he did!) means that person, and is a polite way to refer to someone who you are not directly speaking with. is the past tense of the verb , an extra polite way of saying .

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? Is it finished already? Since this sentence is lacking a at the end, it is informal and for casual use only. . Its already time to graduate. means to graduate. This sentence literally means Already it became the time to graduate. Thats all for this lesson. As always, I recommend that you practice making your own sentences using and in order to get a good feeling for how to use them in regular speech. Good luck in your Korean studies!

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