Korean 11 - At (the place)

We know by now how to go to places and how to be at places, but what we can't say is what we do at those places...

Going to a place requires the ending -에/ (e) at the place.

극장에 가요. Keugjang-e kayo. I go to the theater.

극장 (keugjang) is a theater or a cinema (movie theater) though there is a second more specific word for the cinema which is 영화관 yeonghwagwan. And 영화/yeonghwa is the movie.

To be at a place requires the ending -에/ (e) at the place + 있어요 (isseoyo) - to be

극장에 있어요. (Keugjang-e isseoyo) - I am at the cinema.

Now to do something at a place needs a different ending : 에서 (eseo)

극장에서 영화를 봐요. Keugjang-eseo yeonghwa-reul pwayo. - I watch a movie at the cinema.

Let's look at the three sentences together.

극장에 가요.

극장에 있어요.

극장에서 영화를 봐요.

Not bad, isn't it. Feels like we learned something :D

Let's do some more

수영장에 가요. Suyeong-djang-e ka-yo. - I go to the swimming pool.

수영장에 있어요. Suyeong-djang-e isseoyo. - I am at the swimming pool.

수영장에서 수영을 해요. Suyeong-djang-eseo suyeong-eul hae-yo. - I swim at the swimmingpool.

사다 - sa-da = to buy

가게에 가요.kage-e ka-yo. - I go to the shop.

가게에 있어요. kage-e isseoyo. - I am at the shop.

가게에서 차을 사요. kage-eseo tcha-eul sa-yo. - I buy tea at the shop.

공원에 가요. kongweon-e ka-yo. - I go to the park.

공원에 있어요. Kongweon-e isseoyo. - I am at the park.

운동하다 undong-hada to exercise / work out (sport)

공원에서 운동해요. Kongweon-eseo undong-haeyo. - I exercise at the park.

듣다 teud-da - to listen

들어요 teuR-eo-yo I listen (irregular verb !)

집에 가요. Jib-e kayo. I go home.

집에 있어요. Jib-e isseoyo. - I am home.

집에서 라디오를 들어요. Jib-eseo ladio-reul teuR-eo-yo. - At home I listen to the radio.

학교에 가요. hakkyo-e kayo. - I go to school.

학교에 있어요. hakkyo-e isseoyo. I am at school.

학교에서 공부해요. hakkyo-eseo kongbu-haeyo. I study at school.

여러분 감사합니다 - yeoreobun kamsa-hamnida - Thank you everybody