Informal "Am, Is, Are" in Korean

예요/이에요 is am, is, are in Korean

In our previous chapter, we delved into the formal usage of "Am, Is, Are" in Korean. Now, let's explore the informal way to express this concept:

"It is something."

For this chapter, we'll work with these five nouns to grasp the sentence structure:

Word Pronunciation Meaning
자동차 jadongcha Car 🚗
jib House 🏡
가족 kajok Family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
학교 hakgyo School 🏫
핸드폰 haendeupon Phone 📞


For nouns ending with a consonant sound:

Noun + 이에요(i-eyo) = It is (a) noun.


Noun Copula Sentence Pronunciation Meaning
🏡집 + 이에요
(to be)
= 집이에요. Jibi-eyo It's a house.
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦가족 = 가족이에요. Kajogi-eyo It's a family.
📱핸드폰 = 핸드폰이에요. Haen-deu-poni-eyo It's a phone.

For nouns ending with a vowel sound:

Noun + 예요(yeyo) = It is (a) noun.


Noun Copula Sentence Pronunciation Meaning
🚘자동차 + 예요
(to be)
= 자동차예요. Jadongcha-yeyo It's a car.
🏫학교 = 학교예요. Hakgyo-yeyo It's a school.

Now, let's see these sentences with their Korean meanings and pronunciations:

1. It's a house.


2. It's a family.


3. It's a phone.


4. It's a car.


5. It's a school.


Try making your own sentence like this🥳👇

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Hi, 다크라운이에요.

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