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The New Year is all about looking ahead, so let's talk about future tense today!

There are multiple kinds of future tense in Korean, but let's learn about one today:


Add ~ㄹ께 or 을께 to the end of a verb to make it future tense.

It means more like, I promise or I surely will do this in the future.
How to conjugate:
1. Take off the "다" from the verb (every verb ends in 다^^)
2. If the verb (without the 다) ends in a vowel, add a ㄹ께
3. If the verb ends in a consonant, add 을께
For example - 하다 becomes 할께 because it ends in an 아 (an A, a vowel!) but 먹다 becomes 먹을께 because it ends in a ㄱ (a G/K, a consonant!)
4. If you want to to be formal, add a 요 to the end!


하다 --> 할께 To do --> I'll do
(ha-da --> hal-kke)
가다 --> 갈께 To go --> I'll go
(ka-da --> kal-kke)
기다리다 --> 기다릴께 To wait --> I'll wait
(ki-da-ri-da --> ki-da-ril-kke)
먹다 --> 먹을께 To eat --> I'll eat
(meok-da --> meok-eul-kke)

What will you do in 2016?!

You can answer in Korean or English^^
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This is so helpful and clearly explained! 너무 감사합니다!
I so needed this (/.\) As for 2016, it's a pretty big year...first year of college, going to Korea, etc. ^^
감사합니다 ! I like this post very much!
hmm this 2016 여행 할게 hopefully I can come back to korea :))
I'll do nothing