So today we’re going to be looking at how to talk about location a bit and what the differences in the words above are.
Let’s get started!
- 이곳 (igos) | “this place”
- 그곳 (geugos) | “that place”
- 저곳 (jeogos) | “that place over there”
Remember that 이, 그, and 저 signify the location that you’re talking about. So 이 (here), 그 (there), and 저 (over there). And 곳 is one of the many ways in Korean to say “place.” For now, we will only be looking at this word to talk about a location.
So what does 곳 mean other than “place” and why are there other ways to say this in Korean?
There are other ways to say “place” because you could be talking about different things like a venue, concert or event (there’s a word for that), you could be talking specifically about a location (there’s a word for that) or you could just be talking about a place and in which case you’d use 곳.
This is probably also one of the most commonly heard ways to say “place” and you may here it a lot in k-dramas.
However, I’m not going to leave you guys having in wondering, “What are the other words??” Because… I found another video!! TTMK was one of my most favorite sites to use when I was first learning Korean. It’s a great resource that I still refer too from time to time when even I have questions about something.
Check out the video below!