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하고, (이)랑, 과 / 와 (Nouns + “and”) informal/formal usage| [Grammar of the Week]


As much fun as I had doing those videos, I knew it was time to get back to the grammar lessons. I’ll probably be having a hard time keeping this up after this weekend since I’ll be in graduate school soon. However, I’m going to do my best to stay on top of this.

Also! Mark your calendars for September 7, 2017! If you haven’t heard already, duolingo will be releasing the Korean version on that date so make sure you download it when it’s available!

Let’s get started!

To keep in sync with the topic of “and” I decided to kind of return to this but also add to it as well. This lesson will be different than what you remember here before and we’re going to take each one at a time for the next three weeks because the distinctions are important.

하고, (이)랑, 과 / 와 are all particles and must be added to the end of a noun to connect it to another noun.


  • 하고 | conversational
  • (이)랑 | conversational
  • 과 / 와 | writing or formal speech

For now, we will be looking at 하고.  This is probably the one you will use more frequently when you’re talking to others, however, you still should be aware of the other ways to say “and”.

  • 하고 | conversational
    • i.e.,
      • 펜 하고 종이 | “pen and paper”

Examples for the rest of the week!

어서! 빨리! (Hurry!) (video) | [Grammar of the “Day”]


We’ve reached the last day of my “K-dramas Teach Korean Too!” video series called “Pit-A-Pat.” I hope this week has been useful for you. Let me know if you want me to do this again because I honestly had a lot of fun doing it!

I decided to end the week with something easier than before to kind of give you a bit of a break. This is something very familiar and so there’s no need for me to add any additional information.

See you next week!

저기… 보여. (Pointing to Something/Do you see it?) {video}| [Grammar of the “Day”]


Alright so unlike the previous days, I’m not going to explain today’s video! This video is really two things: 1) a refresher for the usage of 저기 and (2) adding to what you may already know about how to use it.

However, I will talk about one thing!

보여 | comes from the verb 보이다 (boida)

  • to be shown
  • something is visible
  • a little different than 보다 [watching/looking at]

Check out the video below to see more on this topic!

…기억이 난다… Expressing Heartbreak (video)| [Grammar of the “Day”]


Today’s lesson is not as upbeat as yesterday and with good reason. We deal with a wide range of emotions throughout our life and one of those emotions just so happens to be heartbreak. Or, if you watch a lot of k-dramas, you may see this happen… often.

So how do you express it?

The video describes three different ways to express sadness.

  • 애틋하다
  • 간절하다
  • 괴롭다

I’ll let the video describe those words. I wanted to focus on 기억이 난다. Even though the video is using an example from a k-drama describing a sad situation, this can also be used in a practical way.

기억이 난다 | “I remember…”

  • 기억 | comes from the verb 기억하다 meaning “to remember”
  • 난다 |  in this case, a form of “I”
  • phrase needs to be conjugated

This can be expressed in two different ways:

  • -던 기억이 나요 | “I remember”
  • -던 생각이 나요 | “I recall”

Let’s look at a practical example: [rough examples]

  • 음악 듣던 기억이 나요. | “I remember listening to music.”
  • 밥을 먹던 생각이 나요. | “I recall eating rice.”

These may not be the best examples but just an idea of how this can be used.

Check out the video for a full breakdown!