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에서 grammar meaning, conjugation, and practice

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에서 grammar meaning, conjugation, and practice

Today, we’re going to learn ‘Noun-에서 grammar’ It is a simple grammar to learn Korean. 에서 attached with nouns so first of all, you have to learn which is a noun, which is a pronoun, which is a verb and adjectives to get proper knowledge of the Korean language. You can visit the category section of this site to learn more.

‘N에서’ is added to the place of nouns or 명사-에서 attached with a noun. It indicates the place where an action or behavior occurs. (‘에서’ corresponds to ‘at’ or ‘in’ in English).

에서 example

“어디에서 밥을 먹어요?” Where do you have your meal?

식당에서 밥을 먹어요.” I have a meal at a dining hall.

Here, ‘에서’ attaches after the place noun ‘a dining hall.’ It indicates that the place where I have a meal is a dining hall.

어디에서 공부를 해요?” Where do you study?

학교에서 공부를 해요. I study at school.

Here, ‘에서’ attaches after the place noun ‘school.’

It indicates that the place where I study is a school.

I study. Where do I study? I study at school.

Whether the noun has the final consonant or not ‘에서’ is used in both cases.

How to use 에서 grammar?

Whether a  noun has the final consonant or not ‘에서’ is used for both cases.

‘식당’ which has the final consonant, it becomes ‘식당에서.’

Likewise, ‘학교’ which does not have the final consonant, it becomes ‘학교에서.’

Korean grammar 에서 conjugation

Which word should be in the underline? Let’s do some exercise.

영화관 (movie theatre)

대학교 (university)

영화관 (movie theatre) has the final consonant.

대학교 (university) does not have the final consonant.

What should we use?

‘에서’ is used for both.

영화관 (movie theatre) ~ 영화관에서

대학교 (university) ~ 대학교에서

카페 (Café)

우체국 (post office)

카페 (Café) does not have the final consonant. 우체국 (post office) has the final consonant.

What should we use?

‘에서’ is used for both.

카페 (Café) = 카페에서

우체국 (post office) = 우체국에서

Now, let’s make a phrases using ‘N-에서.’

I see a movie at the theatre. (영화관)

What should we say?

‘영화관에서 영화를 봐요.’ (I see a movie at a movie theatre.)

I drink coffee at a coffee shop. (커피숍)

What should we say?

‘커피숍에서 커피를 마셔요.’ (I drink coffee at a coffee shop.)

I buy some clothes in department stores. (백화점)

How should we say?

‘백화점에서 옷을 사요.’ I buy some clothes at the department stores.

I work at convenient store (편의점)

Then, it becomes ‘편의점에서 일을 해요.’ I work at a convenient store.

오늘 뭐 해요? What are you going to do today?

“오늘 친구를 만나고 스타벅스에서 커피를 마셔요. I’m going to meet my friend and drink coffee at Starbucks.

Basic Korean grammar 에서 Summary

Now let’s sum up. We’ve learned ‘Noun에서.’

‘에서’ is used with (place) nouns. And it indicates the place where the action or behaviour occurs.

Whether the noun has the final consonant or not, ‘에서’ is used.

As the example sentences, we’ve looked at l have a meal at the dining hall. ( ‘식당에서 밥을 먹어요.)

I study at school (‘학교에서 공부를 해요’.)

That’s all for today. If you want to learn more related grammars you can access from the links below.

안 동사 which is the expression of negating an action.

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