이거, 그거, 저거 Demonstrative Pronouns
August 25, 2009 by tailieutienghan
이거 (igeo), 그거(geugeo), 저거(jeogeo) are demonstrative pronouns, which can be expressed as “this,” “that,” and “that over there” respectively. These words are pronouns and are used just as nouns are.
이거 (igeo) means “this.”
그거 (geugeo) means “that.”
그거 (geugeo) indicates the speaker is far from item under discussion but the listener is close to it.
저거 (jeogeo) means “that.”
저거 (jeogeo) indicates both the speaker and listener are far from the item under discussion.
All three of these have corresponding written forms.
이거, 그거, 저거
이것, 그것, 저것
The written form of these words can be broken down as such:
[demonstrative modifier] + 것 = 이것, 그것, 저것
것 (geot) means thing.
Literally, 이것 (igeot) means “this thing” 그것 (geugeot) means “that thing” and 저것 (jeogeot) means “that thing over there.”
In spoken Korean, however, they are as follows
[demonstrative modifier] + 거 = 이거, 그거, 저거
거 (geo) means thing.
1.이거는 제 책이야.
igeo-neun je chaek-iya.
This is my book.
Who\'s is that over there?
3.그거요? 그거는 모자입니다.
geugeoyo? geugeo-neun moja-imnida.
That? That's a hat.
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