여기, 거기, 저기 Place Words
August 26, 2009 by tailieutienghan
여기 (yeogi), 거기 (geogi), 저기 (jeogi) are place words, and correlate to the English “here,” “there,” and “over there.”
여기 (yeogi) is equivalent to the English “here.”
거기 (geogi) is roughly equivalent to the English “there.”
This word implies that the location of conversation is far from the speaker, but close to the listener.
저기 (jeogi) is roughly equivalent to the English “over there.”
This word implies that the location of conversation is far from both the speaker and listener.
These words function as nouns, and adjectives as well.
These words can be used as nouns.
Here is Korea.
If they are used in conjunction with the verbs 가다 (gada) – to go, or 오다 (oda) – to come, the direction particle or location particle, 에(서) [e(seo)], is attached to these words.
여기 + 에 = yeogi-e
1.여기에서 술 마셨어.
(yeogi-eseo sul masyeosseo.)
(I) drank here.
(She) went over there.
1.저도 거기에 갑니다.
(jeo-do geogi-e gamnida)
I am also going there.
2.저기에는 지하철 역이 없습니다.
(jeogi-e-neun jihacheol yeogi eopsseumnida)
There is no subway station over there. (lit. Over there, there is no subway station).
[location is far away from both speaker and listener]
3.거기는 안 추워?
(geogi-neun an chuwo?)
Isn\'t it cold there? (lit. There, isn\'t it cold?)
[location is far away from speaker, but close to the listener]
이거, 그거, 저거 – Demonstrative Pronouns
이-, 그-, 저- – Demonstrative Prefix
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