About Korean Pronouns: You, Me, He/She


You, me, he/she, it, who, this, that.... etc. are all pronouns. There is a distinction between honorific and self modest pronouns in Korean, so it is important to use the appropriate pronouns in social occasions. Here is an introduction to the usage of the Korean pronouns 'you, me, he/she'.

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You, I, he/she, it, who, this, that.... etc. are all pronouns.
There is a distinction between honorific and self modest pronouns in Korean, so it is important to use the appropriate pronouns in social occasions.
Here is an introduction to the usage of the Korean pronouns "you, I, he/she".

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I:저/나,자기

Self-effacing, used when talking to elders, or on polite occasions.

It is generally used for peers, juniors, and people who are close to you.

자기

Me, Self
Introduce myself=자기소개
Sometimes couples in love will call each other 「자기」。

자기 일은 스스로 해야지!

You should do your own thing by yourself.

With particles

Below is a table that combines with common particles.

I
저는=전나는=난I(subject)
제가내가I(subject)
저의=제나의=내My
저를=절나를=날Me(object)
에게저에게=제게나에게=내게To me,For me
와/랑저와,저랑나와,나랑With me

你:당신/그대/너

당신

Used in honor of the other party.

그대

Often found in song lyrics, rarely seen in general settings.

It is generally used for peers, juniors, and people who are close to you.

With particles

Below is a table that combines with common particles.

당신그대You
는/은당신은그대는=그댄너는=넌You(subject)
가/이당신이그대가네가/니가You(subject)
당신의그대의너의=네(니)Your
당신을그대를=그댈너를=널You(object)
에게당신에게그대에게너에게=네게To you,For you
와/랑너와,너랑그대와,그대랑당신과,당신이랑With you


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