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Grammar Lesson 2 Korean

한테(서),에게(서),께 (from, to) a person

Whenever we want to say to/from someone or living thing, we use 한테 or 에게 or 께.

Person + 께

1. 께 is the most formal one and used mostly with elders and seniors. It is attached the end of the noun and can mean ‘from’ or ‘to’ depending on context.

Person + 에게/에게서

2. 에게 is less formal but not too casual either. It is attached to the end of the noun, and 에게서 means strictly ‘from’ someone, but 에게 can mean ‘from’ or ‘to’ depending on the context.

Person + 한테/한테서

3. 한테 is the most casual and spoken out of these three. It is attached to the end of the noun, and 한테서 means strictly ‘from’ someone, but 한테 can mean ‘from’ or ‘to’ depending on the context.

Examples

왜 나한테 거짓말했어요 ? = Why did you lie to me?

그는 그녀에게 꽃과 초콜릿을 사줬어요. = He bought her flowers and chocolate.

부모님 전했어요. = I told my parents.