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Grammar Lesson 2 Korean

에서,부터,까지 (from, to)

Place + 에서
Time + 부터
place/time + 까지

에서 and 부터 means from, and 까지 means to or until.
These particles are attached after a noun, with 에서 being used more with location and 부터 used more with time, and 까지 used as to (for location) and until (for time).

Examples

한국에서 미국까지 = From Korea to USA

아침부터 저녁까지 = From morning to evening

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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.