Learn Korean with BLACKPINK #1 – 나, 너, 우리, 그녀, 그, 그들

Korean words for I, you, we, she, he, they : 나, 너, 우리, 그녀, 그, 그들

Let’s learn Korean words for I, you, we, she, he, they with BLACKPINK lyrics.
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[na] I

나 어떡해? 나약한 날 견딜 수 없어
na eo-tteo-kae? na-ya-kan nal gyeon-dil su eop-seo
What should I do? I can’t bear to be so weak

*나(I) +
어떡해?(어떻게(how) + 해(do?)) +
나약한(나약하다(be weak) + ㄴ(noun modifier)) +
날(나(I) + 를(object particle), =날) +
견딜 수(견디다(bear)+ ~ㄹ 수(dependent noun)) +
없어(there isn’t)
(*어떻게 해 can be abbreviated to 어떡해 and 나를 can be abbreviated to 날.
Verb stem + ~ㄹ 수 있다’ means ‘can’ and ‘Verb stem + ~ㄹ 수 없다’ means ‘can’t’.
Just remove the -다 at the end of the dictionary form to get the Korean verb stem.
For example, 나약하다, 견디다 is the dictionary form and 나약하, 견디 is the verb stem of 나약하다, 견디다.)


[neo] you

너는 날 꼭 잡아줘
neo-neun nal kkok ja-ba-jwo
You hold me tight
[(paraphrase) Please catch me]

*너(you) + 는(topic particle) +
날(나(I) + 를(object particle), =날) +
꼭(surely) +
잡아줘(잡다(catch) + ~아주다(do for))
(*~아/어/해 주다 indicates that an action is being done for someone.)


우리 [u-ri] we, us, our

우리 사랑은 불장난
u-ri sa-rang-eun bul-jang-nan
Our love, which is like playing with fire

*우리(our) +
사랑(love) + 은(topic particle) +
불(fire) + 장난(fun, joke)


그녀 [geu-nyeo] she
[geu] he
그들 [geu-deul] they

네 옆에 그녀는 바보
ne yeo-pe geu-nyeo-neun ba-bo
The girl next to you is a fool

*네(너(you) + 의(of), =네) +
옆(side) + 에(at[on]) +
그녀(she) + 는(topic particle) +
(*너의 can be abbreviated to 네 or 니.)


Grammar Reference

*Noun + ~은/는 : noun + topic particle
ex)너는 : 너(you) + 는(topic particle)
사랑은 : 사랑(love) + 은(topic particle)
그녀는 : 그녀(she) + 는(topic particle)
은 for nouns ending with a consonant such as 사랑, 는 for nouns ending with a vowel such as 너, 그녀.

*Noun + ~을/를 : noun + object particle
ex)날 : 나(I) + 를(object particle)
을 for nouns ending in a consonant, 를 for nouns ending in a vowel.
나를 can be abbreviated to 날.

*Adjective[verb] stem + ㄴ/은/는/을 + noun : noun that adjective[verb]
ex)나약한 날 : 나약하다(weak) + ㄴ(noun modifier)) + 날(나(I) + 를(object particle))
ㄴ/은/는/을 is added to verbs and adjectives to make them work as noun modifiers.

*Noun + ~의 : of
ex)네 : 너(you) + 의(of) = 너의 = 니

*Noun + ~에 : at [on, in, to, into]
ex)옆에 : 옆 (side) + 에 (at[on])

*Common and useful Korean pronouns + particles
The most common Korean particles are listed below.
Subject particle: 이 / 가
Topic particle: 은 / 는
Object particle: 을 / 를
Possessive particle: 의
이, 은, 을 for nouns ending with a consonant, 가, 는, 를 for nouns ending with a vowel.

이/가 은/는 을/를
내가 나는(=난) 나를(=날) 나의(=내)
네가(=니가) 너는(=넌) 너를(=널) 너의(=네, 니)
우리 우리가 우리는(=우린) 우리를(=우릴) 우리의(=우리)
그들 그들이 그들은 그들을 그들의


BLACKPINK music video to enjoy

BLACKPINK - Kill This Love

Well done for making it this far.
Watch the Kill This Love music video above and see if you can hear “나 어떡해? 나약한 날 견딜 수 없어”, which you learned today.

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