[Grammar] -에서 Place particle

-에서 Place particle

 

We have learned the place particle -에 in the previous post(click), -에 is a place particle which means ‘existence(-에 있어요/없어요)’ or ‘direction(-에 가요/와요)’.

-에서 is also a place particle, but this is for an action, such as “I work at home”, “I study at the library” or “I eat lunch at a restaurant”.  In those sentences, ‘work’, ‘study’ and ‘eat’ have actions, you “do” something.  Let’s look at sentences below.

에서 텔레비전을 봐요.(보다:watch)
I am watching TV at home.
학교에서 공부해요.(공부하다:study)
I am studying at my school.
회사에서 일해요.(일하다:work)
I am working at my company.
도서관에서 책을 읽어요.(읽다:read)
I am reading books at the library.
커피숍에서 친구를 만나요.(만나다:meet)
I am meeting my friend at the coffee shop.
극장에서 영화를 봐요.(보다:watch)
I am watching a movie at the theater.
백화점에서 신발을 사요.(사다:buy)
I am buying shoes at the department store.
친구 집에서 컴퓨터 게임해요.(게임하다:play a game)
I am playing a computer game at my friend’s home.

You can also listen to the pronunciation here.

As I said earlier, you can’t use -에 with an action verb, so you can’t say “집에 텔레비전을 봐요(X)” or “학교에 공부해요(X)”.  This is easy grammar, right? 🙂

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