The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemWords with 받침Adding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelThe Honorific Ending 시Irregular PredicatesParticlesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsExpressing desire with 고 싶다NumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에The Plural Particle 들The Possessive Particle 의The Particle 에서The Particle 도The Particle 부터The Particle 까지The Particle 만

있다 and 없다

We explore the words and .


The adjectives and are used to describe the existence or non-existence of an object in physical space.
Where is (the) school?
(It) is in Busan.
Is there coffee in (the) cup?
There is no coffee.


The adjective 있다 and 없다 indicate that subject of a sentence is possessed.
Kyuhee Park has the ticket.
(They) have the letter.

Predicates with 있다 and 없다

Some adjectives contains 있다 and 없다 to indicate a subject has or lacks a quality.
How's the music?
It's fun!
It's going to snow?
Yeah, definitely.