The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemAdding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelIrregular PredicatesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsDesireNumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에


Most question are formed by using determiners and pronouns.

Asking about the identity of an object

is a pronoun used a placeholder for any object. 무엇 is often contracted to  or . For example, when inquiring what someone is eating:
What do (you) eat?
In the same fashion, the pronouns  can be used to ask questions.
Who are (you)?
Where are (you) going?
From when shall (I) start?

Asking about methods

When one wishes to inquire about a method or manner the adverb  is used.
How can I go to Incheon?

Asking about reasons or motives

When one wishes to inquire about a reason the adverb  is used.
Why (do they) always come late (for) practice?


When one wishes to ask which category or kind an object may belong to, the determiners is used.
What kind of music do you usually listen to?


When one wishes to distinguish an object from a group of selections  is used.
Which bus do I need to take to get to the airport?


When one inquires about a quantity the numeral  is used. 몇 is placed before a counter.
How many months did you spend?

Degree and extent

When one inquires about the degree to which something occurs, the adverb is used.
How much would you like to drink?