Pronouns (They) – 그들, 걔들, 그분들

As I bring explained inwards the previous post, “He in addition to She” are rattling infrequently used inwards spoken Korean. It is the same inwards the illustration of “They” every bit well. It is hardly e’er used inwards normal conversations (except for 걔들 / 걔네들, the informal shape of “They” which is to a greater extent than ofttimes used inwards informal spoken Korean)

What nosotros produce instead is to refer to mortal past times their names, lay or condition inwards gild or non simply mentioning “He, She, or They” at all inwards conversations every bit long every bit the speakers having a conversation know who they’re talking about.

But for the sake of completeness, I include the diverse forms of “They” below. They’re to a greater extent than probable to last used inwards songs, dramas in addition to books alongside the exception of 걔들 / 걔네들 which, every bit I said earlier, are used quite often inwards informal spoken Korean amid closed friends or people of similar historic menstruation inwards a closed social network.

  • Note: Essentially, 걔들 in addition to 걔네들 are both used every bit “They” inwards informal spoken Korean, in addition to are normally interchangeable. 



Informal form 
(그들 / 그녀들, They)

  • 그들 / 그녀들 = They
    • 걔들 / 걔네들 (usually inwards spoken Korean)
    • 그들 (when referring to a grouping of guys or a mixed-sex group) 
    • 그녀들 (when referring to a grouping of gals only)
  • 그들은 = They + 은 (Topic particle)
    • 걔들은 / 걔네들은 (usually inwards spoken Korean)
  • 그들의 = Their
    • 걔들 / 걔네들 (의 is normally omitted inwards spoken Korean)
  • 그들의 것 = Theirs (written Korean)
    • 걔들 꺼 / 걔네들 꺼 (usually inwards spoken Korean)

Polite form (그분들, They)

  • 그분들 = They
  • 그분들의 = Their
    • 그분들 (의 is normally omitted inwards spoken Korean)
  • 그분들의 것 = Theirs (written Korean)
    • 그분들 꺼 (usually inwards spoken Korean)


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