Making verbs into nouns continued ~ V+는 것

While you can transform verbs into nouns but using +기 as looked at before,  you can also use -는 것.
We add it to the verb stem when using present tense. For past tense we use -(으)ㄴ 것, and for future tense use -(으)ㄹ 것.

For example, taking the base verb 공부하다:
공부한 것 = what you studied
공부하는 것 = what you study
공부할 것 = what you will study

편지를 받는 것을 좋아해요
I like receiving letters

요즘 일하는 것을 어디예요?
Where is it you are working recently?

운동하기는 건강에 좋아요
Exercising is good for your health


5 thoughts on “Making verbs into nouns continued ~ V+는 것

  1. sydneytoseoul says:

    My understanding is that you take the verb stem (eg// verb 받다 –> verb stem 받) and add the appropriate ending — 는 것 (present tense)/-(으)ㄴ 것 (past tense) /-(으)ㄹ 것 (future tense). I think thats what you mean?

    TalkToMeInKorean has a great detailed explanation here –>

    I made this post a loooong time ago, so it’s not hugely detailed, but when holidays come around I’ll try and update some of the older posts so they are more informative ^^

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