-에서 Place particle
We have learned the place particle -에 on 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.
|집에서 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.
* Here is the difference between 에 and 에서. -에 is used for existence(있어요/없어요/살아요) and destination(가요/와요/다녀요), while 에서 is used for action verbs.
* 에서 also means ‘from a place’, check this out by clicking here.