How To Say What Someone Or Something's 'Called' In Korean
In Korean, N + 이라는 and its concise variant N + 이란 are employed to designate “the thing called…” or “something/someone named…“.
This grammar structure allows for a clear and specific reference to particular items, names, or titles.
Grammar Rule: N + 이라는 or N + 이란
Examples of (이)라는 & (이)란 in context
There's a new cafe called Apple Story near the library.
I met a girl called Hanna at the baseball game last night.
Someone called Minho left a message yesterday.
There's a movie called 'Tunnel' coming out next week.
The (이)라는 and (이)란 structures provide a nuanced method to specify or identify particular items or entities in the Korean language.
By mastering these patterns, learners can enhance the clarity of their expressions, making conversations more precise and context-rich.