How To Say ‘Tomorrow’ In Korean

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The 80/20* of How to Say ‘Tomorrow’ in Korean


Tomorrow  – 내일 (naeil)


How to remember (association):

I’m gonna nail that test tomorrow. (내일/naeil)

*80/20 Pareto Principle – The 20% you should learn that will give you 80% of the results.


Some of the most convenient words to learn are ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’, and ‘yesterday’. In this lesson, you will learn how to say tomorrow in Korean, read on for explanations, tips to remember it and sample sentences!


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‘Tomorrow’ in Korean

Similar to ‘today’ and ‘yesterday’ there are a variety of ways for how to say tomorrow in Korean, depending on which meaning you wish to express. The basic way to say tomorrow, as in the day that comes after tomorrow, is using the word 내일 (naeil).

명일 (myeongil) means tomorrow with the same meaning as 내일. However, this version of the word is derived from Chinese and not used as often. Its usage is also usually limited to official use and academics.

One more word that means tomorrow in Korean is 장래 (jangnae). However, the meaning of this one is closer to ‘near future’ rather than ‘the day after today’, so be careful when using it.


To remember how to say tomorrow in Korean we’ll create an English association for it. This can be any word, phrase, or image that helps you recall the Korean word and its meaning.

So how can we remember 내일? It sounds like the English word nail.


I’m gonna nail that test tomorrow. (내일/naeil)

What associations can you think up to remember 내일? Remember, the more unique or strange the story is, the easier it is to remember.

A word of caution about Romanization

While it is possible for you to study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and not difficult to learn. In fact, you can learn it in just 90 minutes.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?


Sample Sentences

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저는 내일 고향으로 돌아가요. (jeoneun naeil gohyangeuro doragayo.)

     I go back to my hometown tomorrow.

내일 약속 있어요? (naeil yaksok isseoyo? )

     Do you have any plans for tomorrow?

그 박람회가 내일 열릴거래요. (geu bangnamhoega naeil yeollilgeoraeyo.)

     They said the exhibition will open tomorrow.

내일쯤 이 프로젝트에 대해서 발표를 가능해요? (naeiljjeum i peurojekteue daehaeseo balpyoreul ganeunghaeyo?)

     Is it possible for you to do a presentation of this project around tomorrow?

내일까지 알려주면 돼요. (naeilkkaji allyeojumyeon dwaeyo.)

     Let me know by tomorrow.


내일 봐! (naeil bwa!)

     See you tomorrow!

내일 오전에 잠깐 볼래? (naeil ojeone jamkkan bollae?)

     Do you want to meet for a bit tomorrow before noon?

내일밤안까지 그 시험의 신청 마감이야. (naeilbamankkaji geu siheomui sincheong magamiya.)

     Registration for that exam ends by tomorrow night.

내일부터 건강하게 먹으려고 해. (naeilbuteo geonganghage meogeuryeogo hae.)

     I intend to eat healthy starting tomorrow.

우리 내일 몇시에 볼까? (uri naeil myeotsie bolkka?)

     What time shall we meet tomorrow?

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