Today, you are going to learn how to say can’t in Korean, it is very useful just like “Can” you learned last week. It is very high frequency you need to know when you are learning Korean. The grammar point is “V.S. + 을/ㄹ 수 없다.” You have to use 을 with consonant ending and ㄹ with vowel ending. Please see the examples below with phonetic alphabet.
To meet 만나다
만나+ ㄹ 수 없다/ man nal soo eop da
I can meet you now/ 지금 만날 수 없어요/ ji kum man nal soo eop eo yo.
To eat 먹다
먹 + 을 수 없다 / meok eul soo eop da
I can eat now/지금 먹을 수 없어요/ ji kum meok eul soo eop eo yo.
To watch 보다
보 + ㄹ 수 없다/ bol soo eop da
I can watch now/ 지금 볼 수 없어요/ ji kum bol soo eop eo yo.
To wear 입다
입 + 을 수 없다다/ ip eul soo eop da
I can wear the shirt / 그 셔츠 입을 수 없어요/ gu shirt ip eul soo eop eo yo.
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