Let’s #2

Posted on 08. Feb, 2016 by in Uncategorized

As I said in the last week that there are about three ways to say “Let’s” in Korean. Today, you are going to learn “같이 + 요” which is appropriated using in casual formal situation; it can be used to people older than you or stranger. The grammar pattern is “같이 + V.S. + (어) 요”.  “같이/ Godchi” means together. Please read the examples below.

To eat 먹다

같이 + 먹다 + 요 = 같이 먹어요. Let’s eat together!

To go 가다

같이 + 가다 + 요 = 같이 가요. Let’s go together!

To watch 보다 *irregular

같이 + 보다 + 요 = 같이 봐요.  Let’s watch together!

To sleep 자다

같이 + 자다 + 요 = 같이 자요. Let’s go to bed together!

To study 공부하다  *하다 ending becomes 해요*

같이 + 공부하다 + 요 = 같이 공부해요 Let’s study together!

*In formal situation, you can use “같이 + 세요” instead of “같이 +요” above.

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Let’s #1

Posted on 01. Feb, 2016 by in Uncategorized

There are about three ways to say “Let’s” in Korean. Today, you are going to learn “자/ Ja” which is appropriated using in informal situation; you don’t want to use to older people or stranger. This is good to have with your friend. The grammar pattern is “V.S. + 자”. It is always good to learn new grammar pattern using the examples. Please study the examples below for recognizing the 자.

To eat 먹다

먹다 + 자 = 먹자 Let’s eat!

To go 가다

가다 + 자 = 가자 Let’s go!

To watch 보다

보다 + 자 = 보자  Let’s watch!

To sleep 자다

자다 + 자 = 자자 Let’s go to bed!

To study 공부하자

공부하다 + 자 = 공부하자 Let’s study!

*Infinitive is very important learning Korean because there are a lot of way to say with variety of verb ending. Therefore, you should know where it comes from and I am trying to post the infinitives in each blog.


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Verb ending #4

Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Today, you are going to learn verb ending “군요/ GunYo ” which expresses surprise and strong feeling such a wow. In my personal opinion, Korean women use “군요/ GunYo ” more than Korean men just like the last blog ending verb #3. So, it sounds like more kind and friendly. Let’s learn how to use it through the examples below. Remember, Korean use “군요/ GunYo ” with past tense a lot, but if they want use it as present tense you need to add 는 in front of 군요, and add (을/ㄹ) 거 for future tense.

To eat 먹다

먹다 + 는군요 = 먹는군요. Present Tense

먹었다+ 군요 = 먹었군요   (Oh, you/ he/ she ate all. 다 먹었군요.)

먹다 + 을 거군요 = 먹을 거군요. Future Tense

To go 가다

가다 + 는군요 = 가는군요.

갔다 + 군요 = 갔군요 (Oh, he left already, 벌써 갔군요.)

가다 + ㄹ 거군요 = 갈 거군요.

To watch 보다

보다 + 는군요 = 보는군요

봤다 + 군요 = 봤군요 (Oh, you already watched it. 벌써 봤군요.)

보다 + ㄹ 거군요 = 볼 거군요.

*In the future tense, need to check if it is vowel ending or consonant ending.


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