(ㄴ/는)다,(아/어)라,니,냐,자 (intimate and plain forms)

In Korean there are different levels of politeness that one needs to be aware of. We use the polite form usually with strangers (using 요 at the end of every sentence), and also we learned about the deferential form which we use for seniors and elders. Now it’s time to learn two other forms, the […]

것 같다,나 보다,(아/어/여)보이다 (I think, I guess, it seems)

In this lesson we will learn how to say ‘I think’, ‘I assume/suppose/guess’, and ‘it seems like/looks like’. V + (ㄴ/은,는,ㄹ/을)것 같다 1. To say, ‘I think that…’, you conjugate the verb with past (ㄴ/은), present (는) or future tense (ㄹ/을) (remember how to do that?), and then append 것 같다 as the ending. 내일 […]

아/어/여 보다,았었/었었/였었,본 적 있다/없다 (to try, done before)

In this lesson, we will learn how to say how to try something, and to say whether we’ve done something before. AV + 아/어/여 + 보다 1. There isn’t really a verb for ‘to try’ in Korean, instead we conjugate the verb that we are trying to do into present form (아/어/여) and append 보다 […]