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Grammar Lesson 1 Korean

안,지 않다 (negation)

안 + V
V + 지 + 않다

There’s two different ways to make a negative sentence, either using 안 before a verb or conjugating it with -지 않다

1. Putting 안 before a verb makes it negative and doesn’t change its tense
2. Conjugating the verb by replacing ‘다’ with ‘지 않다’ makes it negative, this way is also slightly more formal.

Examples

가요. = I’m not going.

지 않아요. = I’m not eating.