Tag: ending

  • (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 […]

  • (ㄴ/은)데/는데 (explanation,but,surprise)

    Now we look at a very common Korean grammar construct, (ㄴ/은)데/는데. This is used in a variety of situations to explain something, to join sentences, to express surprise, to expect an answer. AV + 는데 DV + (ㄴ/은)데 1. Verbs lose the stem and append -는데, Descriptive verbs (adjectives) append ㄴ + 데 if the […]

  • 지/죠 (confirmation, agreement, certainty)

    Now we look at a very common Korean ending, 죠 (지요). This a very subtle but important ending to know because its use is so widespread. V + 지/죠 1. 지/죠 is used when you are agreeing/confirming or saying something with certainty to another person who knows what you are talking about. 이 영화는 진짜 […]