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겠 [ Korean Grammar ]
January 10, 2022

Today we'll be looking at the usage of " 겠 " Korean grammar point with some example sentences.

Usage :

This grammar point means intention or something that the speaker plans to do or will do. It is used to indicate future actions or possibilities as well. When it's used in this sense it usually shows commitment or promise and more politeness/formality compared to ㄹ/을 거예요. For example, "제가 하겠습니다" meaning "I'll do it".

It is sometimes used to express assumptions or guess. For example, "맛있겠어요!" meaning "It must be delicious."

Conjugation rule :

After removing 다 from the base form of the verb or stem of the adjective add 겠어요/겠습니다 etc. after it.


 Let's look at some example sentences.

  • The class must have already ended.
    수업이 벌써 끝났겠어요.
  • The awards ceremony will begin now.
    지금부터 시상식을 시작하겠습니다.
  • I wish you could help me.
    네가 좀 도와주면 좋겠어요.
  • Jisoo said she would go to Busan during this vacation.
    지수는 이번 휴가 때는 부산에 가겠다고 했다.
  • I will be a person who follows my dreams.
    나는 꿈을 좇는 사람이 되겠어요.
  • I will overcome this difficulty on my own.
    이 정도의 어려움은 내 스스로 이겨 내겠어요.
  • Elementary school students will be good at this.
    이런 건 초등학생도 잘하겠어요.
  • If I studied this hard, I would pass the test, right?
    이 정도로 공부했으면 시험에 합격하겠지?
  • Can you excuse me for a second?
    잠깐 실례 좀 해도 되겠습니까?
  • I'll say something.
    제가 한마디 하도록 하겠습니다.
  •  Can I go back now?
    이제 그만 돌아가도 되겠습니까?
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