(으)ㅂ시다 [Korean Grammar] 

 April 15, 2021

By  Smriti

Learning grammar is one of the most difficult things for Korean language learners. On this blog we will try to help you learn Korean grammar in the quickest and easiest way possible. This blog will be helpful for those who are studying Korean language and want to improve their grammar skills.

Today we’ll see how to form sentences with grammar pattern "(으)ㅂ시다" with some example sentences.

This grammar pattern is used formally to express a proposition, suggestion, or an order to a group of two or more. This is equivalent to saying "Let's (verb) or Shall we (verb)" in English.

How to conjugate (으)ㅂ시다 grammar pattern?

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Pattern

Case

Example

1

Verb + ㅂ시다

If the word has final consonant (받침) or ㄹ

갑시다 etc.

2

Verb + (으)ㅂ시다

If the word has no final consonant

(받침)

먹읍시다 etc.

Verb + ㅂ시다

When the verb stem either does NOT have any 받침 or ends with a ㄹ then ㅂ시다 is used.

For example : 가다


가다 - 가 + ㅂ시다

= 갑시다  ( Let's go. )

Verb + (으)ㅂ시다 

When the verb stem ends with a 받침 then (으)ㅂ시다 is used. 

For example : 먹다


먹다 - 먹 + (으)ㅂ시다

= 먹읍시다  ( Let's eat. )

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  • 공부합시다. - Let's study.
  • 내일 봅시다. - See you tomorrow.
  • 회의를 시작합시다. - Let's start this meeting.
  • 다음에 이야기 합시다. - Let's talk next time.
  • 점심 식사합시다. - Let's have lunch.
  • 지하철을 탑시다. - Let's take the subway.
  • 10분 후에 출발합시다. - Let's depart after 10 minutes.

NOTE :

The informal form of (으)ㅂ시다 is V + 자 

You can drop (으)ㅂ시다 in the end of the sentences and instead use 자 when using it with your friends or anyone closer to you. 

The sentences then can be formed like :

  • 공부하자. - Let's study.
  • 내일 보자. - See you tomorrow.
  • 회의를 시작하자. - Let's start this meeting.
  • 다음에 이야기 하자. - Let's talk next time.
  • 점심 식사하자. - Let's have lunch.
  • 지하철을 타자. - Let's take the subway.
  • 10분 후에 출발하자. - Let's depart after 10 minutes.

Check out the list of 200 Korean verbs given below and practice making your own sentences with (으)ㅂ시다 ending.

Learning Korean can be tricky, especially when the goal of your learning is conversation. If you’ve ever attempted to speak Korean but were unable to, then hopefully you’ll find this post helpful.

Thank you for reading. If you have any questions or suggestions. Comment down below. 

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