A/V/N ~ (으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 셈이다 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 January 18, 2022

By  Smriti

Today we'll be looking at the usage of " A/V/N ~ (으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 셈이다 " Korean grammar point with some examples.

Usage:
  1. ~ㄴ/은 /는 셈이다 indicates a calculated result and is a colloquial expression for saying something is more or less similar to another. 
  2. ~ㄹ /을 셈이다 indicates an intention or a plan. When someone plans to or intends to do something.
A/V/N ~ (으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 셈이다
The basic conjugation rules are :

A/V ~ㄴ/은 /는 셈이다 indicates a calculated result and is a colloquial expression for saying something is more or less similar to another. 

Present tense :

Adjectives : (으)ㄴ 셈이다

  • Attach ㄴ 셈이다 after stems ending with vowel 
  • Attach 은 셈이다 after stems ending with consonant

조용하다 - 조용한 셈이다

쓰다 - 쓴 셈이다

Verbs : 는 셈이다

You can simply add ~는 셈이다 after verb stem irrespective of whether the stem ends with a consonant or vowel.

오다 - 오는 셈이다

하다 - 하는 셈이다

마시다 - 마시는 셈이다

Noun : 임 셈이다

You can simply add ~임 셈이다 after nouns irrespective of whether they end with a consonant or vowel. 

학생 - 학생임 셈이다

절충안 - 절충안임 셈이다

공략 - 공략임 셈이다

Past tense :

Verb : (으)ㄴ 셈이다

만들다 - 만들은 셈이다

오다 - 온 셈이다

하다 - 한 셈이다

마시다 - 마신 셈이다

Noun : 였던 셈이다

공략 - 공략임 셈이다

집 - 집였던 셈이다


A/V ~ㄹ /을 셈이다 indicates an intention or a plan. When someone plans to or intends to. 

A/V : ㄹ/을 셈이다

  • Attach ㄹ after the stem ending with vowel.
  • Attach 을 after stem ending with consonant.

조용하다 - 조용할 셈이다

쓰다 - 쓸 셈이다

먹다 - 먹을 셈이다

가다 - 갈 셈이다

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