Today we’ll see grammar patterns which are used to form sentences for asking opinions on something or making suggestions in Korean.
The usage is fairly simple to grasp so lets see the ways and some examples for better understanding.
을까요/ ㄹ까요 grammar is used after the verb stem in three possible scenarios mentioned below :
- While asking for someone’s opinion,
- While suggesting to do something together or,
- Used for questions, thoughts or guesses.
- 오늘 점심에 뭐 먹을까요? - What shall we eat for lunch today?
- 오늘 밤에 저녁 나가서 먹을까요? - Should we go out for dinner tonight?
- 그러면 끊을까요? - Should I turn it off then?
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.
- 다음에 이야기 합시다. - Let's talk next time.
- 점심 식사합시다. - Let's have lunch.
- 지하철을 탑시다. - Let's take the subway.
This grammar pattern is used to offer a suggestion or recommendation to someone. When the other person does something that does not suit the speaker this form is used to strongly suggest another action. It has the meaning of "Why don't you?"
1. 피곤하면 쉬지 그래요.
If you are tired, why don't you rest?
2. 모르면 물어 보지 그래요.
If you don't know then why don't you ask?
3. 색이 마음에 안 들면 바꾸지 그래요.
If you don't like the color, why don't you exchange it?
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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.
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