N (이)네요, A/V 네요 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 January 13, 2022

By  Smriti

Today we'll be looking at the usage of " N (이)네요, A/V 네요 " Korean grammar point with some example sentences.


This grammar pattern can be used to indicate your emotional reaction to what you have just realized.

This expression is used to indicate that the speaker is impressed or rather surprised by a fact he/she learned anew from a past personal experience.

Often it expresses surprise typically at unexpected or counter-expected events or states. 

Adding 요 is optional. You can use it when talking to strangers or someone older than you. 

1) The weather is really nice today.

오늘은 날씨가 정말 좋네요.

2) Perhaps because it's the weekend, there are so many people in the department store.

주말이라 그런지 백화점에 사람이 정말 많네요.

3) Looking at the calendar, Christmas is approaching.

달력을 보니 어느새 크리스마스가 다가오고 있네요.

N (이)네요, A/V 네요 [ Korean Grammar ]

An expression used to ask the listener for a consent about the speaker's guess or assumption.

1) Since it's going to rain tomorrow, you can't go on a picnic, right?

내일 비가 온다고 하니 소풍은 못 가겠네요?

2) If there's gold powder in the liquor, it'll be really expensive, right?

술에 금가루가 들어 있으면 무지 비싸겠네요?

The basic conjugation rules are :
  1. A/V : 네요 in the present tense

For example :

1) 예쁘네요- 저 꽃꽂이 예쁘네요.

That flower arrangement is beautiful.

2) 가네요- 이 일이 우습게 되어가네요.

This work is getting ridiculous.

3) 좋네요- 여기 음악은 참 좋네요.

The music here is very good. 

4) 맛있네요- 야, 이 커피 맛있네요.

Ah, this coffee is good.

  1. A/V : 았/었네요 in the past tense

  • When the stem ends with 오 or 아 then ~았네요 is added. 
  • When the stem ends with anything other than 오 or 아 then ~었네요 is added. 

For example :

1) 갔네요- 그러네요. 시간이 정말 빨리 갔네요.

The time went by so quickly. 

2) 먹었네요- 난 아침을 잔뜩 먹었네요.

I had a big breakfast.

  1. N : (이)네요

  • When the noun ends with a vowel add ~이네요 at the end.
  • When the noun ends with a consonant add ~네요 at the end.

For example :

1) 학생- 겨우 학생이네요.

You are just a student.

2) 의사- 그래서 지금은 진짜 의사네요?

So right now you're an actual doctor?

Some example sentences :

1) This drama is fun.

이 드라마 재미있네요.

2) Son is cute!

아들이 귀엽네요!

3) It's already December.

벌써 12월이네요.

4) The iPhone is expensive.

아이폰은 비싸네요.

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