Grammar Lesson 16:

Korean sentence endings

In English, you will put "I think", "I guess", or "I noticed" in the beginning of a sentecce. However, in Korean, we put it at the end of a sentence. 

1. -것 같아요 I think 

1) I think Korea is a beautiful country. 
한국은 아름다운 국가인 것 같아요

2) I think he went to the library after school.
그가 학교 끝나고 도서관에 간 것 같아요

3) I think they are sleeping right now. 
걔네 지금 자고 있는 것 같아요.

2. -가 봐요, -나 봐요 I guess 
1) I guess the food wasn't that good. 
음식이 별로 맛이 없었나 봐요

2) I guess the medicine is not available in Korea. 
한국에는 그 약이 없나 봐요

3) I guess she's busy working. 
그녀는 일하느라 바쁜가 봐요. (for edjective, present tense) 

3. 더라고요 I noticed, I found that 

1) When I went to Seoul again in 10 years, I noticed it had changed a lot.
제가 10년 후에 서울에 다시 가 보니까 많이 변했더라고요

2) I noticed a lot of stores are closed down in Myungdong. 
제가 명동에 가보니까 가게들이 많이 문을 닫았더라고요

3) I found that Chicago is very cold. 
시카고에 가보니까 엄청 춥더라고요

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