Intermediate Grammar #30: ~도록 하다 “Please do…”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~도록 하다: Used to instruct or suggest someone do something Equivalent to “Please do…” Usage: Stronger than ~아/어 보세요 (“Why don’t you try…”) Weaker than ~(으)세요 (“Do, please”) ONLY: imperative/propositive sentences so cannot use ~아/어서 to give a reason in first clause Can answer with: ~도록 하겠습니다 “I […]

Intermediate Grammar #29: ~(으)ㄹ 만하다 “Worth doing”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~(으)ㄹ 만하다: Used to indicate something is “worth doing” Also used when the speaker is not totally satisfied with something, but it’s still worth doing or paying attention to Usage: Give recommendations to others Tenses: Verbs: 과거: ~(으)ㄹ 만했다 현재: ~(으)ㄹ 만하다 미래/추측: ~(으)ㄹ 만할 것이다 (어떤 ____이/가 […]

Intermediate Grammar #28: ~아/어야지요 “I’ll have to… / You ought to…”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~아/어야지요: Use when the speaker is making a promise to themselves Or use when reprimanding someone else for not doing something they should have Equivalent to “I’ll have to…” OR “You ought to…” Usage: ~아/어야지 = shortened form for speaking to oneself ~아/어야죠 = another shortened form Tenses: […]

Intermediate Grammar #24: ~(으)ㄹ까 하다 “I’m thinking about…”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~(으)ㄹ까 하다: Indicates a vague intention or rough plan that can yet be changed. Equivalent to “I’m thinking about…” or “I had been thinking about…” Cannot be used in the future tense. Usage: ONLY: use with declarative sentences NO: interrogative, propositional, imperative sentences NO: future tense Negative form: […]

Intermediate Grammar #23: ~다니요? “Really? I can’t believe…”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~다니요?: Use if you’re surprised at or can’t believe something you just heard. Used to repeat the relevant info while expressing your surprised feeling at that info. Equivalent to “Really? I can’t believe…” Usage: Different conjugations based on (1) declarative, (2) interrogative, (3) propositive, and (4) imperative sentences. […]