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Korean From Zero! – Lesson 13 – Giving and Receiving


 13-9. Command form using BASIC form The BASIC form of any verb without 요 on the end can be very rude. With friends it’s just casual, but be very careful to not drop the 요. If the 요 is missing, you might be considered rude, especially when speaking to elders. Example sentences 1. 먹어!


2. 가!


3. 마셔!


4. 해 봐!

Try to do it!

5. 와!


6. 사!

Buy it!

7. 먹어 봐!

Try to eat it!

Adding the 요 makes everyone of the sentences above polite enough to use with everyday people. NOTE: If an elder says this form to you, it is not necessarily rude, but just casual. SUMMARY: If you want to be safe add 요.

 13-10. Quick rules for casual Korean Here are some simple ways you can speak casual (반말). Dropping markers is okay too! 1. 이에요 / 예요 becomes 이야 / 야. 1. 미국 사람이야.

I’m American.

2. 어디야?

Where is it?

3. 누구야?

Who are you?

2. 아니에요 becomes 아니야. (이/가 marker can be dropped) 1. 고양이 아니야.

It’s not a cat.

2. 미국 사람 아니야.

I’m not American.

3. 아니야!

It’s not!

3. 요 is dropped after verbs. 1. 많이 먹었어.

I ate a lot.

2. 언제 와?

When are you coming?

3. 숙제 했어?

Did you do your homework?

4. 너 사랑해.

I love you.

5. 뭐해?

What’s up?

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