~지요

지요 is added to words when a question is being asked. When somebody uses 지요 in their questions it means they already know the answer, but they just want to double-check it.

지요 often changes in 죠 in honorific speech.

  • Present tense: ~지요
  • Past tense: ~았지요, ~었지요, ~했지요
  • Future tense: ~겠지요

In the case of verbs, adjectives and nouns (nouns with no final consonant) ~지요 must be used. For nouns which end in a final consonant ~이지요 must be used.

Examples:

  • You know this dress, right? It was your dress. / 이 드레스 알죠? 당신의 드레스였어요.
  • It was delicious, right? / 맛있었죠?
  • You will forget, won’t you? / 잊어버리겠지?

Vocabulary:

  • 이 = this
  • 드레스 = dress
  • 알다 = to know, to understand
  • 당신 = you
  • 이다 = to be
  • 맛있다 = to be delicious
  • 잊어버리다 = to forget

Korean writing practice through “Picture Story Writing”

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A great method of learning and remember new vocabulary words and grammar structures for people with terrible memory

For the past couple of months I have been concentrating my time and efforts towards some Korean writing practice. Of course I am still continuing my listening exercises and word memorization (through dramas and others) on my free time. But I have been making conscious efforts to do some free writing practice in Korean as well. So this week, I have started a great new method of practising Korean writing, which is “Picture story writing”. This was actually one of my Korean friends :신지원, Jiwon Shin’s idea (another good friend I met on the language exchange app HelloTalk). I am really grateful for her for her simple yet fantastic idea. It is perhaps the simplest exercise that has always been there. But it is really effective, especially for a…

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