~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