Grammar 2 (-어/아 볼 수 있어요?)

In this lesson we learned ‘-어/아 볼 수 있어요?’.

Since the grammar construction . ‘-어/아 보다’ has the meaning of trying to do something, when asking someone else the permission to try doing it we say ‘-어/아 볼 수 있어요?’. Depending on the verb attached to it, the form slightly changes.

-어/아 볼 수 있어요?

(Attached to a verb) it becomes a request for permission to do something.

ㅗ/ㅏ[o/a] 타다 [To ride] 타 볼 수 있어요? [Can I try to ride it?)]
그외 (The rest) 입다 [To wear] 입어 볼 수 있어요? [Can I try to wear it?)]
  신다 [To wear(shoes)] 신어 볼 수 있어요? [Can I try to wear them?]
  쓰다 [To wear (hat)] 써 볼 수 있어요? [Can I try to wear it?]
하다 하다 [To do] 해 볼 수 있어요? [Can I try to do it?]

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