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Key Expressions 2

Key expressions 2
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Prof.
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Bae: The second expression we are going to learn today is “Wow, that looks good.” Can we tell if something is good or bad by just looking at the picture? It’s difficult, right? But, it is possible to say your impression on something. Prof.
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Bae: In those cases, you can use the expressions like “-아/어/해 보여요” to talk about your impression on something. I will give you an example. Prof.
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Bae: Wow, those sunglasses look good. This expression is used with an adjective, and if the adjective contains “ㅏ or ㅗ” vowel, such as “좋다” or “비싸다,” you use “-아 보여요” For the adjectives that does not contain “ㅏ or ㅗ” vowel, you should use the expression “-어 보여요” Also, for the adjectives that ends in “-하다,” such as “편하다” you need to use the expression “-해 보여요” Shall we begin our practice?
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Prof Bae: Rachel, how’s this bag?
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Rachel: Wow, 정말 비싸 보여요. Prof. Bae, what do you think about my shoes? Prof.
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Bae: Wow, 정말 편해 보여요 (= that seems very comfortable). Let’s practice saying your impressions on something with the pictures. Prof.
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Bae: What do you think about these clothes? What about this one?

The second expression we’ll be learning today is “정말 좋아 보여요.(“Oh, those look cool.”)”

When you look at something, you can tell your impression of something. In Korean, you can use the expressions like “-아/어/해 보여요” to talk about your impression on something.

‘-아(-어) 보여요

This expression is used with an adjective, and if the adjective contains “ㅏ or ㅗ” vowel, such as “좋다 (= good)” or “비싸다 (= expensive),” you use “-아 보여요” (= seems). For the adjectives that does not contain “ㅏ or ㅗ” vowel, you should use the expression “-어 보여요 (= seems)”

‘-해 보여요

for the adjectives that ends in “-하다,” such as “편하다 (= comfortable),” you need to use the expression “-해 보여요 (= seems).”

Let’s practice while looking at another example sentence.

  • 정말 비싸 보여요.
  • 정말 편해 보여요.
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