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Grammar 1 (Verb-(으)래요, Verb-재요)

Grammar 1 (Verb-(으)래요, Verb-재요)
Let’s study in detail the expressions we learned today.

“Verb-(으)래요, Verb-재요”

In this week’s lesson, we explained that the form of ‘-(ㄴ/는)대요’ changes a lot depending on which verb. In fact, ‘-(ㄴ/는)대요’ is used in different forms depending on the function of the sentence. This ‘-(ㄴ/는)대요’ is a grammar used to convey a sentence that functions as an explanation.

By the way, use ‘Verb-(으)래요’ to deliver sentences that function as commands, such as ‘빨리 숙제 하세요.=Hurry up and do your homework.’

At this time, the verb that does not have a consonant ‘Verb-래요’, and the verb that has a consonant is ‘Verb-으래요’.

For example, ‘오늘 같이 점심 먹어요(Let’s have lunch together today.).’ uses ‘Verb-재요’ to deliver sentences that function as a recommendation. ‘Verb-재요’ is used for both verbs with and without consonants.


1) “내일까지 숙제 하세요.” → 내일까지 숙제하래요.

2) “이 약을 하루에 3번 드세요.” → 이 약을 하루에 3번 먹으래요.

3) “같이 한국어 말하기 연습해요.” → 같이 한국어 말하기 연습하재요.

4) “오늘 같이 점심 먹어요.” → 오늘 같이 점심 먹재요.

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