[Easy Korean] Unit 5 -아/어요

Let’s learn how to conjugate Korean verbs.

* There are some Korean dictionary form of verbs.

stem  ending

             [ga-da]      : to go
  먹
     
     [meok-da] : to eat
  하
     
     [ha-da]      : to do

‘-아/어요’ is the verbal and adjectical conjugation for the informal polite style sentence ending. There are three variants.

1. If the final vowel of a verb or an adjective stem is ‘ㅏ[a]’ or ‘ㅗ[o]’, ‘-아요[a-yo]’ is added.

아어요1

2. If the final vowel of a verb or an adjective stem is a vowel other than ‘ㅏ[a]’ or ‘ㅗ[o]’, ‘-어요[eo-yo]’ is added.

아어요2

3. If a verb or an adjective ends with ‘-하다[ha-da]’, then ‘하다[ha-da]’ is changed to ‘-해요[hae-yo]’.

아어요3

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