[Easy Korean] Unit 18 -아/어 주세요 : please do something

1. -아/어 주세요

‘-아/어 주세요’ expresses a polite request or polite command to someone to do something for the speaker.

‘-아/어 주세요’ is used with verb. If the last vowel of stem is ‘아’ or ‘오’, ‘-아 주세요’ is added. If the last vowel of the verb stem is a vowel other than ‘아’ or ‘오’, ‘-어 주세요’ is added. If the verb ends with ‘-하다’, ‘-하다’ is changed to ‘-해 주세요’.

닫다: 닫 -아 주세요 : 닫아 주세요
읽다: 읽 -어 주세요 : 읽어 주세요
하다: 해 주세요

E.g.
문을 닫아 주세요.
   Please close the door.
이 책을 읽어 주세요.
   Please read this book for me.
해 주세요.
    Please do this for me.

2. -아/어 보세요

‘-아/어 보세요’ is used to suggest that someone do or try doing something new.

‘-아/어 보세요’ is used with verb. If the last vowel of stem is ‘아’ or ‘오’, ‘-아 보세요’ is added. If the last vowel of the verb stem is a vowel other than ‘아’ or ‘오’, ‘-어 보세요’ is added. If the verb ends with ‘-하다’, ‘-하다’ is changed to ‘-해 보세요’.

먹다: 먹 -어 보세요 : 먹어보세요(Please try eating it.)
가다: 가 -아 보세요 : 가 보세요(Please try going there.)
말하다: 말해 보세요(Please try saying it.)

E.g.
이 책이 재미있어요. 한번 읽어 보세요.
This book is interesting. Please try reading it once.
불고기가 아주 맛있어요. 한번 먹어 보세요.
Bulgogi is so delicious. Please try eating it once.
선생님이 기다리고 있어요. 한번 전화 해 보세요.
The teacher is waiting for you. Please try calling once.

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