Level 1 Lesson 16 / Basic Present Tense / -아요, -어요, -여요

In this TTMIK lesson, we are looking at how to change a verb in its dictionary form into the basic present tense. In Korean, when you look up a verb in a dictionary, everything ends in the letter 다 [da], and you have to get rid of that in order to conjugate the verb. And after that, you add 아요, 어요, or 여요. Listen in to find out how to determine which one of these should follow the verb stem when you say something in the present tense. Be sure to pick up the FREE PDF, and also try making some sample sentences of your own. Video responses are welcome as well!

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Level 1 Lesson 16 / Basic Present Tense / -아요, -어요, -여요
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  • Chess8Ko

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    가다 = 가요
    먹다 = 먹어요
    보다 = 봐요
    보이다 = 보여요
    하다 = 해요

    놀다 = 놀여요 ?

    • sandra

      놀다 -> 놀아요 because the last vowel in the stem 놀 is ㅗ