Level 3 Lesson 4 / shall we…? + I wonder… / -(으)ㄹ까요?

안녕하세요! Welcome back to another lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! We are having a look at something a little unique to the Korean language, which means that if you understand and know how to use this sentence ending, you can expand your Korean skills by a lot!!!

In Korean, when you want to say “Shall we do + something?” and when you want to say “I wonder if …”, you use the same sentence ending, which is -(으)ㄹ까요?

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Level 3 Lesson 4 / shall we…? + I wonder… / -(으)ㄹ까요?
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  • and why is there 이 after 누구 ?

  • 감사합니다

  • Shiny

    부산에 기차로 갈까요? Do you want to take the train to Busan?
    언젠가 우리는 다시 마날까요? I wonder if someday we’ll meet again.
    어제 식당을 찾아냈었까요? I wonder if they found the restaurant yesterday.

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    -내일은 오카야마시에 가고 싶은데 날씨가 좋을까요? 아니면 비가 올까요?

  • Eva.

    안녕하세요,how r u guys well can u plzzzz tell me wats the different between 볼까요 and 볼거예요 ~~~ 정말 감사합니다 ,사랑합니다.

    • Alli Su

      볼까요 is when you’re inviting or asking if you should see something or look at something. 볼거예요 on the other hand is the future tense of 보다. present=봐요 past=봤어요 future=볼거예요

  • اسماء

    오늘 어머니가 학교에 갈까요?

    I wonder if my mother will go to school today! (To see what my lil brother did).

  • Aya

    오늘은 식당 앞에서 만날까요 ?

  • Xin Ru

    My sample sentences:

    내일 우리 데이트 할까요? = Shall we go on a date tomorrow?
    어디에서 만나고, 뭐 먹을까요? = Where should we meet, and what should we eat?
    이 영화 좋을까요? = I wonder if this movie is good?

  • Eugene Evangelista

    감사합니다. 많이 배웠어요.
    나의 sample sentence는

    “그 여자 나 좋아할까요?” – Do you think that girl likes me?

    Please correct me if I’m wrong. Thank you TTMIK.

  • Chocobana

    -오늘 공부 잘 했고 내일은 더 공부 할까요? (I studied well today. Do you think I need to study more tomorrow?)
    -내일 아침에 뭐 먹을까요? 벌써 생각해요. (What should I eat tomorrow morning? I’m already thinking about it.) xD
    -이 토요일에 시험 있어요. 얼마나 잘 할 수 있을까요? 조금 불안해요. (I have an exam this Saturday. Would I be able to do well in that exam? I’m a little worried.)

  • Merve Çentez

    남자 친구랑 결혼 할수 있을까요? 😛

  • nin

    지금은 한국어(를) 더 공부할까요 프로그래밍(을) 공부할까요?
    어디 가고 싶어요? 일본에도? 어딘가 같이 갈까요?
    이 년에 일해야 될까요? 요즘 돈이 필요해요 그런데 돈이 없어요. 대학생이에요, 시간이 있을 걸까요? 어떻게요 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
    and why is it 누구*일*까요?
    감사합니다 ^^

  • Bakhtawar

    i have noticed one thing about this verb ending it will always end in a question, right?

  • nina

    i need a korean friend to help me studying, any voluntaries !! :/ :/

  • celeste

    어제는 이 사람 책을 읽었을까요?

  • Nhoc Nhoc

    2년 후에 한국어 잘 할 수 있을까요? ( I wonder can i speak Korean well after 2 years ?)
    이 가수를 만날까요? ( Shall we meet this singer ?)
    존씨 아버지는 의사일까요? (Do you think John’s father is doctor ?)