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

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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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  • Yuki

    TTMIK으러 열심히 공부할까요? (Should I study hard with TTMIK?)
    넌 전화 하면 전화를 받알까? (I you call -me- should I pick up?) <- pretty sure this one has many mistakes please correct

    • Ivis Benavides

      TTMIK으러 열심히 공부할까요? —> TTMIK으로 열심히 공부할까요?
      넌 전화 하면 전화를 받알까? —> 넌 전화 하면 전화를 받을까?
      Aside from the conjugation error I think sentence is okay. Would be more natural if you say 저한테 instead of 넌.

    • Yuki

      thank you^^ actually I was doubtful about 받알까? so thanks for the correction and the suggestion about 저한테 🙂

  • Amal

    제 코멘트를 읽을까요?

  • Kassy

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  • Skye

    Some practice sentences…

    여셋 정각 시에 저녁를 먹을까요?
    Shall we eat dinner at 6 o’clock sharp?
    저를 좋아할까요?
    Do you think he likes me?
    여레분! 말으세요…내일은 더월까요? 아이스크림를 팔거예요.
    Everyone! Please tell me…do you think it will be hot tomorrow? I’m going to sell ice cream.

    Corrections are welcome! 감사합니다!

    • Cathal Dunne

      I think the first one should be 여섯시 정각에 저녁식사 먹을까요.
      I’m not too sure about the others!

    • Skye

      Thanks! Out of interest, why did you add 식사 onto 저녁? Is it just more natural?

    • Cathal Dunne

      As far as I know, 저녁 means evening and 식사 means meal. So 저녁식사 means evening meal (dinner). Without 식사 you are saying you will eat the evening. I haven’t seen it written without 식사.

    • Skye

      Oh…somebody told me that 저녁 meant dinner. I’m glad I won’t make that mistake again!

    • Sidhluned

      Naver says that 저녁 means ‘dinner’, but you can add ‘식사’ to make it more clear 😉

  • Cathal Dunne

    Some simple practice sentences. Were there any errors?
    내일 눈이 올까요? Do you think it will snow tomorrow?
    다음주 맥주 마실까요? Shall we drink some beer next week?
    배고파요. 비빔밥 세개 주문할까요? I’m hungry. Shall we order three bibimbaps?
    주말에 나이트 클럽에 갈까요? Shall we go to a nightclub this weekend?
    돈 많이있어요. 아이폰X 살까요? I have a lot of money. Shall I buy an iphoneX?

  • Catty

    이 문법은 높으신 분에게 말할 수 있습니까?