Level 3 Lesson 9 / to seem like, to look like (used with verbs) / 한 것 같아요

  • Amy

    I’m confused about the first sample sentence: “I think this place is expensive”.
    Why is it 비싼 in present tense and not 비싸는? And so, what would it be in past tense?

    • Amy

      Ah, is it because it’s an adjective? So it is only conjugated one way irrespective of the tense?

    • Jack

      It’s because 비싸다 (to be expensive) is a descriptive verb (like to be cold, hot, angry, pretty, smart- it’s a state of being). The ㄴ 같아요 construction is used for present tense descriptive verbs and past tense action verbs.

  • Sae

    내일은 오늘하고 같을 것 가타요. I think tomorrow will be same as today. Is it correct?

    • HSK

      내일은 오늘하고 같을 것 같아요.

    • Sae

      oh right 🙂

  • JAlba

    What’s the difference between 처럼 and what we are learning here?
    Ex) 바보처럼

    • Zozo JellyBean

      I think it really depends on the situation, but from what I’ve seen, it means “as if”. For example, in Blackpink’s song “As if it’s your last”, they sing 마지막처럼, which literally means “As if it’s your last”. Another good example would be “As if it’s a lie”, 거짓말처럼. However these are the only cases I’ve seen like this and I’m not a teacher ha ha.

    • Duaa

      I think: 바보처럼 = like a stupid
      BUT
      바보 같아요 = TO ME he looks like a stupid I THINK he is stupid…

      I’m not sure about it ..
      If someone has an answer to this, please help !
      Thank you ! 🙂

  • Zozo JellyBean

    here’s an example I made- 내 컴퓨터를 느린 것 같아요 ㅠㅠ

    • Zozo JellyBean

      그리고: 거짓말하는 것 같아요… (I think he’s lying…)

  • Chess8Ko

    I think it’s strange
    이상한 것 같아요
    I think it’s snowing
    눈이 오는 것 같아요
    I think it will snow
    눈이 올것 같아요
    It looks like they talked
    이야기 한 것 같아요
    It seems like they will talk
    이야기 할 것 같아요
    I think they are talking
    이야기하는 것 같아요
    I think this place is expensive
    여기 비싼 것 같아요
    I think so
    그런 것 같아요
    I think this movie will be interesting
    이 영화 채미있을 것 같아요
    I think I bought this bag here
    이 가방 여기에서 산 것 같아요
    I think I probably won’t do it
    아마 안 할 것 같아요

  • ryebun17

    1.배고픈 것 같아서, 뭔가 먹고 시퍼요?
    2. 태형이는 생일케이크 다 먹은 것 같아요.
    3. 저 사람은 제 언니 있는 같아요.
    4. 오늘은 도서관에 가서 책을 읽을 같아요.
    5. 오늘 밤에 안 올 것 같아요, 미안해요.

    1. It looks like you‘re hungry, do you want to eat something?
    2. I looks like Taehyung ate all of the birthdaycake.
    3. I think this person over there is my older sister.
    4. I think I‘ll go to the library today to read some books.
    5. I think I can‘t come tonight, I‘m sorry.

    • Ivis Benavides

      1. 배고픈 것 같아서, 뭔가 먹고 싶어요?
      3. I think it should be 저 사람은 제 언니인 것 같아요 or even 저 사람은 제 언니 같아요
      4. 오늘은 도서권에 가서 책을 읽을 것 같아요
      I’m also learning myself so I could be wrong.

  • Ivis Benavides

    Should be 내일 교수님이 안 올 것 같아서, 대학교에 안 갈게요.

    • Duaa

      네 맞아요! 감사합니다 ^^

  • Ayushi Singh

    Do it like this.
    이거 하는것 같아요
    Is the above sentence correct?

  • ryebun17

    1. 오늘은 학교에 안 할 것 같아서 두통이 있어요.
    2. 개가 큰 것 같아요, 저금 무서운 것 같아요.
    3. 제 남편 저를 애인으로 안 생각한 것 같아요.

    1. I think I‘m not going to school today because of my headache.
    2. The dog seems to be big, I think I‘m a bit scared.
    3. It seems like my husband doesn‘t think of me as a lover.

  • Nick Bingham

    Why does 이상한 것 같아요 = “It seems to be strange” and not “It seems it was strange”? I thought 하는 것 was present tense and 한 것 was past tense?

    • li

      It’s because 이상하다 is a descriptive verb. For descriptive verbs, it will always be verb stem + ~(으)ㄴ 것. The verb stem + ~(으)ㄴ/는/~(으)ㄹ 것 ones will only work for action verbs.

    • li

      Ohhh, verb stem + ~(으)ㄹ 것 also works for descriptive verbs.

    • Nick Bingham

      Cool. How would you differentiate between “is/was descriptive verb” if there’s only 1 conjugation?

  • li

    [171118]
    가: 비가 올 걸까?
    나: 네, 비가 올 것 같아.
    가: 우산 안 가지고 왔어…..
    나: 걱정하지 마, 나 우산 있어서, 나하고 갈 수 있어.

    A: It seems like it’s going to rain, don’t you think?
    B: Yes, it does seem like it.
    A: I didn’t bring my umbrella……
    B: Don’t worry, I have one. You can go with me.

  • 조슈아

    저 소녀를 너무 무서운 것 같아요.
    I think that girl is too scary.

    아마 이 살아는 것 같아요.
    I think it might be alive.

    나는 너랑 비슷하는 것 같아요.
    I think you and I are similar.

    집에서 차로 갈 것 같아요.
    I think I will go home by car.

    경은 씨랑 현우 씨는 정말 훌륭하는 같아요.
    I think Kyeong-eun and Hyunwoo are really great.

    Corrections are welcome
    고마워요!

    • Ivis Benavides

      I believe it should be 사는 instead of 살아는

    • 조슈아

      How so? 살아다 is ‘to live’ while 사다 is ‘to buy’

    • Ivis Benavides

      Nope the verb for ‘to live’ is actually 살다 and verbs that end with a ㄹ you are suppose to drop the ㄹ and add -는 for present tense.

    • 조슈아

      Oh! 감사합니다. I’ve been using that wrong then 😛 I thought it was 살아다 because my first sentence I used it in was ‘우리는 어떻게 살아야 돼요?’
      고마워요.

  • ryebun17

    1. 배고픈 것 같아서, 밥을 요리할 게요.
    2. 지갑 못 찾을 수 있는 것 같아요.
    3. 감칠맛이 난 것 같은데 좋아요.

    1. You seem to be hungry, I will cook you a meal.
    2. I think I can’t find my wallet.
    3. It seems to be savory and I like it.

    Feel free to leave corrections 🙂

  • Yuki

    오늘 눈이 올 것 같아서 집에 있을 거예요 (It seems it’ll snow today so I will stay at home)
    그 남자는 친절하는 것 같아서 만날 좋겠다 (I think he’s kind so I would like to meet him)
    내 강아지하고 고양이는 강한 폭풍 때문에 무서운 것 같아서 난 그들을 보호해 (My puppy and cat seem to be scary because of the strong storm so I have to protect them)

    corrections are welcome and thanks in advance ^^

    • Ivis Benavides

      내 강아지하고 고양이는 강한 폭풍 때문에 무서운 것 같아서 난 그들을 보호해 –> 내 강아지하고 고양이는 강한 폭풍 때문에 무서운 것 같아서 난 그들을 보호하야 돼요

  • Neco_Coneco

    Why is it “여기 비싼 것 같아요” when 비싸다 here is in present tense? Shouldn’t it be “비싸는”?

    • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

      Hi ! I’m also on this lesson and the reason why is because 비싸다 is a descriptive verb. Therefore, you need to add the present tense for descriptive verbs which is -(으)ㄴ 것 so 비싸다 becomes 비싼 것 ^-^
      I hope it helped >.<"

    • Neco_Coneco

      Yes, thank you! I finally understood how descriptive verbs are conjugated in front of nouns after a few lessons. ^^ 저, 나도 아미예요.

    • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

      Your Welcome ^0^
      아미 아니에요, 지금은 엑소엘만이에요. 그냥 방탄 팬이에요… (if it makes sense haha ^^” I used to be an ARMY (the reason of my pseudo) but now I’m only EXO-L and a big BTS fan :3)

    • Neco_Coneco

      어, 알겠어요. 반가워욤. ^^

    • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

      네 반가워용~~ :3

  • EXOL-ARMY 꿈

    Bonsoir ! 😀
    Here’s mine : 다음 주는 비가 올 것 같아요 그런데 학교에 가야 되요 ㅜㅜ
    Tell me if you see any error 주세요 >3<

    And I thought about saying this also : 다음 주는 비가 와서 춧웠을 것 같아요 그런데 학교에 가야 되요
    But I don't think it is a good one ^^"

    Thx :*

  • Kay

    새로은 언어를 배은는것 어려은것 같아요.
    It seems learning a new language is a bit difficult.
    저 학생은 열심히 일하는것 같아요.
    It looks like that student is working really hard.
    제 남동생이 일찍 졸업할거 같아요.
    I think my little brother might graduate early.
    지금 열심이 일하면, 나중여행복할것 같아요.
    If I work hard now, I think I will be happy later.

    • Ivis Benavides

      새로은 언어를 배은는것 어려은것 같아요 —> 새로운 언어를 배우는 것 좀 어려운 것 같아요
      지금 열심이 일하면, 나중여행복할것 같아요 —> 지금 열심이 일하면, 나중에 행복할 것 같아요

  • morgyy-morgg

    한국어로 이야기한 것 같아요.
    It seems like they talked in Korean.
    I think they told him in Korean.
    다 밥을 먹을 것 같아요.
    I think they will finish eating all of their meal.
    이제 많이 사람들 한국어를 배울 것 같아요.
    I think a lot people will learn Korean.

  • li

    비가 온 것 같아서 좀 추워요….
    – I think it rained because it’s a little cold.

  • Axsi

    “I want to look/be like a princess.”

    “저는 괴물 같구십어요.”
    or
    “저는 괴물 십는 것 같아요?”

  • Cathal Dunne

    Some practice sentences. Any corrections or suggestions for improvements are welcome! ^^
    이 책상은 너무 커는 것 같아요. I think this desk is too big.
    그 사람은 진짜 빠른 것 같아요. I think that person is really fast.
    그 영화는 이사한 것 같아요. I think that movie is strange.
    일본어는 어려워는 것 같아요. I think that Japanese is difficult.
    내일은 비가 올 것 같아요. I think it will rain tomorrow.
    여기 쌀 것 같아요. I think here will be cheap.

  • Toni-ann Thompson

    이것 좋아해요. 그래서, 이것 살 것 같아요.
    I like this so i think i will buy it

    • Toki Night

      To make it shorter, I think you can do :
      이것 좋아해서 살 것 같아요.

  • Christopher

    눈이 올 것 같아서 놀을 거예요