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.