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!