Level 4 Lesson 12 / to try doing something / -아/어/여 보다, 해 보다


In this lesson, we are looking at how to say “to try doing” something in Korean. The structure that you can use to say this in Korean is -아/어/여 보다. The original meaning of “보다” is, as you know, “to see”. Listen in to find out how this is used in natural context and practice by making your own sentences in Korean in the comment!

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Level 4 Lesson 12 / to try doing something / -아/어/여 보다, 해 보다
  • Dae

    1. 아들 쇼핑 가게서 동생이 지겨봐 – Son, I am going shopping so keep an eye on your younger brother.
    2. 어딘 가 제가 물아볼까요? Should I ask him where we should to go?
    3. 박원님 콘서트 갈래서 표를 알아볼게요 . I want to go to Park Won’s concert so I will look into the tickets.

  • 조슈아

    A:숙제 해 보세요!
    B:네 어머니…
    A: At least try to do your homework!
    B: Yes mother…
    A: 저기에 여자를 봐?
    B: 응.
    A: 청혼해 봐야 돼.
    A: You see that lady over there?
    B: Yes.
    A: You should try to propose to her.

  • Violaine Toutée

    So, is the verb 입어보다 (to try on a piece of clothing) also a fixed expression that uses this form?