Level 5 Lesson 27 / You know, Isn’t it, You see…, Come on… / -잖아(요)


In this lesson, we are looking at a very popular verb ending in Korean, -잖아(요) [-ja-na(-yo)]. -잖아(요) is used in various contexts and therefore has various meanings, but you can use -잖아요 most commonly when you want to ask the other person to agree with you or when you are correcting the other person’s remark. Are you ready? Have fun!

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Level 5 Lesson 27 / You know, Isn’t it, You see…, Come on… / -잖아(요)
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  • Dania Freih

    내가 할게. 친구잖아.
    걱정하지 마요. 제가 여기 있잖아요.
    지금 기다기고 있잖아요.

  • Elise Mathis

    I can’t see the pdf file on the Scribd app or the link to the pdf page

  • Matt

    그 옷들이 진짜 못생겼잖아! = You know those clothes are really ugly, right?
    싫어하잖아! = Come on! You know I hate that!
    아저시, 못하잖아요. = Sir, you know you can’t do this.

    감사합니다 for the lesson.

  • Jessilyn Brinkman

    눈이 왔잖아요. It’s because it was snowing you see.

    저는 스스로 냉장고 고칠 수 있잖아요. See- I can fix the fridge by myself.

    어둠 오기 전에 우리 가야 되잖아. Come on, we have to leave before it gets dark.

  • 야신

    제가 이백 미터를 수영할 수 있잖아요. (*You were wrong/You see?* I can swim 200 meters).

    저는 세 시쯤 주차장에서 만나라고 어제 말했잖아요. (I told you yesterday to meet at the parking lot at around 3 o’clock *Don’t you remember?*).

    저는 시간이 없으니까 지금 공부해야 되잖아요. (*Come on/Don’t you see?* I don’t have time because I have to study now).

  • 오늘 일요일이잖아요.
    is there an 있 here ?

  • 감사합니다

  • Xin Ru

    Thank you for this lesson! Now I understand the lyrics the Song triplets always sang for their father in The Return of Superman. Hope my translation is correct!

    아빠 힘내세요 = Dad, cheer up!
    우리가 있잖아요 = Don’t you see that we are here for you?

  • 안톤

    봤잖아! 나 이거 안 했어! 물어보지 마! You saw that right? Told you that I didn’t do it, stop asking me!