The more … the more … / -면 -을수록
Do you want to …? / -(으)ㄹ래요?
It can’t be … / -(으)ㄹ 리가 없어요, 할 리가 없어요
Verb ending -지요/-죠
“당신” and “you”
Word builder 3 / 동(動)
It’s okay. I’m okay. / 괜찮아요
It is okay to…, You don’t have to… / -아/어/여도 돼요, 해도 돼요
You shouldn’t…, You’re not supposed to… / -(으)면 안 돼요, 하면 안 돼요
Among, Between / 사이에, 사이에서, 중에, 중에서
Anybody, Anything, Anywhere / 아무나, 아무도, 아무거나, 아무것도
To try doing something / -아/어/여 보다, 해 보다
Word builder 4 / 불(不)
Sometimes, Often, Always, Never, Seldom / 가끔, 자주, 별로, 맨날, 항상
Any / 아무 (part 2)
Spacing in Korean / 띄어쓰기
Word Contractions (part 1) / 주격 조사, 축약형
Most, Best (superlative) / 최상급, 최고
Less, Not completely / 덜
Sentence Building Drill #1
Spacing (part 2) / 띄어쓰기
Word builder 5 / 장(場)
Word Contractions (part 2)
Much (more), Much (less) / 훨씬
-(으)ㄹ + noun (future tense noun group) / -(으)ㄹ + 명사, 할 것
-(으)ㄴ + noun (past tense noun group) / -(으)ㄴ + 명사, 한 것
I think … (+ future tense) / -(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ/ㄴ 것 같다, 한 것 같다, 할 것 같다
To become + adjective / -아/어/여지다
To gradually/eventually get to do something / -게 되다, 하게 되다
Sentence Building Drill #2
Test Your Korean – Level 4 Dialogue in 100% Korean
If you’ve been studying with us until this point, you have already learned about the future tense verb ending, -(으)ㄹ 거예요 and the two different ways you can use it. In case you have forgotten, let’s review:
-(으)ㄹ 거예요 can be used for plain future tense sentences.
In this lesson, we are going to build upon your knowledge of future tenses and look at the verb ending -(으)ㄹ래요.
-(으)ㄹ래요 is used when you want to express an intention or a will to do something. If you put a question mark at the end of the sentence, you can ask about someone else’s will or intention to do something, such as in “Do you want to...?” When used as a statement, it can mean“I want to...” or “I’m going to...”
Verb stems ending with a consonant + -을래요
Ex) 먹다 (to eat) becomes 먹을래요.
Verb stems ending with the consonant ㄹ + -래요
Ex) 팔다 (to sell) becomes 팔래요.
Verb stems ending with a vowel + -ㄹ래요
Ex) 사다 (to buy) becomes 살래요.
1. 집에 갈래요.
= I want to go home. / I’m going to go home.
집에 가고 싶어요. - most general and vague way
= “I want to go home.”
집에 갈게요. - looking for feedback / reacting to the situation
= “(If so) I’m going to go home.” (implying that you wonder what the other person thinks about it)
집에 갈 거예요. - most direct
= “I’m going to go home.” (implying that it is your plan to go home)
2. 혼자 할래요.
= I’ll do it alone. / I want to do it alone.
** However, if you say “혼자 할게요” (“I will do it alone (if you don’t mind)”) it sounds much nicer.
3. 저는 안 갈래요.
= I don’t want to go.
= I’m not going to go.
** “저는 안 가고 싶어요” also means “I don’t want to go,” but it has some room for change, so it can mean “If you really insist, I might go.”
4. 뭐 마실래요?
= What do you want to drink?
= What are you going to drink?
** Although you can ask a person what he/she wants by using the ending “-고 싶어요?” in Korean, but it is unnatural and sounds a bit like a textbook. By using the “-(으)ㄹ래요?” ending, you are asking another person what they want to do in such a way that it lets him/her know that he/she is not obligated to answer because of you or in your favor.
5. 커피 마실래요, 차 마실래요?
= Do you want to drink coffee or tea?
** Again, this can be very similar to “커피 마시고 싶어요, 차 마시고 싶어요?”, but “커피 마실래요, 차 마실래요?” is a more natural way to ask.
6. 이거 볼래?
= Do you want to see this?
7. 언제 만날래?
= When do you want to meet?
** Here, you are talking about “we” or “us,” so you can add the word “우리” and say “우리 언제 만날래?” to make it clearer.
The -(으)ㄹ래요 ending is usually used only in casual settings. You cannot use this verb ending if you are talking to someone that you have to be very formal with.