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
The Korean verb for “to think” is 생각하다, but it’s not commonly used to say “I think that...” in Korean. This is mainly because many Korean people think it’s too direct to say it in such a way. Instead, it is preferred to say “I think that...” using the following expression:
… 것 + 같다
같다 on its own means “to be the same,” but when it is used with other nouns, it means “it is like …”
학생 같아요. = You are like a student. / You look like a student.
저 사람 한국 사람 같아요. = He looks like a Korean person. / He is like a Korean.
In order to say “I think that …”, what you need to do is know how to say that “something seems like” plus a “sentence”.
Do you remember how to make noun groups for various tenses?
Past tense: -(으)ㄴ 것
Present tense: -는 것
Future tense: -(으)ㄹ 것
After that, you just add 같다 in order say “I think that...”
Past tense: -(으)ㄴ 것 같다
Present tense: -는 것 같다
Future tense: -(으)ㄹ 것 같다
**하다 = to do
Past tense: 한 것 같다
Present tense: 하는 것 같다
Future tense: 할 것 같다
벌써 한 것 같아요. = I think (they/he/she/I/you) already did it.
지금 하는 것 같아요. = I think (someone) does/is doing it now.
내일 할 것 같아요. = I think (someone) will do it tomorrow.
1. 내일 비 올 것 같아요.
= I think it will rain tomorrow.
2. 이게 더 좋은 것 같아요.
= I think this is better.
3. 이거 뭐인 것 같아요?
= What do you think this is?
4. 누가 한 것 같아요?
= Who do you think did it?
5. 곧 도착할 것 같아요.
= I think I’ll arrive soon.
While making sentences and hearing other people speak, you may notice that there are other ways to express “I think” in Korean besides -것 같다. We will cover some of the other ways in future lessons, but until then, practice using - 것 같다!