여보세요! 여기가 우리 세로운 수업… – Yøboseyo! Yøgi-ga uri sero-un su-øp… – Hello! Here is out new lesson…
In this lesson we will learn how to say: “Try…ing”
Firstly, you will need to use the verb ‘to see’ – poda 보다
This is a strange verb as in the present tense it requires an odd vowel change. Unlike normal verbs in the present tense it can’t just take the -ayo / øyo ending as this would leave us with an odd øayo/øoyo ending. Instead it merges into these vowels to make the combination wayo. Therefore it becomes: pwayo 봐요
In the past tense of this verb is pwassøyo 봤어요
The polite imperative form is poseyo 보세요
As an instruction it works as follows:
Take the -ø/-a form of the verb (the present tense without the final -yo bit) and then put poseyo after it. Easy!
Møgø boseyo! – Try eating (it)! 먹어 보세요!
Køgi-ga sa boseyo! – Try living there! 거기가 사 보세요
T’ellebijon-ûl onûlpamûn dasøt-shi-e bwa boseyo – Try watching the TV tonight at 5pm 텔레비전을 오늘밤은 다섯시에 봐 보세요
Nae-il ch’uggu-rûl ch’yø boseyo – Try playing football tomorrow 내일 축구를 쳐 보세요
Hanggug-ûl mal hae boseyo – Try speaking Korean 한국을 말 해 보세요
In the past tense it means “I tried / gave it a go”
람연을 먹어 봤어요 – ramyøn-ûl møgø bwassøyo – I tried eating ramen noodles
거기에 가 봤어요 – køgi-e ga bwassøyo – I tried going there
그하고 말 해 봤어요 – kû-hago mal hae bwassøyo – I tried talking with him
Go through all of the new vocabulary in this unit and try a few phrases out for yourself. As always, feel free to leave a comment and a phrase or two for me to check! 🙂
Kamsa hamnida! Annyøng kaseyo!