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못 Verb : This pattern is equivalent to can't ~
- 못 + V
- 가다 → 못 가다
- 먹다 → 못 먹다
- 걷다 → 못 걷다
- 읽다 → 못 읽다
- 보다 → 못 보다
|제가 오늘 학교에 못 가요.||I can't go to school today.||Polite informal form|
|저는 감기에 결려서 집 밖에 못 나가요.||Since I caught cold, I can't go out of my house.||Polite informal form|
|늦잠을 자서 아침을 못 먹었어요.||I couldn't have breakfast because I woke up late.||Polite informal form|
|발이 아파서 못 걸어.||I can't walk because I feel a pain in my foot.||Low form|
|돈이 없어서 택시를 못 탔어요.||I couldn't take a cab because I didn't have enough money.||Polite informal form|
|다시 한번 말해 주세요. 못 들었어요.||Can you say that again? I couldn't hear you .||Polite informal form|
|면허증이 없어서 저는 운전을 못 해요.||I don't have a license, so I can't drive.||Polite informal form|
| A : 나는 고기를 못 먹어."
"B : 못 먹는거야? 안 먹는거야?"
"A : 알레르기 때문에 못 먹어.
| A : I can't eat meat."
"B : Can't? or Don't?"
"A : I'm allergic to meat. So, I can't eat.
|엇, 죄송해요. 못 봤어요.||Oops! I'm sorry. I couldn't see you there.||Polite informal form|
|이 옷은 작아서 못 입어.||This shirt is too tight for me. So, I can't wear this.||Low form|
- Special pronunciation rule?