N + 이다

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Noun + 이다 : This pattern is equivalent to equivalent statement


Conjugation Rule

High Form

Pattern Case Example
N + 입니다 Formal style (받침 or no 받침) 의사입니다, 선생님입니다
N + 예요 If there is no 받침 (informal polite) 의사예요
N + 이에요 If there is a 받침 (informal polite) 선생님이에요

Low Form

Pattern Case Example
N + 야 If there is no 받침 의사야
N + 이야 If there is a 받침 선생님이야

Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
저는 미국인입니다. I'm an American. formal form
여기는 한국입니다. Here is Korea. formal form
저의 이름은 철수예요. My name is Chul Su. polite informal form
쟤는 제 친구예요. That person is my friend. polite informal form
그것은 제 지갑이에요. It is my wallet. polite informal form
저는 학생이에요. I'm a student. polite informal form
벌써 겨울이야. It's already winter. low form
우리 개는 푸들이야. My dog is a poodle. low form
브래드 피트는 내가 가장 좋아하는 배우야. Brad Pitt is my favorite actor. low form
오늘이 내 생일이야. Today is my birthday. low form


  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also

  • Related topic or grammar