아/어 + 야겠다
V + 아/어 + 야겠다 : This pattern is used for when you think something is advisable, similar to "had better" or "(I) guess (I) should" or "(I) guess I have to." This pattern is often used in a way to reflect your own personal thought, so the regular 다 ending is often used (i.e. 가야겠다). This is less strong than the other patterns which stress obligation such as V + 아/어 + 야 되다, V + 아/어 + 야지 and V + 아/어 + 야 하다.
For Conjugation rules, see the basic conjugation for 아/어/여. Some basic examples:
- 가다 → 가야겠다
- 오다 → 와야겠다
- 먹다 → 먹어야겠다
- 가르치다 → 가르쳐야겠다
- 놀다 → 놀아야겠다 (irregular ㄹ verb)
- 듣다 → 들어야겠다 (irregular ㄷ verb)
Never leave a space between -야- and -겠다.
- Some of the situations below can be self thought, or talking to yourself, so no high form would be necessary in those situations.
|나는 가야겠어.||I guess I should go.||low form|
|배고파. 밥 먹어야겠어.||I'm hungry. I'll guess I should eat.||low form|
|저는 이제 자야겠어요.||I had better sleep (now).||polite informal form|
|택시를 타야겠어요.||I guess we'll have to take a cab.||polite informal form|
|설거지를 해야겠다.||I had better do the dishes.||low form|
|너무 목말라. 물 좀 마셔야겠다.||I'm so thirsty. I guess I should drink some water.||low form|
|방 청소 좀 해야겠다.||I had better clean my room.||low form|
|나 한국어 공부를 좀 해야겠다.||I guess I'm going to have to study Korean.||low form|
|이제 일어나야겠다.||I guess I have to wake up now.||polite informal form|
|씻어야겠어.||I guess I should wash myself.||low form|
- Special pronunciation rule?