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==Description==
 
==Description==
'''Grammar pattern''' : Description
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'''N + 인 것 같다''' : This pattern is used for supposition. It is roughly equivalent to ~ looks like, ~ seems like, ~ appears that or ~ think(s) that.
  
 
===Notes===
 
===Notes===
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{{Example table
 
{{Example table
 
|Korex1 =그 사람은 한국인인 것 같아.
 
|Korex1 =그 사람은 한국인인 것 같아.
|Engex1 =I guess he is Korean.
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|Engex1 =I gthink he is Korean.
 
|Comment1 =Low form  
 
|Comment1 =Low form  
 
|Korex2 =그것은 벌레인 것 같아.
 
|Korex2 =그것은 벌레인 것 같아.
 
|Engex2 =I think it's a warm.
 
|Engex2 =I think it's a warm.
 
|Comment2 =Low form  
 
|Comment2 =Low form  
|Korex3 =이게 무슨 소리지?"<br>"도둑인 것 같아.
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|Korex3 =이게 무슨 소리지?<br>도둑인 것 같아.
|Engex3 =What's that noise?"<br>"I guess it's a burglar.
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|Engex3 =What's that noise?<br>I think it's a burglar.
 
|Comment3 =Low form  
 
|Comment3 =Low form  
|Korex4 =이게 물이야, 소주야?"<br>"물인 것 같아.
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|Korex4 =이게 물이야, 소주야?"<br>물인 것 같아.
|Engex4 =Is this water of soju?"<br>"I think that's water.
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|Engex4 =Is this water of soju?<br>I think that's water.
 
|Comment4 =Low form  
 
|Comment4 =Low form  
|Korex5 =어느 쪽으로 가야할까요?"<br>"이쪽인 것 같아요.
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|Korex5 =어느 쪽으로 가야할까요?<br>이쪽인 것 같아요.
|Engex5 =Which way do we have to go?"<BR>"I guess this way is right.
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|Engex5 =Which way do we have to go?<BR>I think it's this way.
 
|Comment5 =Polite informal form  
 
|Comment5 =Polite informal form  
|Korex6 =철수씨 어때요?"<br>"좋은 사람인 것 같아요.
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|Korex6 =철수씨 어때요?<br>좋은 사람인 것 같아요.
|Engex6 =what's Chul Su like?"<br>"I think he is a good person.
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|Engex6 =what's Chul Su like?"<br>I think he is a good person.
 
|Comment6 =Polite informal form  
 
|Comment6 =Polite informal form  
|Korex7 =영희 생일이 언제인지 기억나?"<br>"오늘인 것 같아.
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|Korex7 =영희 생일이 언제인지 기억나?<br>오늘인 것 같아.
|Engex7 =Do you remember when Young Hee's birthday is?"<br>"I guess today is her birthday.
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|Engex7 =Do you remember when Young Hee's birthday is?<br>I think it's today.
 
|Comment7 =Low form  
 
|Comment7 =Low form  
|Korex8 =홍교수님이 어느 분인지 아세요?"<br>"저 분인것 같아요.
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|Korex8 =홍교수님이 어느 분인지 아세요?<br>저 분인것 같아요.
|Engex8 =Do you know who Professor Hong is?"<br>"I guess that person is Mr.Hong.
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|Engex8 =Do you know who Professor Hong is?<br>"I guess that person is Mr.Hong.
 
|Comment8 =Polite informal form  
 
|Comment8 =Polite informal form  
 
|Korex9 =
 
|Korex9 =
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*[[A + (으)ㄴ 것 같다]]
 
*[[A + (으)ㄴ 것 같다]]
 
*[[V + 는 것 같다]]
 
*[[V + 는 것 같다]]
snu green pg 47
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==In textbooks
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*SNU level 2 book: pg 47
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*Korean Grammar in Use - Beginning: pg 267
 
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[[Category:SNU level 2 grammar|ㅇ]]
 
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Latest revision as of 06:09, 15 January 2014

Description

N + 인 것 같다 : This pattern is used for supposition. It is roughly equivalent to ~ looks like, ~ seems like, ~ appears that or ~ think(s) that.

Notes

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Noun + 인 것 같다 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 벌레인 것 같다
Rule 2: Noun + 인 것 같다 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 사람인 것 같다


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
그 사람은 한국인인 것 같아. I gthink he is Korean. Low form
그것은 벌레인 것 같아. I think it's a warm. Low form
이게 무슨 소리지?
도둑인 것 같아.
What's that noise?
I think it's a burglar.
Low form
이게 물이야, 소주야?"
물인 것 같아.
Is this water of soju?
I think that's water.
Low form
어느 쪽으로 가야할까요?
이쪽인 것 같아요.
Which way do we have to go?
I think it's this way.
Polite informal form
철수씨 어때요?
좋은 사람인 것 같아요.
what's Chul Su like?"
I think he is a good person.
Polite informal form
영희 생일이 언제인지 기억나?
오늘인 것 같아.
Do you remember when Young Hee's birthday is?
I think it's today.
Low form
홍교수님이 어느 분인지 아세요?
저 분인것 같아요.
Do you know who Professor Hong is?
"I guess that person is Mr.Hong.
Polite informal form


Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also

==In textbooks

  • SNU level 2 book: pg 47
  • Korean Grammar in Use - Beginning: pg 267