N + 인 것 같다

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Grammar pattern : Description


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 guess 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 guess 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 guess this way is right.
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 guess today is her birthday.
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


  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also

snu green pg 47