Level 3 Lesson 25 / verb ending / -네요

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You’ve probably heard this sentence ending a lot so far, in TV shows, movies, songs, etc. The sentence ending that we are looking at in this lesson is “-네요”. It is sometimes used in the exact same context as the plain sentence endings and therefore hard to tell the nuance. But not any longer if you listen to this lesson :)

Have fun!

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  • http://Bubblyme808@gmail.com Jeannie rose Seok

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  • WendyM

    Practice today…. I am trying to say
    “On a cold cloudy morning I found 2 black cats under the desk”

    추운 흐린 아침에 두 검정색 고양이는 밑에 책상 찾았네요.

    “This cat was sick. However it recovered quickly after drinking milk.”
    이 고양이가 아팠어요. 그런데 우유를 마신 후에 빨리 나았네요.

  • Smurf

    더 배우고 싶었어요. 그렇지만 지금 늦게 이네요. – I wanted to learn more but (I’m surprised to see) it’s late now.
    Time flies when you’re having fun, haha :)

  • ljj

    i wander why we do not have the part”Test Your Korean – Level 3 Dialog in 100% Korean”which i think is very helpful.
    it enable me to know how well i have mastered these knowledge .
    it would be good if you recover that part.
    anyway its really happy and enjoyable learning with you guys
    have a good day!

  • Bloke

    내엿 여자친구는 지난주에 나를 연락 했네요! – My ex-girlfriend contacted me last week! (what the heck)

    이란의음식이 정말 맛있네요! – Wow, Iranian food tastes really good! (wasn’t expecting that)

    그 영화를 보고 실망 했네요.- I saw that movie and I was disappointed.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      내엿 여자친구는 지난주에 나를 연락 했네요!
      > 제 전 여자친구는 지난 주에 저한테 연락했어요.

      이란의음식이 정말 맛있네요!
      > 이란의 음식이 정말 맛있네요!

      그 영화를 보고 실망 했네요.
      > 그 영화를 보고 실망했어요.

  • Gee

    경은씨, 저도 ‘성균관 스갠들’을 봤어요. 송중기과 유아인 커풀 짱!ㅋ ㅋ

    경은씨, 혹시, ‘너의 목소리가 들려’ 알아요? :D

    Another good lesson! 감사합니다!

  • Kevin Han

    석진 씨는 멋있네요! 우와…몰랐어요.

  • ilay

    is there a difference between 맛있네요 and 맛있는데 ?

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Basically there is no difference in meaning but in regarding 맛있는데, I can guess two meanings in the expression in accord to the context.

      It can mean “it is delicious”, and the meaning is same as 맛있네요.

      It also can mean “it is delicious, but….”.

      Concerning this meaning, please check out the link below. :)

    • http://twitter.com/ever4one Hyunwoo Sun (선현우)

      맛있네요 is for when you are saying it to someone in polite language, acknowledging that the food is great. But when you say 맛있는데, it’s usually for when you are thinking out loud, talking to yourself, like an exclamation :)

  • JUN

    버스가 벌써 왔네요!
    이렇게 버스가 일찍 올지 몰랐어요.

    • JUN

      시간이 정말 빨리 가네요. 벌써 금요일입니다~! :) :)
      내일 아버지랑 중국으로 여행을 갈 거예요. ㅋㅋ
      기분이 아주 좋아요. :) :) :)

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  • Odette C.

    What is the difference between using ~네요 and using ~는데요 for showing surprise?

    • Seokjin Jin

      You can finish a sentence by adding ~네요 but if you add ~는데요, it add a nuance like “and” or “but” to the sentence.

  • Katherine Traylor

    Wow, this is one of those differences that I really didn’t expect. I guess this is why my partner teacher always says things like, “Oh, it’s here?” when she finds things, whereas I would say “Oh, here it is!” Really interesting. 감사합니다!

  • Francesco Colléter

    처는 볼써 피곤에요… 뭐 ? 엿썾 시 만 이내요 ? 아… 친차 … 차고앂어요 !

    • David

      You have quite a few spelling errors!

      It should be
      저는 벌써 피곤해요… 뭐? 여섯시만 이네요? 아… 진짜… 자고싶어요!

      Also, one thing to note is that 벌써 is more to express surprise that something has already happened so I think saying 지금 or in fact just saying 저는 피곤해요 would be more natural. Hope this helped! :)

    • Francesco Colléter

      Thanks :D

  • jeffderricksy

    우리는 벌써 6달 안 만났어요? 시간이 진짜 빨리 가네요!
    감사합니다 =)

  • rochim hidayah

    한국어는 생각보다 어렵네요.^^

  • [포니]

    저는 지난 주에 한국에 갔어요 그리고 부대찌개 처음 먹는데 맛있네요! 우와~ 너무 좋아요 ♥.♥

  • 소피

    오늘은 눈이 왔어요. 너무 춥네요!