Level 4 Lesson 4 / verb ending / -지요/-죠

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In this TalkToMeInKorean lesson, we look at how to use the verb ending -지요 in natural context. -지요 is often pronounced and written as -죠, and is very commonly used in everyday Korean. So be sure to listen carefully and practice with us by leaving us comments!



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  • Francis

    경은 씨는 정말 귀엽지요.

    Kyeongeun ssi is really cute.

    • Lelemajko

      네, 맞아고 현우씨는 재미있죠.

    • Lelemajko

      네, 맞아고 현우씨는 재미있죠.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Bradshaw/1212601516 Peter Bradshaw

    Am I allowed to combine the 네 infix with 지?

    For example, my friend and I are just chilling at school, when Hana comes in the room looking really hot.

    Could I say this?
    하나씨는 예쁘네지?!

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      No, it doesn’t sound natural.

      You can say “하나 씨는 예쁘지?”. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Bradshaw/1212601516 Peter Bradshaw

      기사합니다!

  • http://www.nehaahmedx.blogspot.com/ Neha Ahmed

    This is very similar to something in Urdu, where we say “na?” or “hena?” at the end of a sentence. Except we don’t really use it when asking yourself a question. As usual, thank you for the lesson and the wonderful explanations! 경은 언니와 현우 오빠랑 너무 배우고 있어요, 정말 고마워요!! :)

  • Bella

    선생님들 재미있죠

    그 가방 비싸지요

    그러죠

    이 핸드펀 누구 이죠?

  • Jiang Long

    이 건 제 사과이죠?
    = this is lesson 4 isn’t it? (this is my apple isn’t it?) hehe

  • Ally

    그 영화 너무 무서웠 지요!
    That movie was very scary, right?!

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      It was so close!! Just spacing was not correct.

      그 영화 너무 무서웠지요?

  • Creamie

    선생님들 수고했어요! 이 례선 재미있었죠, 여러분? 선생님들한테 감사말 하고 싶은데요!

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  • Jennie

    선생님, I want to ask the differences between verb ending 는가/나, 니 and 냐, I can’t distinguish them and often feel confused about which is right to use in a sentence.

    For example, 그 학생 언제 졸업하겠지?
    그 학생 언제 졸업하겠는가?
    그 학생 언제 졸업하겠니?
    그 학생 언제 졸업하겠느냐?

    Are these sentences express the same meaning?

  • 김소원

    고맙습니다 선생님 ~ 많이 도와줬어요 :)

  • mayada wafeeq

    So 죠 can also be used with the present and past tense?

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Hi Mayada wafeeq,

      Well, 죠 can be used in present tense and past tense. It is related to the context.

      Thanks for your comment. :)

  • WendyM

    My practice sentences
    벌써 그는 영화를 봤을 리가 없어요.
    It can’t be that he have not seen the movie already.

    오래 된 재미있는 영화는그렇죠? 그래서 안 봤을 리가 없어요!
    Is an old fun movie, isn’t that, right? So it’s impossible that he has not seen it!

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      오래 된 재미있는 영화는그렇죠? 그래서 안 봤을 리가 없어요!
      > When it comes to old movie, we often call it 고전영화.
      오래된 고전영화예요, 그렇죠? 그래서 안 봤을 리가 없어요.

      Thanks for your comment. You know we are also running HaruKorean.com where you can practice your Korean a lot and get corrections.

      I am sure that it will be helpful to you. :)

  • Dace

    Can i use 힘센 in this sentence?

    운동하면 운동할수록 힘센있죠.

  • JUN

    저는 한국어를 열심히 계속 공부할 거지요.
    저는 한국어를 열심히 계속 공부할 거죠.

    이 문장이 맞아요?
    이 문장이 맞지요?
    이 문장이 맞죠?

    감사합니다.

    • JUN

      비행기는 빠르지요?
      비빔밥은 한국 음식이지요?
      한복은 한국 옷이지요?
      서울은 사람이 많죠?

  • Pauline Perevezenceva

    TTMIK는 최고죠

    I’m not sure if the sentence is right :)

  • Garfield Liew

    와..TTMIK에서 공부하면 정말 재미죠!!

  • Tobias S

    So it’s a bit like saying ‘..right?’, right?
    ‘-지요’는 ‘right?’이랑 비씃하지요?

  • Katherine Traylor

    이 주 날씨가 예쁘죠?

    • Seokjin Jin

      > 이번 주 날씨가 좋죠?

  • Alex Peng

    아이폰 6 정말 멋있죠.

  • behindtheblack

    I’ve never actually heard anyone say 지요… Is it really that common to say that instead of 죠 or will it sound awkward?

  • Francesco Colléter

    파티가 끝내네요?! 채미있지요 ! 처도 한번말 노래고씹어요 !

  • Eric Victor

    내가 줬던 영화를 봤어? 어때요? 재미있죠?

    Am I right? Pls correct me if I’m wrong or if it sounds abnormal. 감사합니다! ^^

  • John R

    앉죠! Sit down!

    맞아요?