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when do you use "입니다" in a sentences??

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    The ending -ㅂ니다 is a polite and formal form of the copula verb,-(이)다(=to be), and usually used in official documents, news or when meeting someone for the first time. Technically we call it "하십시오 style".^^'

    For example,
    1) Noun(ending with the final consonant) + 이다
    I am Korean
    = 난 한국인+이다 = 전 한국인 + 입니다.
    ('인' in "한국인" has the final consonant, 'ㄴ')

    2) Noun(ending without the final consonant) + 다
    This is coffee
    = 이것은 커피 + 다 = 이것은 커피 + 입니다
    ('피' in "커피" doesn't have the final consonant, it just ends with a vowel, 'l')

    Here are some other speech styles.
    I am Korean
    = 난 한국인 + 이다
    = 전 한국인 + 입니다(formal, polite)
    = 전 한국인 + 이에요(informal, polite, commonly used in spoken)
    = 전 한국인 + 이야(informal, not polite, between close friends)

    This is coffee.
    = 이것은 커피 + 다
    = 이것은 커피 + 입니다
    = 이것은 커피 + 예요, not 이에요 (because 피 doesn't have the final consonant)
    = 이것은 커피 + 야, not 이야(because 피 doesn't have the final consonant)


    Do you know that there is 'polite form' in Korean?
    I don't really know about Korean grammar. I'm Korean,though. ^^;;
    I'll tell you what comes up with my mind.

    I use 'ㅂ니다', when I want to make sentence polite, which means if you put 'ㅂ니다' with NOUN, it becomes polite way of speaking.
    Ex. 이것은 컴퓨터입니다. --> This is a computer.
    이것은 컴퓨터다. --> This is a computer.
    Yes, Either of them is "This is a computer" in English since there is no polite way of speaking in English.
    (well, technically there ARE few polite ways of speaking English as far as I know^^)

    *The reason I wrote 'ㅂ' is that it depends on whether you use this polite from with VERB or NOUN.
    I guess most of noun go with '입니다'. However, Verb and Adjective depend on their form. ^^

    so..Thank you for reading my comment and I hope this help you understand!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to message me! ^^

    - Kim -

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