선생님 or 선생 I understand that the 님 'nim' is an honorific ending. Would you use it no matter what? I found this sentence in a lesson online: 그 선생님은 좋아. Would 그 선생는 좋아 be the same meaning? Do I need the 님 at all times?
May 15, 2016 10:50 PM
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You already explained "님" is honorific expression. "그 선생은 좋아" is also a proper sentence. If you are older than "그 선생" or of the same age, you don't need to add "~님". But sometimes people add "~님" to show respect, even though "그 선생" is younger or of the same age. The most safe way is adding "~님" regardless of age.
May 16, 2016
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