Jan Vlček
I am happy - in Korean Hello, i am more and more confused about basic tenses. Why is * I am happy * - 행복해요 ? 행복 is stem right ? It has ㅗ in it, so i have to add 아요, why 해요 ? Thank you
Feb 19, 2017 5:31 PM
Answers · 5
There is no rule like "if there is ㅗ in the front then add 아요" 행복해요 > 행복해 + 요 > 행복하다 + 요 > 행복 + 하다 + 요. 행복 (noun) 행복하다 (adj) 해 is shorten form of 하다. There is no word like 행복아요.
February 19, 2017
행복 is a noun. (happiness) 행복하다 is the adjective verb (to be happy) As you can see, in Asian languages, there are many verbs and/or adjective-verbs derived from nouns whereas it's the opposite in western languages where nouns and/or adjectives are derived from verbs.
February 20, 2017
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