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Anissa Abu-Hadba
이에요 vs. 인데요 Can someone tell me what the difference between 이에요 and 인데요 is? I hear both of these verbs being used a lot and I'm trying to look at the situations' contexts but I still don't get the difference.

Thank you!

15. Feb 2018 22:02
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이에요 vs. 인데요

이에요 is a plain sentence ending with no special nuance.  It just tells something in a matter-of-fact way.
(-입니다, -이다, -이에요, and -이야 are all similar except for the different levels of politeness and formality)

인데요 is 이다 ("is" - the coupler) connected with the conjunction-like verb ending -ㄴ데(요), which can range from "when" to "but" in meaning.  That is, -ㄴ데 has the function of putting the verb in opposing relationship with the clause that follows it, similar to "considering this, how come?" or "given this, that is rather ...", etc.  So if you end a sentnece with -ㄴ데(요) without the resolving second clause, it sounds like the sentence is unfinished, as if asking or challenging the listner to respond.

Examples:
* -이에요:
- 오늘은 학교 일찍 가는 날이에요 = Today I am supposed to go to school early. (states the fact plainly)

* -인데요:
- 엄마: 자 빨리 일어나. 학교 갈 시간이다 = Wake up now.  It's time to go to school.
- 딸: 오늘 토요일인데요? (= 오늘 토요일인데 (왜 학교 가래요)?) = It's Saturday (so why are you telling me to go to school)?

23. Februar 2018
교실에 학생들이 없는데요 - 여기.. (는데요)를 사용하고 썼어요, (는데)는 문장에 뒤에 붙어 쓰면 상대자의 의견을 기다리는 뜻이지, 아는 대로 설명했어요, 못하면 죄송해요^.^
22. Februar 2018
Anissa Abu-Hadba
Language Skills
Arabic (Modern Standard), English, French, Korean
Learning Language
French, Korean