Does this sentence make sense? "우와! x 선생님이 중국어도 말 수 있습니까?" I want to say "Wow! Teacher x can even speak Chinese?" Thanks!
Jul 10, 2015 3:00 AM
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"Hi, is there a specific reason for adding the 할? (To be able to see is 볼 수 있다.)" Yes. 보다 - to see 보다 -> 보 -> 볼 수 있다 말하다 - to speak, talk 말하다 -> 말하 -> 말할 수 있다 (or 말을 할 수 있다) Just 말 means words or speech. It's not a verb and therefore you can't add (으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다.
July 10, 2015
Change to 말할수있습니까 and you're good to go...
July 10, 2015
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