How can i say in korean... How can i say in korean i like + verb as for example i like reading. I know how to do for a noun but not for a verb... And is there different ways to say it? Thanks :)
Apr 4, 2011 7:31 AM
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It can be "나는 (책) 읽는 것을 좋아하다" or "나는 (책) 읽기를 좋아한다". The verb "to like sth" in here is a transive verb, so that it should be "~을/를 좋아하다" in Korean. (*sth = something) "읽다" simply means "to read (sth)". Now we have got two verbs but "읽다" should be an object with object markers "을/를" as in "-을/를 좋아하다" in the sentence. However, in most cases an object should be or act like a noun according to grammar.^^ All we have to do is just making a verb to be a noun and it's quite simple. We can make a verb a noun adding "-기" or "- ㄴ것" to the verb stem instead of "-다' which indicates the base form of the verb For example, 먹다(to eat) - 먹+기/먹+는것 읽다(to read) - 읽+기/읽+는것 공부하다(to study) - 공부하+기/공부하+는것 ^____________^
April 5, 2011
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