갈 거예요 (gal geoyeyo) [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

Edit: This post has been updated. It previously stated that this verb stem was used to say that a person’s future action were determined by what someone else said, however, that’s incorrect. This verb stem is used to reflect actions regardless of what the other person says.

Okay, so last week we talk about 갈게요, (we’re getting to it next week, don’t worry) but this week we’re talking about the other version. I would like to say this, you may have heard the WOTD said before but confused it because if these two, 거예요 vs 게요 are said quickly, they can sound alike. And though they seemingly have the same meaning, it’s slightly different.

We’ll get to that, for now, let’s focus on word application of this week’s Grammar of the Week!

갈 거예요 (gal geoyeyo) | “I will go” 

i.e.,

  • 사람 (1): 내 파티에 갈 거예요. (nae patie gal geoyeyo.) | “I’m going to the party.”
  • 사람 (2): 정말? 나도 갈게요. (jeongmal ? nado galgeyo.) | “Really? I’m going too.”

So I decided to use a conversational example that shows the usage of both words so you can see the difference. In the first sentence, the person is going to the party regardless of what the second person says. The second person is going, maybe because person 1 is going or maybe because person 1 convinced them to go, but whatever the reason, their plans changed a bit because of what the other person said.

We’ll practice with this all week!

 

 

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