보다 (boda) + 이 | [Word of the Day]

안영하세요!

Well, it looks like we covered all the parts of passive speech. However, I don’t want to move on to anything new until next week so we’ll finish the week out with some review. I’m going to do a couple of more words today and tomorrow and then we’ll move on to active voice.

보다 (boda) | “to see”

I chose this verb for a specific reason. It wasn’t just because I wanted to talk about passive verbs, but I wanted to talk about a few things I learned with this particular one too.

보다 (boda), means more than just “to see” and also more than just “I miss you” when conjugated, it can also mean to try something when conjugated to 볼게요.

i.e.,

  • 나는 소고기를 볼게요. (naneun sogogileul bolgeyo.) | “I’ll try the beef.”

Okay, on to the passive verb!

보다 + 이 = 보이다 | to be seen

i.e.,

  • 포스터는 영화에서 수 볼있었다. (poseuteoneun yeonghwa-eseo su bol-iss-eossda.) | “Posters could be were to be seen in the movie.”

I don’t know if that makes a whole lot of sense so it can also mean, “posters could be seen in the movie”.

Okay, so that’s it for today!

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