-니/냐 | [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

I may have covered this before in the past. I don’t exactly remember dedicating a full post to it and for that reason I will be doing so today. It won’t take long so let’s get started!

  • -니 | verb ending
    • meaning:
      • 습니까
    • less direct
    • used mainly by women
  • -냐 | verb ending
    • meaning:
      • 습니까
    • more direct
    • used mainly by men

Either can be used by anyone, but the specification is there to show you who is more likely to be using it if you hear it. Feel free to use which ever one makes you more comfortable as they mean the same thing.

Examples:

  • 집에 가니? (jib-e gani?) | “Are you going home?”
  • 집에 가냐? (jib-e ganya?) | “Are you going home?”

That’s pretty much it!

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