Jan 24, 2017

L2G01 A-아/어 보이다 grammar = looks likes, seems like...~guess based on outward appearance

L2G01. A-아/어 보이다 grammar = looks likes, seems like...~guess based on outward appearance

Usage:
  • Used to convey one’s guess or feelings based on the outward appearance
  • Used with adjectives only
  • Equal to ~게 보이다

Tense:

Adjectives:
  • Past (과거): ~아/어 보였다
  • Present (현재): ~아/어 보이다
  • Future (추측): ~아/어 보일 것이다

Examples:

1. 밍 씨, 얼굴이 피곤해 보여요. 무슨 일 있어요?
  • 어제 숙제하느라고 잠을 못 잤거든요.
Minh, you look tired. Did something happen?
  • I wasn’t able to sleep yesterday because I was trying to finish my homework.

2. 안나 씨, 제가 머리 모양을 바꿨는데 어때요?
  • 머리 모양을 바꾸니까 어려 보이네요.
Anna, I changed my hairstyle, how does it look?
  • You look much younger now since you changed your hairstyle.

3. 이 음식은 많이 매워 보이는데 괜찮겠어요?
  • 이제 매운 음식에 익숙해져서 괜찮아요.
This food looks really spicy, is it okey?
  • I am used to spicy food by now, so I will be fine.

4. 그 옷을 입으니까 날씬해 보여요. (= 그 옷을 입으니까 날씬하게 보여요.)
You look slim since you wear those clothes.

5. 가방이 무거워 보이는데 들어 드릴까요?
  • 보기보다 가벼우니까 괜찮아요.
The bag looks heavy, let me carry it.
  • It’s lighter than looking, so I will be fine.

6. 지도에서는 가까워 보이는데 걸어갈까요?
  • 보기보다 머니까 버스를 타는게 좋겠어요.
In the map, it looks near, so should we take a walk?
  • It’s farther than looking, so it is better to take a bus.

7. 하늘색 남방이 빨간색 남방보다 더 시원해 보여요.
The blue-sky shirt looks cooler than the read shirt.

8. 왜, 지금 화나 보입니까?
Why do you look angry now?

9. 그 점심 음식은 맛있게 보였잖아요.
That lunch looked good.

10. 그녀는 아주 친절해 보여요.
She seems to be very kind.
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