Suggestions and Tentative Questions (으)ㄹ 까(요)

Today, I have learned a new verb ending which is  (으)ㄹ 까 (요).  This two shaped verb ending is attached to base verb in this manner:

  • -ㄹ까(요): -lkka(yo) attached to verb ending in vowel, i.e 갈까요 (가 – ga for go), 슬까요 (스-su for write)
  • 을까(요): -eulka(yo) attached to verb ending in consonant, i.e 먹을까요 (먹 – mok for eat), 읽을까요 (읽 – ilk for read)

This verb ending is consist of prospective modifier in the form of -(으)ㄹ and post modifier 까 which means it is a question of [verb].  So using the example above 갈까요 (Kalkkayo) this would mean ‘shall well go?’  and 슬까요 (seulkkayo) would then mean ‘shall we write?’

A tip is given on tricky verbs such as 구 (Gu which means to broil) and 더 (Deo which means hot) these verbs while they end in vowel instead of attaching -ㄹ까요, transformation is 구까요 (Gu-ulkkayo) and 더울까요 (Deoulkkayo) respectively.  These verbs which are considered w-verb takes 울 prospective modifier.


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