• When you are not sure about something but still have to talk about it, you can end your sentence with -것 같아요.  In English, it can be translated into “It seems that…; I looks like …; I guess…; or I think…”   The ending -것 같아요 should not be said too often in your linguistic life.   Depending on where you come from, this type of speech may sound too cautious to show enough self-confidence.  But on the other hand, overconfident speech style can be equivalent to telling a lie. 

그가 그렇게 얘기한 것 같아요. = It seems that he said so. 

그거 이제 알 것 같아요. = I think I understand that now. 

이 도시는 참 아름다운 것 같아요. = This city is very beautiful, I guess. 

  • To say “only” to modify a noun or pronoun, Koreans use the ending -만 right after the noun/pronoun.  In everyday conversations, -만 completely replaces the regular subject/object endings 은/는/이/가 or 을/를:

브론토사우루스는 채소 먹는다. = The Brontosaurus only eats veggies. 

나 너 사랑했어. = I loved only you. 

여기 남았어. = Only I have stayed here. 

  • But -만 can be added after the regular dative endings 에게 or 한테:

이거 너한테만 알려 주는 거야 = I’m only letting YOU know about this, nobody else. 

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