Translation:The children talk.
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For anyone confused, here's all the different ways of saying "Talk" we've learnt in Lesson 4 of Verbs 1:
- 말합니다 - Talk/Speak/Speaks - So according to MichaelaRo567259 this means to talk/to say
- 이야기합니다 - Talk/Speak/Speaks - 이야기 means "story", so 이야기하다 is more like "to tell"
- 대화합니다 - Talk/Converse/Have a conversation - 대화 means "conversation" or "dialogue", so 대화하다 means "to converse"
- 합니다 - Speak/Speaks/Do - Not sure what this one means? According to Google Translate at least; it means "I will".
Hope this helps :-) And hope you don't mind that I've used your comment MichaelaRo567259 to help me create a list of words and their translations in my post: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31044759
Haha no i don't mind! Thank you for this great summary! I don't think I agree with google translate on this one though, there is no future tense of "will" in 합니다. The verb 하다 by itself just means "to do", so these verbs literally mean "to do a story", "to do a conversation", etc.
하다 is the dictionary version of verb (to do) while 합니다 and it also means (to do) is the high polite or formal speech in korea when you are speaking you don't use 라다 instead you use 합니다 or the other formal & in formal versions Hope i was helpful And yeah i love hoseok&seokjinnie
Hi there! 하다 is the base verb, before conjugation, you can think of it as the "dictionary version". 합니다 is the polite present tense of the verb 하다. To get it, you drop the 다 on 하다 to get the verb stem, in this case, 하, then add the formal verb ending 습니다/ㅂ니다 (use 습니다 when the verb stem ends in a consonant and ㅂ니다 when the verb stem ends in a vowel, the "ㅂ" becomes part of the final syllable and does not stand on it's own) to get the formal or polite "합니다". I hope that cleared it up somewhat.
TLDR version; 하다 is the dictionary version meaning "to do" 합니다 is the present tense version meaning "do" as in "I do" or "he does"
your username is so funny sksks namtiddies also maybe try not to use romanisation,, it helps to rely on the 한굴 to improve reading skills, but according to the other users, 대화하다 means to converse, as 대화 means conversation so kind of? If converse and chat are synonyms then yeah sure :) hope this helped army!