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  5. "우리 선생님께서는 미국에 가실 것입니다."

"우리 선생님께서는 미국에 가실 것입니다."

Translation:My teacher will go to America.

September 25, 2017



Why is the future tense for "go" 가실 and not 갈?


Because you are giving respect to the teacher by adding the 시


시 is an honorific added at the end of sentences before the tense. It honorifies the subject.


In Korea you'd use honorific language when referring to a teacher, so instead o using 갈 you use the honorific form 가실


I was about to ask that. Everyone is concerned with 우리 lol


I put 'our teacher' and it said it was wrong


우리 = we, 우리의 = our

And look at how the "teacher" is written in this sentence.

It's "선생님께서" which is a honorific title than just "선생님".

Thus, using "우리" as a honorific title for "my" is appropriate than "내/제"


는 may be added onto 께서 to express emphasis. But it is not needed.


Is 는 really used correctly here? I thought 께서 was a standalone particle. Is it not?


Me too. "Our teacher" is the proper translation! Koreans do not generally use "My" when referring to people.


우리 means "my" in this situation. Many Koreans use "우리" to explain something or someone who is very dear to them. They don't really say 내/제 because it's too possessive. 우리 새끼/우리 강아지/우리 엄미, 우리 선생님 etc.


You're absolutely right, but I think 'our teacher' should be accepted as a valid translation.


우리 also means "our" in this situation. The sentence could be spoken by one of a group of students in the same class, for example. Therefore "our" should be accepted.


Koreans use it to mean "my" in honorific situations. So 우리 technically could mean our or my in this sentence. Same when referring to "my house".. They will often say "our house" to sound more polite. My issue with this is I said "the USA" and it said I was incorrect.. Hah. Lots of bugs to be worked out in this


I agree, although I think "my" is more natural sounding in English. Both should be correct answers. I wrote "our" as well.


we can also say our teacher and it should not have been marked wrong..as in our class talking about our teacher


Is the 께서 at the end just an even more formal way to say 님 or 씨?


께서 is the honorific version of the subject marking particle 이/가 and 께서는 is the honorific version of the topic marking particle 은/는.


He'll go to America and spend 14 days in quarantine because that's a thing now.


'my teacher will go to us' should be accepted too

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