"Let's eat at this restaurant."

Translation:이 식당에서 식사합시다.

October 26, 2017



Why can't I say "이 식당에서 먹읍시다"?

May 11, 2018


Although both verbs are technically correct, 씩사하다 is more formal than 먹다. So 씩사하다 is a better selection for the speech level--formal polite (합쇼체). In English, the best equivalent that I can think of is "eat" versus "dine."

씩사 also means "meal" or "repast." In a way, you could think of 씩사하다 as "to have a meal," which also sounds more refined than "to eat."

March 6, 2019
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