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Question about ~지마: Don't...

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  • I want to ask about the grammar ~지마: Don't. I'm not very understand so anyone can help me :< All comments will be really helpful for me :D
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    hyeon97

September 9, 2018

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The easiest way is to show you on example, so: we have a verb to do: 하다. the stem of the verb is 하 , and the ending (dictionary one) is 다. You add 지마 after the verb stem, so in this example it would be 하지마 (don't do it). To make the statement more polite you can add honorific endings like 아요 or 세요 to make the structure even more polite.. Then it would look like this: 하지마요 or 하지마세요. Other easy examples: 먹다 (to eat) = 먹 (the stem) + 지마 = 먹지마/먹지마요/먹지마세요 생각하다 (to think) = 생각하 (the stem) + 지마 = 생각하지마/생각하지마요/생각하지마세요 Basically You add 지마 after the verb's stem but before any honorific ending. At least this is how I understand it. Would be good if someone more fluent in the language made sure I am not wrong :)

September 9, 2018

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