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What's the difference between anieyo and anida?

February 3, 2019

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아니다 = the dictionary form of the descriptive verb meaning "to not be"

아니에요 = polite conjugated form of 아니다 (like: "I am not a teacher. / 저는 선생님이 아니에요.)

And in case you were asking about 아니요 ...

아니요 = No (a negative affirmation in response to someone. Like, "No, I don't like xyz." / "아니요, 치킨을 싫어해요.")

February 3, 2019

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That's what I was taught too but someone used 아니다 as "그는 학생이 아니다" which I thought was supposed to be "그는 학생이 아니에요." So naturally, I was just a little confused but thank you.

February 3, 2019

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Since 아니다 is a descriptive verb, 아니다 is actually a valid conjugation as well -- it's called the "plain form". In plain form, descriptive verbs don't change, but action verbs get the ㄴ/는다 conjugation. So the sentence was probably in plain form.

February 3, 2019

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Thank you for explaining that

February 3, 2019
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