Intention/Will 2 – Korean Aspects #6

We will end the aspect series with more expressions that show your intention.

-아/어 보다

보다 here doesn't mean to see. In this case, 보다 is to check the result after you tried something new.

이번에는 10분만 더 해 보자.
Let's do it 10 more minutes this time.

내일은 이걸 먹어 보는 게 어때?
How about eating this tomorrow?

-아/어 버리다

It is used when you finished an action. It is used when someone did it with a strong will or even anger. Sometimes, it is used to show that you didn't like or expect it.

누나가 갑자기 전화를 끊어 버렸다.
My sister suddenly hung up the phone.

갑자기 가 버려서 놀랐잖아.
I was surprised because you suddenly went away.

-고 말다.

It is used when something eventually happened. It is used to show your strong emotion about the action. It can be used for both desired outcome or most unwanted one.

기차가 가 버리고 말았다.
The train has really gone away.

다음 시험에서는 꼭 합격하고야 말 거야.
I will pass the next exam no matter what.

-(으)ㄴ/는 체하다/척하다

It is used when you pretend to do something.

아는 체 그만해. 모르는 거 다 아니까.
Stop pretending to know that. We all know that you don't know about it.

그냥 못 들은 척 해야 하나?
Should I pretend not to hear about it?

-아/어 주다/드리다

As we all know, 주다/드리다 is about giving something. In this phrase, it means to give something intangible like service or action. In other words, it means to do something for others.

동생이 방 청소를 해 주었다.
My sister cleaned the room for me.

확인해 보고 알려 줄게.
I'll check them out and tell you.

-아/어 놓다/두다

It is used when you finish something for the future or preparation.

숙제는 다 해 놓고 노는 거지?
You finished your homework and are playing now, aren't you?

기계는 가만 놔 두면 녹슬어요.
If you leave the machine alone, it rusts.