L2G85 A/V/N-기는요 grammar = Not really, no need to…~politely disagree with one’s statement

L2G85 A/V/N-기는요 grammar = Not really, no need to…~politely disagree with one’s statement.

Usage :
- Politely disagree with one’s statement = Not really, no need to
- When response to a compliment, it expresses speaker’s modesty.
- Shortened form: -긴요
- Can’t be used with expression that denote tense such as -았/었- or -겠-

Tense :
Adjective / Verb
- A/V-기는요
Noun
- N (이)기는요

Examples
1. 한국말을 정말 잘하시네요!
- 잘하기는요. 아직도 더 많이 배워야 해요.
Your Korean is really good.
- No, it's not really that good./Really good? No. I still have got so much to learn.

2. 어제 영화 재미있어요?
- 재미있기는요. 보다가 졸았어요.
Was the movie interesting yesterday?
- Interesting? No. I fell asleep when watching it.

3. 여기 가기로 도와주셔서 고맙습니다.
- 고맙기는요. 오히려 제가 도움을 받았는데요.
Thanks for all you have done for me.
- Thanks?, No/ No need to thank me. You have helped me more.

4. 주말에 잘 쉬었어요?
- 잘 쉬기는요. 조카들이 놀러 와서 정신이 하나도 없었어요.
Did you take a good rest on weekend?
- Good rest? No. My nieces came over and I don't even have a little time to rest.

5. 우와, 숙제를 다 했어요. 열심히 공부를 하네요.
- 열심히 공부하기는요. 무엇을 놀지 몰라요. 그러니까요.
Wow,  you finished all the homework. You study really hard.
- Study hard? No, I just don't know what to play around. That's why.

6. 기다리게 해서 죄송해요.
- 죄송하기는요. 저도 방금 왔어요.
I am sorry for letting you wait.
- No need to sorry. I also just came.

7. 요즘에 날씨가 너무 덥죠.
- 덥기는요. 다음 달에 기온이 더 늘릴 거예요.
It’s very hot these days.
- Hot? No, the temperature will increase more in the next month.

8. 옷을 잘 어울리네요.
- 잘 어울리긴요.  작은 것 같아요.
These clothes really fit you well.
- No, it doesn't really fit well. It seems a little small to me.

9. 수지 씨, 오늘 예쁘네요.
- 예쁘기는요. 화장을 해서 예뻐 보일 거예요.
Suzy, you looks pretty today.
- Pretty? It looks pretty since I do some makeups.
L2G85 A/V/N-기는요 grammar = Not really, no need to…~politely disagree with one’s statement L2G85 A/V/N-기는요 grammar = Not really, no need to…~politely disagree with one’s statement Reviewed by Korean Topik on 9/12/2017 Rating: 5

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