V-아/어야지(요) grammar = will do, must do ~express strong intention or decision to do something


V-아/어야지(요) grammar = will do, must do ~express strong intention or decision to do something

Usage:
- Express speaker’s strong intention like a promise to oneself or a decision to do something = will do, must do
- When speaking or thinking to oneself, informal form V-아/어야지 is used.
- When scolding someone for not doing something they should do, V-았/었어야지 is used.
- Its shortened form V-아/어야죠.

Tense:

Verb + -아/어야지(요).  (positive form)
가다 -> 가야지요. / 가야지.
보다 -> 봐야지요. / 봐야지.
먹다 -> 먹어야지요. / 먹어야지.
지키다 -> 지켜야지요./ 지켜야지.
빼다 -> 빼야지요./ 빼야지.
합격하다 -> 합격해야지요. / 합격해야지.
공부하다 -> 공부해야지요. / 공부해야지.

Verb + -지 말아야지(요).  (negative form)
보다 -> 보지 말아야지요.
자다 -> 자지 말아야지요.
만나다 -> 만나지 말아야지요.
지각하다 ->  지각하지 말아야지요.


Examples:

1. 고향 음식이 너무 먹고 싶다. 다음 방학에 가서 엄마가 해 주신 음식을 실컷 먹어야지.
I really miss my hometown foods. I will visit my hometown in the next vacation and stuff myself with mom’s cooking.

2. 작년에 교통 신호를 어겨서 벌금을 많이 냈지요?
- 네, 올해부터는 교통신호를 잘 지켜야지요.
Last year you ran a traffic light and paid a big fine, right?
- Yes, from this year I have got to obey traffic signals.

3. 그 영화가 너무 재미있다고 했어. 나도 봐야지.
I heard that the movie is very interesting. I will see it, too.

4. 이렇게 자꾸 지각하면 큰일이야. 내일부터 절대 회사에 지각하지 말아야지.
I will be in a big trouble if I am often late like this. Starting from tomorrow, I won’t be late anymore.

5. 세미나가 꼭 가야돼?
- 그럼요. 우리 선생님이 발표를 하시니까 꼭 가야지요.
Do we have to attend the seminar?
- Of course, our teacher is giving a presentation, so we have to go.

6. 한국어로 내 의견을 잘 표현하고 싶어. 올해는 꼭 TOPIK 6급 시험에 합격하야지.
I really want to express my opinion well in Korean. This year I must pass the level 6 TOPIK exam.

7. 요즘 배가 많이 나왔네. 올해는 꼭 뱃살을 빼야지.
My belly became much bigger. This year I must reduce my belly weight.

8. 일이 잘 될 것 같지 않은데 시작했으니까 꼭 끝까지 해 봐야지.
The work is not going well, but I have started it, so I must do it until the end.

9. 나중에 새 공포 영화를 보지 말아야지.
Later, I won't watch horror movies anymore.

10. 몸이 안 좋으면 무리하지 말고 쉬었야지요.
If you weren’t feeling well, you should have rested instead of pushing yourself too hard.
V-아/어야지(요) grammar = will do, must do ~express strong intention or decision to do something V-아/어야지(요) grammar = will do, must do ~express strong intention or decision to do something Reviewed by Korean Topik on 8/15/2021 Rating: 5

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