A/V/N-기는요 grammar = 'not really', 'no need to' ~Politely disagree with one’s statement or compliment


L2.85 A/V/N-기는요 grammar = not really, no need to…~politely disagree with one’s statement or compliment

Usage :
- Politely disagree with one's statement or compliment to express the speaker's modesty or personal opinion = not really, no need to
- Shortened form: -긴요
- Can’t be used with expression that denotes tense such as -았/었- or -겠-

Tense :

1. Adjective / Verb:  A/V-기는요

덥다 -- 덥기는요.
예쁘다 -- 예쁘기는요.
잘하다 -- 잘하기는요.  
공부하다 -- 공부하기는요.

2. Noun:  N (이)기는요

의사 -- 의사기는요.
학생 -- 학생이기는요.





Examples


1. 지금 너무 춥죠?
-  춥기는요다음 달에 기온이  낮아질 거예요.
It's so cold now, right?
- Cold? Next month the temperature will be much lower.

2. 한국말을 정말 잘하시네요!
- 잘하기는요. 아직도 더 많이 배워야 해요.
You speak Korean really well.
- No, it's not really that good. I still have got so much to learn.

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

4. 여기 가기로 도와주셔서 고맙습니다.
- 고맙기는요. 오히려 제가 도움을 받았는데요.
Thanks for all you have done for me.
- Not really / No need to thank me. You have helped me more.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 수지 씨, 오늘 예쁘네요.
- 예쁘기는요. 화장을 해서 예뻐 보일 거예요.
Suzy, you looks pretty today.
- Pretty? It looks pretty since I do some makeups.
A/V/N-기는요 grammar = 'not really', 'no need to' ~Politely disagree with one’s statement or compliment A/V/N-기는요 grammar = 'not really', 'no need  to' ~Politely disagree with one’s statement or compliment Reviewed by Korean Topik on 10/14/2019 Rating: 5

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