A/V-기는(요) grammar = not really, no need to, no way ~politely disagree with or lightly criticize someone

A/V-기는(요) grammar = not really, no need to, no way ~(1) politely disagree with one’s statement or (2) light criticize or scold someone


- (1) politely disagree with one's statement or compliment to express the speaker's modesty or personal opinion = not really, no need to

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

- (2) light criticize or scold someone = no way, not to...

이 영화 너무 슬퍼서 눈물이 났어.
- 그 정도로 울기는. 너는 눈물도 참 많다.
This movie was so sad that I cried.
- You cried that much? You sure have a lot of tears.

- 기는(요) can be shortened form to -긴(요).
- 기는(요) can’t be used with expression that denotes past or future tense such as -았/었- or -겠-


Adjective / Verb + 기는(요). / 긴(요).

크다 -> 크기는(요).
덥다 -- 덥기는(요).
예쁘다 -- 예쁘기는(요).

잘하다 -- 잘하기는(요).  
먹다 -> 먹기는(요).
공부하다 -- 공부하기는요.

Noun + (이)기는(요). / 긴(요).

의사 -- 의사기는요.
학생 -- 학생이기는요.


*A/V-기는(요) = not really, no need to ~ politely disagree with one's statement or compliment

1. 노래를 잘하시네요.
- 잘하기는요. 저보다 잘하는 사람이 많아요.
You sing really well. 
- No, it's not that good. There are many people who are better than me.

2. 바지가 잘 맞네요.
- 잘 맞기는요. 저한테는 좀 작은 것 같은데요.
The pants fit well.
- Not really. It seems a bit small to me.

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.
- No need to thank. 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. 민지 씨는 책을 많이 읽는 것 같아요.
- 많이 읽기는요. 1년에 두 권밖에 안 읽어요.
Minji, you seem to read a lot of books.
- Not really? I only read two books a year.

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.
- No really. I looks nice because I do some makeups. 

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

12. 요즘에 날씨가 너무 덥죠.
- 덥기는요. 다음 달에 기온이 더 늘릴 거예요.
It’s very hot these days.
- Hot? The temperature will increase more in the next month.

*A/V-기는(요) = no way, not to... ~ lightly criticize or scold someone

1. 시험공부를 많이 해서 쓰러질 것 같아.
- 쓰러지긴. 사람이 그 정도로는 쓰러지지 않아.
I think I'm going to collapse from studying so much for the test.
- No way. People don't fall down at that much. 

2. 이 식당 음식이 매워서 입에 불이 나는 것 같아.
- 과장하기는. 나는 맛있는데.
The food in this restaurant is so spicy that it's like my mouth is on fire.
- Not to exaggerate. For me, it's delicious. 

3. 요즘 과일이 너무 비싸서 못 사 먹겠어.
- 비싸서 못 사 먹기는. 과일보다 비싼 커피는 매일 마시면서.
Fruit is so expensive these days that I can't buy it.
- No way. You drink coffee, which is more expensive than fruit, everyday.

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