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retrospective endings

Discussion in '한국어 (Korean)' started by alvin_teacher, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. alvin_teacher New Member

    English - American
    What are the most commonly used contemporary retrospective sentence endings? My books and other sources seem to differ quite a bit on this topic... thanks for any help :)
  2. kenjoluma Senior Member

    Please give us something more... What do your books say?
  3. alvin_teacher New Member

    English - American
    a lot of things, but the endings that come up a lot are these:
    데(요). (familiar/polite)
    더라(구요/고요). (?)
    던가(요)? (familiar/polite)

    less commonly i've seen:
    습디다 (formal)
    습디까? (formal)

    and a bunch of others too.

    finally the one that that i'm leaning heavily towards is the generalized V+던 것이다.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  4. alvin_teacher New Member

    English - American
    i know it's a bit "esoteric" but i'm compiling data for a book on *contemporary* usage, and need to sort through a huge pile of data..this is one of the few spots no one seems to know about...it could be that they are all "archaic" but that seems hard to believe. you must know something...it says you are a "Senior Member", sir/madam! :)
  5. kenjoluma Senior Member

    All of them are contemporary as well as commonly used. Their nuance may differ, though.
  6. alvin_teacher New Member

    English - American
    I'm quite surprised to hear that about the last two I mentioned..

    Thanks for the help :)

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