Go / Imperative (command) forms of 가다

popotla

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British English
In modern, spoken Korean, which imperative forms of the verb (I'd like to use 가다 as an example) are actually used? Is the 합쇼체 form, 갑시오, used?

As for the 합쇼체 honorific form, I think I hear sometimes 가십시 요. Should this be 가십시오? Which is correct?
 
  • boomluck

    Senior Member
    Korean
    In modern, spoken Korean, which imperative forms of the verb (I'd like to use 가다 as an example) are actually used? Is the 합쇼체 form, 갑시오, used?
    합쇼체 is currently used, and is an abbreviated version of 하십시오체. Therefore, 합쇼체 of 가다 is 가십시오.

    I think 가시오 is another 합쇼체 of 가다, but I am guessing 가시오 is relatively less honorific than 가십시오.



    As for the 합쇼체 honorific form, I think I hear sometimes 가십시 요. Should this be 가십시오? Which is correct?
    가십시오 is correct.
     
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