-ㄹ/을 것이다 I suppose…
August 22, 2009 by tailieutienghan
-ㄹ/을 거야 (eul geoya) is the intimate politeness level of the structure -ㄹ/을 것이다. This is the same form as the intentional, but is not of the same meaning. While the intentional 거야 expresses an intention or a plan to do something in the future, here, when this grammatical structure can express a suppositive or assumptive statement about all tenses.
▶ Future / Present Tense
– Verb stem ending in a vowel + -ㄹ 것이다
– Verb stem ending in a consonant + -을 것이다
▶ Past Tense
– Verb stem + -았/었/였- + -을 것이다
▷▷ 것이다 becomes:
– 거야 (intimate)
– 거예요 or 것이에요 (standard)
– 겁니다 or 것입니다 (formal)
1. 아마 그럴 거야. (ama geureol geo-ya.)
– I guess so.
2. 너는 모를 거야. (neo-neun moreul geo-ya.)
– I don't think you know.
3. 엄마는 놀랐을 거야. (eomma-neun nollasseul geo-ya.)
– I think my mom was surprised.
4. 내일도 올 수 있을 거야. (naeil-do ol su isseul geo-ya.)
– I think I'll be able to come again tomorrow.
5. 한 시간 정도 걸릴 거야. (han sigan jeong-do geollil geo-ya.)
– I guess it'll take about an hour.
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