Korean: -ㄹ/을까요 | Curious, asked for comments


You can often see the phrase 'ㄹ/을까요?' when a sales clerk asks a customer for confirmation or when someone asks for advice. Let's discuss the usage of 'ㄹ/을까요' today.

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You can often see the phrase "ㄹ/을까요?" when a sales clerk asks a customer for confirmation or when someone asks for advice. Let's discuss the usage of "ㄹ/을까요" today.

Usage of ㄹ/을까요

"ㄹ/을까요" is usually a question sentence and is mainly used in the following situations.

  • To ask a question to express curiosity or to confirm. For example, "What should I bring tomorrow? or "What time do I start?". or "What time do I start?
  • Asking yourself a question to express your own speculation. For example, "I think it's going to rain tomorrow, right?
  • Asking for suggestions to do something together. For example, "What movie do you want to watch together? What time should we meet?

The distinction between the above situations depends on the situation and the context.

Next, we will introduce the grammar rules.

Grammatical rules

  • Pay attention to the endings of stems.
  • Use in positive questions.

When the stem of a verb or adjective ends in a vowel, use ㄹ까요.
When a verb or adjective has a stem that ends in a subject, use 을까요.
When the verb or adjective has a stem that ends in an ㄹ consonant, use ㄹ까요.

Sentences

To ask a question to express curiosity or to confirm

결제 어떻게 도와드릴까요?

How can I help you with payment?

봉투에 넣어 드릴까요?

Do you want to put it in a bag?

이 사람을 누구일까요?

Do you know who this person is?


Asking yourself, muttering to yourself

내일 태풍이 올까요?

Will there be a typhoon tomorrow?


Asking for suggestions to do something together

언제 만날까요?

When shall we meet?

무엇을 먹을까요?

What are we going to eat?

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