Korean: Differences between ㄹ/을까요? and ㄹ/을래요?


You can use 'ㄹ/을까요?' and 'ㄹ/을래요?' when you want to ask the other person's opinion. Is there any difference in their use? When should I use '줄까요?' and '줄래요?' ? In this article, we will introduce the difference between the two, let's take a look.

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You can use "ㄹ/을까요?" and "ㄹ/을래요?" when you want to ask the other person's opinion. Is there any difference in their use? When should I use "줄까요?" and "줄래요?" ?
In this article, we will introduce the difference between the two, let's take a look.

Ways to ask for advice

For example, the following two sentences are both correct Korean sentences, but there are some differences in meaning.
If you use google translate, one is "What to eat? and the other is "What do you want to eat? .

1.무엇을 먹을까요?
2.무엇을 먹을래요?

So, which one is "What to eat? Which one is "What do you want to eat? Which one is "What do you want to eat? Which one is "What do you want to eat?
The difference between the two will be discussed below.

The differences between "ㄹ/을까요? and "ㄹ/을래요?

1. whether or not the speaker itself is included in the action target

The most basic difference is whether or not the action target includes the speaker.
Briefly, one is asking "**Do you want...? **" and the other is asking "**should we...? **".

ㄹ/을까요? has the meaning of "together...? so it includes the speaker himself.
So "무엇을 먹을까요? means "what shall we eat?"

1.무엇을 먹을까요?

what shall we eat?

"ㄹ/을래요?" is to ask for the other person's opinion, so it means "Do you want to...?".
So "무엇을 먹을래요?" means "What do you want to eat?".

2.무엇을 먹을래요?

What do you want to eat?

Some people may ask, "If we add the Korean word '같이', will the two be interchangeable?"
Next, we will talk about the second difference after the addition of "같이".


2. 같이 -ㄹ까요? and 같이 -ㄹ래요?

Both can be used with "같이" to add the meaning of "together". However, the meaning is slightly different.

무엇을 같이 먹을까요?

What shall we to eat together?
There is no big difference in the meaning after adding "같이" to the original meaning.

무엇을 같이 먹을래요?

Do you want to eat something together?

At first glance, the two meanings are very similar. But when you think about it, "Do you want to eat something together?" This phrase is mainly used to confirm whether or not the other person wants to act together.

Another example,

영화 같이 볼까요?

Shall we watch a movie together?

영화 같이 볼래요?

Would you like to watch a movie together?
It is to confirm whether the other person agrees or has the wish to go to see it together.


3. 줄까요? and 줄래요?

"줄까요?" means to the other person. To make a proposal to the other person.
"줄래요?" means to the speaker himself/herself. Asking the other person.

야채 줄까요?

Would you like vegetables?

야채 줄래요?

Can you give me vegetables?

總結

  • When using "ㄹ/을래요? means "Do you want...?".
  • When using "ㄹ/을까요? means "Shall We ...?".
  • "같이 -ㄹ래요?" is used to check whether the other person wants to get together or not.
  • "줄까요?" means to give something to the other person. It means to present a proposal to the other person.
  • "줄래요?" is for the speaker himself/herself. To make a request to the other person.

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