Polite speech form: -요 is often attached at the end of a sentence.
Review following examples sentences with 이에요 or 예요 verb endings.
(It) is water.
- Subject is often omitted in Korean (e.g. It, I, He, She)
- Korean verb (e.g. is) always comes at the end.
(I) am a student.
am / is
- Since subject (e.g. It, I, He, She) is often omitted in Korean, 학생이에요 can mean “(He) is a student.” “(She) is a student.”
Jungguk saram i-e-yo.
(I) am Chinese.
am / is
- 사람 = person
- 중국 사람이에요? = “Are you Chinese?” or “Is she Chinese?” or “Is he Chinese?”
What is (it)?
- Use “ye-yo” instead of “i-e-yo” when a word ends with vowel sound.
- Mwo ye-yo? (Here o sound in “mwo” is a vowel sound. So use “ye-yo”.)
i-guh mwo ye-yo?
What is this?
Where are (you)?
are / is / am
(I) am at a cafe.