Korean Future Tense Using (을/ㄹ) 게요
In Korean, the future tense pattern “(으)ㄹ 게요” is an intriguing way to express intentions or plans.
It has specific uses that differentiate it from other future tense forms like “을 거예요”. Let’s delve into understanding its nuances.
Grammar rule: Use A/V + (으)ㄹ 게요 when you are the agent, the person you’re speaking to is involved in the situation, and you’re making a statement (not a question).
When to use (으)ㄹ 게요
This form is often employed in scenarios such as reactions, clarifications, or seeking approvals.
It’s essential to understand its context to use it correctly.
I'm sorry sister, but I can't come to your party. I'll be attending my friend's wedding.
Teacher, I will give in my homework later.
I will be travelling on Thursday. Can you call me on Friday?
Have you sent the parcel yet?
No. I'll send it tomorrow morning.
I'm going to eat now (if that's OK with you).
When you leave the room please close the window.
OK (I will do as you've asked).
The “(으)ㄹ 게요” grammar point is an integral part of the Korean future tense.
By distinguishing between its use and other future tense forms, you can convey your intentions more clearly and appropriately in various contexts.