Decoded Slug: ~나요? [nayo?] (Isn't it?)

Korean Grammar Point
~나요? [nayo?] (Isn't it?)

~나요? [nayo?] (Isn't it?)

Short explanation:

Used to form tag questions or to express doubt; 'isn't it?', 'aren't you?' etc.


Verb/Adjective Stem + 나요?


오늘 날씨가 정말 좋지 않나요? 계속 비가 오고 있어서.
Oneul nalssiga jeongmal johji annayo? Gyesok biga ogo isseoseo.
The weather isn't really good today, isn't it? It's been raining continuously.
당신은 저와 같이 저녁 식사를 할거야, 그렇지 않나요?
Dangsineun jeowa gachi jeonyeok sikshareul halgeoya, geureochi annayo?
You are going to have dinner with me, aren't you?
저는 상당히 바빠 이 주말에는 휴식이 필요하지 않나요?
Jeoneun sangdanghi bappa i jumaleneun hyusigi pilyohaji annayo?
I'm quite busy, I need some rest this weekend, don't I?
우리 모두 코로나 백신을 맞춰야 합니다, 그렇지 않나요?
Uri modu korona baegsineul majchwoya hamnida, geureochi annayo?
We all should get the Corona vaccine, shouldn't we?

Long explanation:

'~나요? [nayo?]' is a question ending in Korean, used often to form tag questions or to express doubt or uncertainty. It works similarly to 'right?', 'isn't it?', 'don't you?' etc. in English. It expresses a request for confirmation or agreement about the statement made before the '~나요' from the listener. The sentence final ending can be used in both formal and informal situations.

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