Decoded Slug: ~네요 [neyo] (Express surprise)

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~네요 [neyo] (Express surprise)

~네요 [neyo] (Express surprise)

Short explanation:

This ending is used when the speaker discovers something new or unexpected, expressing surprise or realization.


Adjective/Verb stem + 네요


오늘 날씨가 정말 따뜻하네요, 아침에는 춥다고 생각했는데요.
Oneul nalssiga jeongmal tattwuhneyo, achimeun chuptdago saenggakhaetneundeyo.
The weather is really warm today, although I thought it was cold in the morning.
그녀가 노래를 정말 잘 부르네요, 이전에 들어본 적이 없어서 모르겠어요.
Geunyeoga noraereul jeongmal jal bureuneyo, ijeone deureobon jeogi eopseoseo moreugesseoyo.
She sings really well, I didn't know since I've never heard her sing before.
와, 이 케이크가 정말 맛있네요, 처음 먹어보는 맛이에요.
Wa, i keikeuga jeongmal masitneyo, cheoeum meogeoboneun masieyo.
Wow, this cake is really delicious, it's a taste I'm trying for the first time.
어, 비가 오네요, 우산을 가져왔어야 했어요.
Uh, biga oneyo, usaneul gajyeowasseoya haesseoyo.
Oh, it’s raining. I should have brought an umbrella.

Long explanation:

The ~네요 [neyo] grammar format is often used in Korean to express surprise, realization, or newly noticed or informed facts. It is used when a speaker's feeling or thought about a situation has changed due to a new information, or when the speaker feels surprised or impressed about something. It takes on the meaning of 'I see', 'Oh', 'Wow', and 'So' in English.

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