Decoded Slug: ~을/ㄹ 듯하다 [eul/l deushada] (Seems like)

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~을/ㄹ 듯하다 [eul/l deushada] (Seems like)

~을/ㄹ 듯하다 [eul/l deushada] (Seems like)

Short explanation:

Used to express that something seems like or feels like something; 'it seems like' or 'it feels like'.


Action verb / Descriptive verb / Noun + ~을/ㄹ 듯하다


그는 마치 변한 것처럼 보여서, 옛날의 그대로인 것을 듯하다.
Geuneun machi byeonhan geotcheoreom boyeoseo, yeonnalui geudaeroin geoseul deushada.
He seems to be just like he was in the old days, as if he hasn't changed.
오늘이 마치 겨울인 것처럼 춥다, 가을인 것을 듯하다.
Oneuri machi gyeoulin geotcheoreom chupda, gaeurin geoseul deushada.
It's cold today as if it's winter, it feels like it's autumn.
그의 눈빛은 마치 무슨 생각에 잠긴 것처럼 보여요, 깊게 생각하고 있는 것을 듯하다.
Geuui nunbicheun machi museun saenggage jamgin geotcheoreom boyeoyo, gipge saenggakago issneun geoseul deushada.
His look seems as if he's absorbed in some thought, it feels like he's thinking deeply.
그녀는 마치 웃을 것처럼 웃지 않았어요, 무슨 일이 있는 것을 듯했어요.
Geunyeoneun machi useul geotcheoreom utji anhasseoyo, museun iri issneun geoseul deushaesseoyo.
She didn't smile as if she was about to, it seemed like something was going on.

Long explanation:

'~을/ㄹ 듯하다 [eul/l deushada]' is a construction used in Korean to express the idea that something has the appearance or gives the feeling of something else. This form is used when the speaker wants to express a conjecture or assumption based on his or her observation or feeling. The action verb, descriptive verb or noun that comes before 듯하다 carries the meaning, and 듯하다 itself expresses the seemingness or likeness.

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