Decoded Slug: ~지 않다 [ji anta] (Negative form)

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~지 않다 [ji anta] (Negative form)

~지 않다 [ji anta] (Negative form)

Short explanation:

Used to construct negative form of verbs/adjectives; 'not'.


Verb/adjective stem + 지 않다


저는 매일 아침 아침밥을 먹지 않아요, 대신에 과일을 먹어요.
Jeoneun maeil achim achimbabeul meokji anhayo, daesine gwail-eul meog-eoyo.
I do not eat breakfast every morning, instead, I eat fruit.
우리 할머니는 한국에 살지 않아요, 미국에 살아요.
Uri halmeonineun hanguge salji anhayo, miguge sarayo.
Our grandmother does not live in Korea, she lives in America.
나는 이런 상황을 좋아하지 않아요, 나에게 스트레스를 주어요.
Naneun ireon sanghwangeul johaji anhayo, na-ege seuteureseureul jueoyo.
I do not like such situations, they give me stress.
당신은 그 사람을 알지 않아요? 그는 우리 학교의 유명한 선생님이에요.
Dangsineun geu sarameul alji anhayo? Geuneun uri hakgyo-ui yumyeonghan seonsaengnim-ieyo.
Don't you know that person? He is a famous teacher at our school.

Long explanation:

'~지 않다 [ji anta]' is used in Korean to construct the negative form of verbs and adjectives, equivalent to 'not' in English. It generally used to transform an action or descriptive verb into a negative construction, indicating that someone is not doing something, does not do something, or something does not exist.

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