Decoded Slug: ~지 않을래 [ji anheullae] (I don't want to)

Korean Grammar Point
~지 않을래 [ji anheullae] (I don't want to)

~지 않을래 [ji anheullae] (I don't want to)

Short explanation:

This is used when the speaker wants to express the idea that they do not want to do something.


Verb stem + 지 않을래


저는 오늘 운동하러 가지 않을래요, 몸이 좀 피곤해서 쉬고 싶어요.
Jeoneun oneul undonghareo gaji anheullaeyo, momi jom pigonhaeseo swigo sip-eoyo.
I don't want to go to exercise today, because I feel a bit tired and I want to rest.
저는 너무 많이 먹었기 때문에 디저트는 먹지 않을래요.
Jeoneun neomu mani meog-eoss-gi ttaemune dijeoteuneun meokji anheullaeyo.
I don't want to eat dessert, because I ate too much.
너무 걱정하지 말고, 그 사람은 제가 대신 말하지 않을래요.
Neomu geogjeonghaji malgo, geu saram-eun jegadoa daesin malhaji anheullaeyo.
Don't worry too much, I don't want to speak to that person instead of you.
이 옷이 마음에 들지 않아서 사지 않을래요.
I os-i ma-eum-e deulji anhasseo saji anheullaeyo.
I don't like this outfit, so I don't want to buy it.

Long explanation:

'~지 않을래 [ji anheullae]' is a verb ending used in Korean to express the speaker's intention not to do something. It can be attached to the verb stem, which is directly used in the sentence to express the speaker's intention. It indicates strong will or determination, and implies the speaker has made a decision after considering alternatives. It is less polite than '~지 않겠어요', and can be used in informal contexts.

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