Thursday, May 1, 2014

I can't do sth / 못...

This is also some kind of form of negation but in this case it is more like saying I can't do something (even though I probably want to do it) instead of saying I won't do it.
And of course you get to choose between two types to form this form of negation

못 + verb (conjugated)

못 먹어요 => I cannot eat
못 갈거예요 => I cannot go

verb stem + 지 못하다

가지 못해요 => I can't go
먹지 못했어요 => I can't eat

Keep in mind that this is the best and most polite way to tell your boss or teacher that you won't be going to work or school instead of saying 안 가요~

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