-니까 Conjugation in Korean
Warm Up your Brain
Native Koreans uses -까 ending normally for assumption or unclear will what they will do in future. Then guess what 니까 can be!
-니까 Conjunction in Korean
So / Because
Yeah 까 really isn’t related to 니까 lol. It was a trap. Please, remember that similar pronunciations don’t make a similar meaning. I’m sorry for making a trap but it was fun to me lol. You can use it to your friends who are studying Korean with you.
니까 conjugation is from the conjunctive adverb ‘그러니까’ or ‘그러하니까’ which describes a reason. 그러니까 connects 2 different sentences into one piece like conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘but’.
The first sentence that is placed before 그러니까 must be a reason and the second sentence that is placed after 그러니까 must be a result of the reason : ‘reason 니까 result’. 니까 conjugation i’s most natural when you translate it as ‘so’.
니까 conjugation doesn’t have a big difference than 그러니까 except -니까 is a conjugation and 그러니까 is a conjunctive adverb.
To Natives’ Ear
No matter what it is. 니까 itself sounds a liiiiiitttttlllle bit negative. It’s often used to blame a reason that other people make like ‘I had to do this because you made a shit!’. Well, it’s the biggest difference between 니까 and other similar conjugations I guess lol. Sometimes, it sounds like the speaker is annoyed. Of course, you can use 니까 with a good reason too. Just be careful with your tone.
가고있으니까 그만 문자해요
I’m coming so stop texting me :/
How To Use
A: 이거 왜 샀어요?
Why did you buy it?
B: 이쁘니까 샀죠?
I bought it because it’s pretty?
A: 여기 어때요?
How about here?
B: 거기는 가봤으니까 다른데 가요
We have been there so let’s go somewhere else
B: 침대가 되고 싶으니까 안일어날거예요
I won’t get up because I want to be a bed
What’s Most Different Than Others?
However, Korean language already has a conjugative adverb and a conjugation that links 2 different sentences. Then what’s the most biggest feature that -니까 has? 니까 emphasizes the reason. It doesn’t matter if emphasis is positive or negative.
I’m explaining about 으니까 phrases in this tutorial. 니까 phrase can be conjugated, 라니까, 다니까, 니까요 and more.
가다 [gada] : to go
문자하다 [munjahada] : to text
그만하다 [gmanhada] : to stop
이거 [igeo] : this
왜 [we] : why
사다 [sada] : to buy
이쁘다 [i-bbeuda] : to be pretty
여기 [yeogi] : here
거기 [geogi] : there
가보다 [gaboda] : to been
다른 [dareun] : different
일어나다 [ileonada] : to get up
침대 [chimde] : bed
되다 [doida] : to become
싶다 [sipdda] : want to –
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