예요 / 이에요 : to be (am, is, are)

‘예요/이에요’ is normally attached to a noun and can be found at the end of a sentence.

If the noun ends with a vowel, we will attach ‘예요’.

Ex) 저는 매리예요. (I am Mary)

{리 => ㄹ + 이; in this case, 이 is a vowel}

If the noun ends with a consonant, we will attach ‘이에요’.

Ex) 저는 미국 사람이에요. (I am an American)

{람 => ㄹ + 아 + ㅁ; in this case, ㅁ is a consonant}

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About nunasaoirse

I have been learning Korean language for more than 8 years in either Singapore or Korea. Writing this blog helps me to refresh my knowledge. I am still revising Korean language every now and then but not actively. This blog consisted of the gist of the several Korean textbooks that I am using and you may find some examples "de-ja-vu".
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