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EtymologyEdit

(-l, prospective suffix) + (ge, suffix denoting intention).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ɭk͈e̞]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? lge
Revised Romanization (translit.)? lge
McCune–Reischauer? lke
Yale Romanization? lqkey

SuffixEdit

—ᆯ게 (-lge)

  1. An informal verbal suffix expressing the future tense, a promise.
    열심히 공부할게요.
    Yeolsimhi gongbuhalgeyo.
    I promise to study hard.

Usage notesEdit

  • The particle is pronounced with a gemination (doubling tensification), which is normally not shown in the romanisation: —ᆯ께 (*lkke) and —을께 (*eulkke).
  • The ᆯ게 (lge) form is only used after verb stems ending in vowels. For verb stems ending in consonants, the form 을게 (eulge) is used instead.
  • The ᆯ게 (lge) form is used in informal non-polite speech (해체), and the ᆯ게요 (lgeyo) form is used in informal polite speech (해요체). There is no form in formal speech (해라체, 하십시오체), and (get-) is used instead.

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