Mis-spelled/mis-pronunced by Koreans

전화할(x) -> 전화할(o) : Actually (으)ㄹ게’s pronunciation is 을께, but the writing is still 을게.

야(X) -> 내 야(ㅇ) : 거 is often pronounced as ‘꺼’ as in ‘(으)ㄹ 거 [을 꺼]’ or ‘noun 거 [noun 꺼]’, but the writing is still 거. 

되요(x) -> 돼요 (o) :  A lot of Korean can’t recognize the difference between ‘ㅚ’ and ‘ㅙ’, so they often mis-spell these. The infinitive form for ‘to become’ is ‘되다’, so when we conjugate with 아/어/해, it should become ‘돼(되+어)’ like  되 + 어요/었어요 should be written 돼요 and 됐어요. However when 되다 conjugate with (으) or consonants, it remains as 되. For example, 게요(되+(으)ㄹ게요), 수 있어요(되+(으)ㄹ 수 어요), 되면 (되+(으)면), 되고, 되지 되게

뵈요(X)-> 봬요 (O): This is also the same as 돼요.  The writing is 봬요, 뵀어요, 봬서… and 뵐게요, 뵐 거예요, 뵈면, 뵙고, 뵙지, 뵙게 (뵈다 is changed into 뵙 when it is in front of consonant endings like 고, 지, 게) 

않 돼요(x) -> 안 돼요(o) : 안 is an adverb, it locates in front of verbs and adjectives to negate verbs and adjectives. 않 is in  –지 않아요, which is a long negation. 

잠궈요. (X) -> 잠가요 (O) : The infinitive form for ‘to lock’ is ‘잠그다’, but a lot of Koreans read this as ‘잠구다’. Therefore they mis-conjugate 잠구+어요, but the accurate one is 잠그+아/어요(으 irregular) => 잠가요. 

사겨요 (X) -> 사귀어요.(O) : The infinitive form for ‘to make friend’ is ‘사귀다’, many Koreans read this as ‘사기다’. Therefore they mis-conjugate ‘사기+어요=> 사겨요(X)’, but the correct one is ‘사귀+어요 => 사귀어요”. 

Let me know if you hear or see something that Koreans mis-spell or mis-pronounce!

#사겨요 #잠궈요 #담궈요 #돼요vs되요 #봬요vs뵈요 #봴게요 #뵈요 #되요 #않다 #않 #을께 #꺼