ㅂ니다

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Korean[edit]

Inflectional suffix[edit]

ㅂ니다 (mnida)

  1. (declarative suffix for sentence-final verbs in the 합쇼체 (hapsyoche, “formal”) speech level)
    감사합니다. Gamsahamnida "Thank you."

Usage notes[edit]

ㅂ니다 (mnida) is used after verbs and adjectives with no finals or ㄹ, which falls out. E.g. 가다 + ㅂ니다 = 갑니다 "goes.", 알다 + ㅂ니다 = 압니다 "knows."

습니다(seumnida) is used otherwise, that is, after verbs and adjectives with finals that are not ㄹ. E.g. 먹다 + 습니다 = 먹습니다 "eats."

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