There’s nothing easier than making informal Korean verbs into polite Korean verbs. (If only making everything polite were so simple!) First, make the informal form. Then, simply add 요 to the end of the verb. Ta-da!
The Polite form is used most often in Korean. Commonly, it’s used among friends, especially acquaintances but sometimes also with close friends. It’s OK to use this form for almost every daily interaction you have, but you’ll need to understand the honorific polite when it’s spoken to you by business owners and you’ll also be appreciated if you use the formal with people much older than you as well as people in positions of authority.
|Vowel closest to -다||English meaning||Dictionary form||Base||Informal form||Polite form|
|If the verb ends in a consonant after dropping -다||ㅏ||receive; get||받다||받-||받아||받아요|
|ㅓ||take off [clothes]||벗다||벗-||벗어||벗어요|
|ㅣ||wear [on feet]||신다||신-||신어||신어요|
|If the verb ends in a vowel after dropping -다||ㅏ||go||가다||가-||가||가요|