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하는 거예요 or 해요 - What's the Difference? | Korean FAQ

Take these two sentences:

하는 거예요 and 해요.

Or how about 좋아하는 거야 and 좋아해? Both mean "I like (something)," but there's a difference in how they're used and you might prefer one or the other depending on the situation.

What's the difference? In the video I talk about this, but the main difference is the nuance of each form. Both the ~것이다 and the regular ~요 form can be used to have the same meaning, but the ~것이다 form gives a stronger emphasis on the subject while the ~요 form gives more of an emphasis on the verb. Find out more about what I mean by watching the video below.

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