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Question: Is there a way to say “and you?”? Like if someone asks “뭐해요?” and I wanted to say “i’m watching tv and you?”.
Answer: You can say ‘너는? ‘ for ‘and you?’ in casual speech.
- 나는 tv 보고 있어, 너는? =I’m watching TV, and you? (to a friend)
In polite speech, you can say the person’s name or title +은/는 and then add 요 at the end.
- 나는 tv 보고 있어요, 제이미는요 or 제이미 씨는요? =I’m watching TV, and you? (to Jamie or Jamie 씨)
- 저는 tv 보고 있어요, 할머니는요? =I’m watching TV, and you? (to grandma)
Question: What is the difference between 이용하다 (iyonghada) and 사용하다 (sayonghada)? Do they mean the same?
Answer: Both have the meaning, "to use". However they are slightly different.
사용하다 is used to express simply "to use" or "to consume".
- 휴대폰을 사용하지 마세요. (hyudaeponeul sayonghaji maseyo.) Please don't use mobile.
- 나는 피부를 위해 순한 화장품을 사용해요. (naneun pibureul wihae sunhan hwajangpumeul sayonghaeyo.) I use gentle beauty products for my skin.
이용하다 (iyonghada) is often used for "to make (good) use of" or "take advantage of".
- 그는 친구의 약점을 이용했어요. (geuneun chinguui yakjeomeul iyonghaesseoyo.) = He took advantage of friend's weakness.
- 우리는 이 기회를 이용해야 해요. (urineun i gihoereul iyonghaeya haeyo.) = We should use this opportunity.
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