I wonder: 나요?

A/V + 나요? is a soft interrogative form similar to “I wonder…”. It can be substituted with 으/은/는가(요)? with very little change in meaning:

홈플러스에 프랑스의 치즈가 있나요?
(I wonder) does Homeplus have French cheese?

여기서 수승대까지 얼마나 걸리나요?
(I wonder) how long does it take to go from here to Suseungdae?

매일 매일 한국어를 배운다면 발음이 더 좋아지나요?
(I wonder) if I study Korean every day will my pronunciation get better?

차로 파리에 가면 버스보다 더 싸나요?
(I wonder) if I go to Paris by car will it be cheaper than taking the bus?

제가 내일 한 시간 늦게 출근하면 괜찮나요?
(I wonder) is it OK if I come to work an hour later tomorrow?

좌석을 바꿀 수 있는가?
(I wonder) is it possible to change seats?

3 thoughts on “I wonder: 나요?

  1. Hi. English isn’t my first language, so I’m sorry for any mistakes (I’m from Brazil). Today it’s the first time I visit your website… I just want to thank you for this amazing resource and to ask you to continue doing it. 🙂

    • Wow! Thank you so much for your feedback! I am so glad that it’s useful to you. (And no apology is necessary – as my Korean teacher tells me, all the learning is in the mistakes!) ^^

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