Demands, Permissions And Prohibitions

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-(으)면 안 되다

To point out a certain behaviour is not allowed, you can use the Korean grammar pattern -(으)면 안 되다. Luckily, it is a rather easy to understand pattern.


The most common imperative in Korean is the form -(으)세요. You use it to place orders, to make requests, give directions, etc. So it is important to know.

-아/어도 되다

To ask for or to give permission, you can use the Korean pattern -아/어도 되다. It is a simple way to do all the things you do with the English word “may”.

-아/어야 하다/되다

Expressing that something is required or necessary can be done easily by using either -아/어야 해요 or -아/어야 되요. Though complicated-looking, it is easy to use.

-지 마세요

-지 마세요 is the negative of -(으)세요. It is the Korean imperative to demand or request someone to not do something. It is important to know as it is common.