Negation

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-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.

-지 못하다 And 못

Expressing an impossibility for something to happen or your inability to do something, can be done with using the negation -지 못하다 or simply 못 in Korean.

-지 않다 And 안

-지 않다, and its short-form 안, are the Korean equivalent to the English ‘not’. It is a rather simple way to express negation in Korean.

Word Negation

In Korean, certain times you have to use specific words to negate something. There are three cases of word negation: 아니다, 없다 and 모르다.