[Grammar]-아/어/여 보세요 You should try

verb+아/어/여 보세요

is -아/어/여 보다(try, have an experience) and -(으)세요(please) combined together, it means ‘you should try’ in English. You can use this when you suggest someone to do something.

For example,

그 식당에 한번 가 보세요. You should try that restaurant.

그 사람을 한번 만나 보세요. You should meet him.

이 음식을 한번 먹어 보세요. You should try this food.

이 옷을 한번 입어 보세요. You should try to put on these clothes.

이 신발을 한번 신어 보세요. You should try to put on these shoes.

한국 음식을 한번 만들어 보세요. You should try to make Korean food.

친구한테 한국어로 카드를 써 보세요. You should try to write a card to your friend in Korean.

한국어로 한번 말해 보세요. You should try to speak it in Korean.

As you can see, we often use 한번(once) with this grammar.

 

When -아/어/여 보다 with -았어요, it means different. You can click here to learn more about -아/어/여 봤어요. 

 

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