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Korean Grammar 101: REALLY Don't!

Alright guys, we learned how to say "Don't!" (here) but now it's time to show people you MEAN IT.


The '라' is informal, and often used as commands for dogs or babies but if you use it with 지마라 and an angry voice it means 'you'd REALLY better stop that or ELSE'

Here's how:

1. Take the dictionary form of the verb:
하다 - To do (ha-da)
2. Drop the '다' and add 지마라
하지마세요 - Don't do it! (ha-ji-ma-ra)

You can use it jokingly with your friends too, like "I dare you to do this, seriously I'll kill you"

But be very careful not to use it with people older than you! You could come off as rude!

Check it out at 0:48 seconds!

Have you heard this in dramas or songs before?!

하지마라고~~ is also good and cutesy.
Actually yeah lol I hear it everywhere! I heard the lady at my favorite dry cleaning place say it to her husband once. They're really funny and sweet people but that's just how they talk to each other I guess hahaha
하지마세요 was this a typo? than
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