kpopandkimchi
2 years ago5,000+ Views

너무 and 아주, they both mean "Very or Too" but when do you use them?!

Teeeeeeechnically 너무 should be used with negative adjectives like "Too cold" or "too loud" but its often used now with positive things like "too pretty" or "I like you too much."

But 아주 is always always with positive things^^

아주 NICE!

(a-joo nice!)

You're very nice, really nice, soooo nice, super nice :D

너무 예뻐

(neo-mu yyeh-ppeo)

You're too pretty, way waaay too pretty, dangerously pretty, super pretty :D

For negatives, you'd never say:

"아주 아파"

(a-joo a-pa)

You'd say 너무 아파 (neo-mu a-pa) because pain is a negative thing!

So basically remember:

아주 - POSITIVE

(ah-joo)

너무 - Supposed to be negative but can be used in both cases :)

(neo-moo)
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So 너무 is used for pretty in like a playful way? Like you're too pretty, it's hurting me but I'm joking?
I just kept thinking of 너무 very 막 by MyName
@SunnaWalo yes! same with 너무 좋아 (i REALLY like it!)
wow thanks!
I love these language cards that you do :) keep up the good work
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