The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemWords with 받침Adding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelThe Honorific Ending 시Irregular PredicatesParticlesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsExpressing desire with 고 싶다NumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에The Plural Particle 들The Possessive Particle 의The Particle 에서The Particle 도The Particle 부터The Particle 까지The Particle 만

Words with 받침

 refers to the final consonant of a word. For example, the word  has a  since it ends in the consonant ㅇ while  does not have a 받침 since the final letter ㅏ is a vowel.
Certain pronounciation and grammar rules take into consideration whether or not a word ends in a consonant or vowel. We give some simple examples here which will be explored in more detail in later sections.
The ending is added to a predicate stem ending in a consonant while is added to a predicate stem ending in a vowel.
   
I seem to feel better because I ate the medicine.
    
You must study hard because you are a student.
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