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Korean grammar - The Imperative - (으)세요

The Imperative - (으)세요

Pattern: Verb stem + ()세요

Giving instructions, orders or asking some to do something required the imperative form.

The imperative verb form in Korean is straightforward: add ()세요 to the Verb stem.

자리에 앉으세요.
Take a seat.
교실에서 조용히 하세요.
Be quiet in the classroom.
Wake up.
도서관에서 공부하세요.
Study in the library.
한국어를 배우세요.
Learn Korean.
아침에 뛰세요.
Run in the morning.
30분 동안 걸으세요.
Walk for 30 minutes.
집에서 쉬는 동안 운동하세요.
Exercise while relaxing at home.
걷는 동안 생각하세요.
Think while walking.
손을 씻으세요.
Wash your hands.
자신을 믿으세요.
Believe in yourself.