Expression of the Week
|Taeha:||좋아한다, 한여름! |
I like you, Han Yeoreum!
다시 좋아지기 시작했어. 진심이야.
I’ve begun to like you again. I mean it.
진심이야 (I mean it.)
진심 – sincerity, honesty, true feelings
이다 – to be
~이야 – casual statement form of [이다]
Casual – 진심이야
Semi-polite – 진심이에요
Formal – 진심입니다
>> depending on the contest, [진심이야] could be used to mean “I mean it,” “I’m being honest”, or “I’m being serious”
>> raise the intonation to form questions:
ex: 진심이야? / 진심이에요?
(Do you mean it?/Are you serious?)
>> change the ending to form a formal question:
>> use [진심] as an adjective by adding the particle [으로]
ex. 진심으로 축하해 (Congratulations from the bottom of my heart)
ex. 진심으로 감사합니다 (I’m sincerely grateful.)