Expression of the Week

Yoonhee: 제 친구 어때요?
What do you think of my friend?
Hajin’s Mom: 멋있으세요.
He’s charming.

우리 나이 남자들 꽉 막혔는데 그런 것도 아니고.
Men our age tend to be narrow-minded, but he’s not like that.

멋있으세요 (He’s charming.)

멋있다 – to be charming, stylish, wonderful, attractive, amazing etc.

>> 멋있다, 멋있어 – casual way to say a casual description
>> 멋있으시다, 멋있으셔 – casual way to say a polite description
>> 멋있어요 – semi-polite way to say a casual description
>> 멋있으세요 – polite way to say a polite description

>> [멋있다, 멋있어, 멋있어요] may be used to describe a person or non-human subjects (clothes, cars, paintings, buildings, places, etc)

>> [멋있으시다, 멋있으셔, 멋있으세요] may only be used to describe people

>> similarly, [멋지다, 멋져, 멋지셔, 멋지세요] may be used