Notice that the speaker is the subject of the sentence in the above examples. When the subject of the sentence is a third person, the -(으)ㄹ까요? ending is used to seek the listener’s opinion. Consider the following sentences:
The -(으)ㄹ까요? ending can be used for the past tense as well. Consider the following sentences:
The repeated use of -(으)ㄹ까요? can be used to express alternative questions. For instance, consider the following sentences:
Notice that while the predicate is used only once in English, the predicate is repeated in Korean. Meanwhile, when -(으)ㄹ까요? is used with other verbs such as 하다(do) and 생각하다(think), it expresses the speaker’s provisional idea regarding what she/he may do, corresponding to “I am thinking of doing something.” in English. Consider the following sentences:
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