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오래된 시골 마을에 착한 농부가 살고 있었다. 그는 아직 결혼하지 않은 채 혼자 생활하고 있었다.
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는/(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ 것 같다


It seems like

To think
Used to express a thought, guess, or assumption that one isn't fully certain of.
  • 날씨가 같아요.
    It seems like the weather will be cold.
  • 파티가 재미있 같아요.
    I think the party will be fun.
  • 여기에 아무도 같아요.
    It seems/I think there's no one here.
  • 점심 시간이 끝나서 친구가 이미 같아요.
    Since lunch time is over, I think my friend has already eaten.
  • 좋은 사람 같다.
    I think/they seem like a good person.

(으)ㄹ 것 같다

(으)ㄹ 것 같다 signifies future tense.

  • 영화가 재미있 같아요.
    That movie seems like it'll be fun.

았던/었던/했더 것 같다

았던/었던/했던 것 같다 signifies speculating on a past event while recalling a memory of it.

  • 사람을 만났 같아요.
    I think I met that person.

았을/었을/했을 것 같다

았을/었을/했을 것 같다 signifies a guess about a possible outcome or a past event that might have occurred.

  • 음식이 맛있었을 같다.
    The food seems like it would have been delicious.
  • 지난 주에 도착했을 같다.
    It seems like he might have arrived last week.

Check out noun modifiers V+는/(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ and V+(았/었/였)던 and (았/었/했)을 것 for more info.

는 거 같다

In casual or colloquial language, 는 것 같다 is often shortened to 는 거 같다. Spoken language transcribed to text may often be written this way.

  • 남자가 바쁜 같아요.
    That man seems busy


Native speakers may colloquially write 는거 or 는것같다 (without the space). It doesn't strictly follow spacing rules, so its a common "mistake". The meaning is the same.

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