Learn Korean: Verb + 래매


Let’s take a look at the Korean sentence pattern Verb + 래매. This is a casual pattern we can use when someone acts as if he or she didn't order us to do something. For example, earlier this week, my girlfriend told me to download the Korean drama Crash Landing On You (사랑의 불시착) for our weekend drama marathon. I did and I have our snacks ready as well. As soon as I played the first episode, she complained why it's not The World of Married (부부의 세계). But that was not what she told me. So I said But you told me (to download) Crash Landing on You. The enclosed part is the main verb. *To download in Korean is 다운 받다. We take the verb stem (다운 받) and attach 으래매. If the verb stem ends in a vowel, we use 래매. The actual sentence is 사랑의 불시착 다운 받으래매.


계란 사오래매.
You said you wanted eggs. (so I bought some eggs)

주말에 보내래매.
You told me to send it by weekend. (so I haven’t sent it yet)

자고 가래매.
You said you wanted me to sleep over here. (so I am still here in your house)