(안) V+아/어/여도 되다 ~ It’s okay (not) to V

We can use 아/어/여도 되다 added on to a verb to say ‘it’s okay to’. We can also add a 안 to say ‘it’s okay not to’. We can use this pattern to ask permission and consent too.

Examples
그만해도 돼요.
It’s okay to stop.

지금 시작해도 돼요.
It’s okay to start now.

맛이 없으면 안 먹어도 돼요.
If it’s not tasty, it’s okay not to eat it.

시문을 읽어도 돼요.
It’s okay to read the newspaper.

이거 입어 봐도 돼요?
May I try this on?

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