Referring to Future Plans and their Certainty

A useful tidbit I noted in Korean Grammar in Use: Intermediate regarding expressing the degree of certainty of future plans:

  • V+(으)ㄹ 거예요: When referring to a virtually definite plan, ‘going to’
  • V+(으)려고 하다When referring to a likely plan, ‘planning to’
  • V+(으)ㄹ까 하다: When referring to a vague intention, ‘thinking about doing’

내일 영화를 볼 거예요.
I’m going to watch a movie tomorrow.

컴퓨터를 사려고 해요.
I’m planning on buying a computer.

서울에 갈까 하는데 같이 갈래요?
I’m thinking about going to Seoul, would you like to go with me?

Do you have any examples of your own?

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