Right to Left for Korean sentences

Working with my italki tutor today, he showed me how Korean sentences are best interpreted from right to left.

저는 친구랑 저녁을 먹으러 갈 거예요: I will go eat dinner with my friend.

V(stem)+(으)러 가다: go to do V

내일 동생이랑 공원에 놀러 갈 거예요: I’m going to go play in the park with my younger sibling tomorrow.

Which is easier to understand?

A:  I friend dinner eat go to

B:  (i) go to eat dinner friend

Now try it with the second sentence, and see for yourself if working from the verb forward is easier.


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