카테고리 보관물: Level 1b

-을/ㄹ 때

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‘-을/ㄹ 때’ is used to show the moment when a certain event happens or a certain action/state is continuing. It is placed after a verb or adjective.

● 가족하고 함께 있을 때 행복해요. (I am happy when I’m with my family.)
● 저는 공부할 때 음악을 들어요. (I listen to music when I study.)

못 –

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‘못 -‘ is used to show an action is not possible or the action is not well-done. It isn’t used in adjectives, imperative and propositive sentences. It can also be used with ‘-지 못하다‘. When the verb is ‘~하다’ form like ‘공부하다‘, ’못‘ comes between ‘~’ and ‘하다’ like ‘공부 못하다’.

● 시끄러워서 못 잤어요. (I couldn’t sleep because it’s too noisy.)
● 저는 요리를 못해요. (I can’t cook well.)

-으면/면

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‘-으면/면, -이면’ is used for conditional statements, equivalent to ‘if’ in English. When the verb ends with a consonant, use ‘으면’. When the verb ends with a vowel or ‘ㄹ’, use ‘면’.

● 비가 오면 집에서 쉬겠어요. (If it rains today, I will rest at home.)
● 질문이 있으면 언제든지 물어 보세요. (If you have a question, ask me anytime.)

-을/ㄹ 수 있다/없다

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‘-을/ㄹ 수 있다’ is used to show the ability to do something or the possibility of something happened. ‘-을/ㄹ 수 있다’ is its negative form. When the word ends with a consonant, use ‘을 수 있다’’. When the word ends with a vowel or ‘ㄹ’, use ‘ㄹ 수 있다’’.

● 저는 운전을 할 수 있어요. (I can drive a car.)
● 배가 아파서 점심을 먹을 수 없었어요. (I couldn’t eat lunch because of the stomachache.)

-는군요, -군요

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‘-는군요, -군요’ is used to express surprise, delight, or wonder. Although often taught in most text books, this grammar pattern is not used frequently except in formal situations. A more commonly used grammar pattern with the same usage is ‘-는구나, -구나’. For the past tense, ‘-었군요/았군요/였군요’ is used.

● 날씨가 정말 좋군요! (The weather is really nice!)
● 노래를 정말 잘하는군요! (You are such a wonderful singer!)

-기 전에, – 전에

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‘-기 전에’ is used to give the meaning of ‘before’. ‘- 전에’ is attached to a noun to give the same meaning.

● 방을 청소하기 전에 창문을 여세요. (Open the window before cleaning the room.)
● 두 달 전에 가방을 샀어요. (I bought a bag two month ago.)

-는데요, -은데요/ㄴ데요, -인데요

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1) This grammar can be used for providing the background for some further consideration which may or may not be stated.
● 가 : 오늘 저녁에 시간 있어요?나 : 네, 있는데요. (왜요?)
2) It can be used for Turing down a proposal politely or showing reservation about something.
● 가 : 좀 도와 주세요.나 : 제가 좀 바쁜데요.