How to say”But/though” end of sentence in Korean? Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Today, you are going to learn how to say “But/though” in Korean. The grammar point is “V.S. +ㄹ/을 텐데요”, this form is used to end sentence, wouldn’t appear middle of sentence. It is usually talking about future or hypothesis. Please read examples below.

But it may be hours.  시간이 좀 걸릴텐데요/si gan e jom geol lin taen dae yo. (Take time is 걸리다)

You must miss your hometown though.  분명히 고향이 그리우실 텐데요/ bun myung he go hyang e gu li woo sil taen dae yo. (To miss is 그리워하다).  It is irregular verb.

But I believe I have a reservation.  예약되어 있을 텐데요/ yae yak e dae eo it eul ten dae yo. (To be reserve is 예약이 되다).

But if I water the lawn, the grass will grow.  잔디에 물을 주면 잔디가 자랄텐데요/ jan di ae mool eul joo myun jan di ga ja lal tan dae yo. (To water is 물을 주다).

But it won’t be. 아닐 텐데요/a nil ten dae yo. (Not is 아니다)

But I won’t be home at that time.  내가 그 시간에는 집에 없을 텐데요/ nae ga gu si gan ae nun jip ae eop eul ten dae yo (Won’t be is 없다)


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Soo came to America in 2002 for studying English and getting degrees in higher education. He’d never expected to work in America after he finished his college, but he got a great job in construction and had worked with them for three years. He also has working as a FT and PT Korean instructor and tutor for seven years in Korean and America. He got his TESOL certificate in 2011 and finished his master’s degree in 2014.