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TTMIK Level 5 Lesson 30

Released Thursday, 7th July 2011
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TTMIK Level 5 Lesson 30 - Sentence Building Drill 5

In this series, we focus on how you can use the grammatical rules and expressions that you have learned so far to train yourself to make more Korean sentences more comfortably and more flexibly.

We will start off with THREE key sentences, and practice changing parts of these sentences so that you don’t end up just memorizing the same three sentences. We want you to be able to be as flexible as possible with the Korean sentences you can make.

Key sentence #1
벌써 10시니까, 오늘 가지 말고 내일 가요.
[beol-sseo yeol-si-ni-kka, o-neul ga-ji mal-go nae-il ga-yo.]
= It’s already 10 o’clock, so don’t go today and go tomorrow (instead).

Key sentence #2
제가 이거 도와 주는 대신에, 다음 번에 제가 부탁이 있으면 들어 줘야 돼요.
[je-ga i-geo do-wa ju-neun dae-si-ne, da-eum beo-ne je-ga bu-ta-gi i-sseu-myeon deu-reo jwo-ya dwae-yo.]
= I’m helping you with this one, but in return, you have to help me when I have a favor next time.

Key sentence #3
지금은 다른 사람이 없으니까 저라도 갈 수 밖에 없어요.
[ji-geu-meun da-reun sa-ra-mi eop-seu-ni-kka jeo-ra-do gal su ba-kke eop-seo-yo.]
= There is no one else now so there’s no other way but for me to go there (even though I’m not the best person for it).

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Expansion & variation practice with key sentence #1
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0. Original sentence:
벌써 10시니까, 오늘 가지 말고 내일 가요.
= It’s already 10 o’clock, so don’t go today and go tomorrow (instead).

1.
벌써 1시예요. = It’s already one o’clock.
벌써 2시니까 = since it’s already two o’clock
아직 3시예요. = It’s still three o’clock.
아직 4시니까 = since it’s still four o’clock

2.
오늘 가지 말고 내일 가요. = Don’t(Let’s not) go today but go tomorrow.
혼자 가지 말고 같이 가요. = Don’t(Let’s not) go there alone but go together (with me/them).
이거 사지 말고 저거 사요. = Don’t(Let’s not) buy this but buy that one.
오늘 가지 말고 내일 갈까요? = Shall we not go there today and go tomorrow (instead)?

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Expansion & variation practice with key sentence #2
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0. Original sentence:
제가 이거 도와 주는 대신에, 다음 번에 제가 부탁이 있으면 들어 줘야 돼요.
= I’m helping you with this one, but in return, you have to help me when I have a favor next time.

1.
이거 하는 대신에 = instead of doing this
오늘 영화 보는 대신에 = instead of watching a movie today, in return for letting you watch a movie today
오늘 안 가는 대신에 = instead of not going there today, to make up for not going there today

2.
다음 번에 제가 부탁이 있으면 = next time if I have a favor (to ask)
다음 번에 저를 만나면 = next time you meet me, when you see me next time, if you see me next time
다음 번에 다시 오면 = when you come back next time

3.
부탁이 있어요. = I have a favor (to ask).
부탁 하나 들어 주세요. = Please do me a favor.
부탁이 있는데, 들어 줘야 돼요. = I have a favor (to ask of you), and I need you to do me that favor.

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Expansion & variation practice with key sentence #3
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0. Original sentence:
지금은 다른 사람이 없으니까 저라도 갈 수 밖에 없어요.
= There is no one else now so there’s no other way but for me to go there (even though I’m not the best person for it).

1.
다른 사람이 없어요. = There is no other person.
지금은 다른 사람이 없어요. = There is no other person now.
지금은 다른 사람이 없으니까 = since there is no one else now
지금은 아무도 없으니까 = since there is no one now

2.
갈 수 밖에 없어요. = I can’t not go., There is no other way but to go.
저라도 갈 수 밖에 없어요. = Even though I might not be the best person for it, I have to go there.
저 라도, 혼자라도 갈 수 밖에 없어요. = Even though I might not be the best person for it, and even though going alone might not be the best choice, I have no other choice but to go there.

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