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TTMIK Level 8 Lesson 23

Released Thursday, 2nd August 2012
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Welcome to another lesson in the Advanced Situation Expressions series. Throughout this series, we will take a look at common situations and some of the advanced expressions you can use in each of them. In this lesson, we will introduce various expressions you can use when you want to make suggestions and proposals.

Sentence Structures

1. How about doing …?
= Verb stem + -(으)(시)는 건 어떨까요?
= Verb stem + -(으)(시)는 건 어때요?

Ex) How about doing it this way?
= 이렇게 하시는 건 어때요?
= 이렇게 해 보시는 건 어때요?
= 이렇게 해 보시는 건 어떨까요?

2. Why don’t we do ...?
= -(으)(시)ㄹ래요?
= -(으)(시)겠어요?

Ex) Why don’t we go to the meeting together?
= 회의에 같이 가실래요?
= 회의에 같이 가시겠어요?

3. I think it will be better to …
= -(시)는 게 좋을 것 같아요.

Ex) I think it will be for you to research more about this.
= 좀 더 알아보시는 게 좋을 것 같아요.

4. I’m thinking of ...ing. What do you think?
= -(으)ㄹ까 하는데, 어떻게 생각하세요?
= -(으)ㄹ까 하는데, 어떠세요?

Ex) 사무실을 옮길까 하는데, 어떻게 생각하세요?
= I’m thinking of moving the office (to another location). What do you think?

Fixed Expressions

1. 차라리
= it would rather be …
= it will be more … if you ...

차라리 안 하는 게 좋을 것 같아요.
= I think it would rather be better not to do it.

차라리 다른 제품을 쓰는 게 좋을 것 같아요.
= It will be better to use a different product (rather than sticking with the current one).

2. 아니면
= or
= or perhaps
= or if you don’t like that option

아니면 그냥 이렇게 할까요?
= Or shall we just do it this way?

아니면 더 큰 장소를 찾아볼까요?
= Or perhaps we should look for a bigger place?

3. 그러면
= if so
= if that’s the case
= then

그러면 행사를 연기할까요?
= Then shall we postpone the event?

그러면 제가 해 보면 어떨까요?
= Then how about me giving it a try?

4. 한번 이렇게 해 보는 것도 나쁘지는 않을 것 같은데요.
= It wouldn’t hurt to try doing it this way (just for this once).

5. 일단 한번 이렇게 해 보는 거 어떨까요?
= For now, how about we try doing it this way?

6. 이런 방법도 있지 않을까요?
= Perhaps we can do it like this?

7. 저한테 좋은 생각이 있습니다.
= I have a good idea.

8. 좋은 생각이 떠올랐어요.
= A good idea just occurred to me.

9. 제안 드리고 싶은 게 있습니다.
= I have a suggestion that I’d like to make to you.

10. 이렇게 해 볼 수도 있을 것 같아요.
= I think we could do it like this.

11. 혹시 이렇게도 해 보셨어요?
= Have you, by any chance, tried doing it like this, too?

12. 이런 식으로 해 보는 것도 괜찮을 것 같아요.
= I think it will be cool to try doing it like this too.

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