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TTMIK Level 8 Lesson 25 - PDF

Released Thursday, 16th August 2012
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Welcome to another lesson in the Advanced Situational 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 defend, deny, or negate something.

1. 그렇지 않아요.
[geu-reo-chi a-na-yo.]
= That’s not true.
= That’s not how it is.
= It’s not like that.

2. 그게 아니고요.
[geu-ge a-ni-go-yo.]
= That’s not true.
= That’s not how it is.
= No, I’m not talking about that.
= That’s not the issue here.

3. 그건 아닌 것 같아요.
[geu-geon a-nin geot ga-ta-yo.]
= I don’t think that’s how it is.
= I don’t think it’s true.
= I don’t think that’s the case.

4. 아니요, 제 말은 그게 아니고요.
[a-ni-yo, je ma-reun geu-ge a-ni-go-yo.]
= No, that’s not what I’m saying.
= No, that’s not what I mean.

5. 절대 그럴 리가 없어요.
[jeol-dae geu-reol li-ga eop-seo-yo.]
= That’s impossible.
= That can’t be true.

6. 말도 안 돼요.
[mal-do an-dwae-yo.]
= It doesn’t even make sense.
= That’s not even possible.

7. 그런 뜻으로 한 말이 아니에요.
[geu-reon tteu-seu-ro han ma-ri a-ni-e-yo.]
= I didn’t mean that by what I said.
= What I said doesn’t mean that.

8. 뭔가 잘못 아셨을 거예요.
[mwon-ga jal-mot a-syeo-sseul geo-ye-yo.]
= You must be mistaken about something.

9. 분명 뭔가 오해가 있는 것 같아요.
[bun-myeong mwon-ga o-hae-ga it-neun geot ga-ta-yo.]
= I’m sure there is a misunderstanding.
= There must be a misunderstanding.

10. 꼭 그런 건 아니고요.
[kkok geu-reon geon a-ni-go-yo.]
= It’s not exactly like that.

11. 그렇다고 보기는 힘들죠.
[geu-reo-ta-go bo-gi-neun him-deul-jyo.]
= It is hard to say that’s the case.
= You can’t really say it is.

12. 아직 확실히 정해진 건 아니에요.
[a-jik hwak-si-ri jeong-hae-jin geon a-ni-e-yo.]
= It’s not decided for sure yet.
= It’s not final yet.

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