Today we'll be looking at the usage of "밖에" Korean grammar point with some examples.
A post-positional particle that means "nothing but" "except for that", "besides" or "other than that."
This grammar pattern comes from the word "밖" meaning "outside".
For example :
- I can't do anything other than that. - 그것밖에 못하다.
- I don't know anyone except you. - 너밖에 모른다.
In some sentences it can also mean "only".
- I don't know anything besides English / I know only English. - 영어 밖에 모른다.
- It's only a little late / It's nothing but a little late. - 조금밖에 늦지 않다.
This grammar pattern is quite easy let's look at some example sentences below :
- There's only one.
- Seung-gyu didn't have time, so he could only do a little homework.
승규는 시간이 없어서 숙제를 조금밖에 못했다.
- I could not have acted otherwise.
나는 그렇게 할 수밖에 없었다
- That was all I could do.
나는 그렇게 할 수밖에 없었다
- No one else is fit for the job but him.
그 사람밖에 적임자가 없다
- You are the only one who says so.
너밖에 그렇게 말하는 사람이 없다
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