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Learning grammar is one of the most difficult things for Korean language learners. On this blog we will try to help you learn Korean grammar in the quickest and easiest way possible. This blog will be helpful for those who are studying Korean language and want to improve their grammar skills.

Today we’ll see how to form sentences with grammar pattern “ Adjective + ㄴ/ 은데 and Verb + 는데 " with some example sentences. 

Adjective + ㄴ/ 은데 and Verb + 는데

" Adj + (으)ㄴ데/V + 는데 " is a short conjunction for 그런데 which has the meaning of "But, so/therefore or and ". It is used to express background information about anything.

그런데 connects two complete sentences while " Adj + (으)ㄴ데/V + 는데 " connects two clauses.

How to conjugate "Adj + (으)ㄴ데/V + 는데 " grammar pattern?






Adjective + ㄴ데

If there is no consonant or if the adjective has ㄹ as a consonant.

아프다 - 아픈데


Adjective + 은데

If there is a consonant at the end of the adjective stem.

깊다 - 깊은데


Verb + 는데

It doesn't matter if the preceding verb stem had a consonant or vowel.

가다 - 가는데

먹다 - 먹는데


Let's look at the example.

심심한데 영화 보러 갈까 ?

  • 심심하다 - to get bored 
  • ㄴ데 - so
  • 영화 보러 갈까 ? - Should we go for a movie ? 

The speaker is given the background information or reason behind something happening. In this case, because the speaker is bored he wants to go for a movie.

  • 약속했는데 잘 지켜 줘.

You made the promise so please keep it. 

  • 날씨 좋은데 산책으로 가는 거 어때 ? 

Weather is nice so how about going for a walk ? 

  • 여기 서울에서 부산까지 가는데 얼마나 걸려요 ?

I'm going from Seoul to Busan so how long does it take ? 

  • 나도 시장 가고 싶은데 너무 더워서 집 밖에 못 나가.

I want to go to the market, but it's so hot that I can not go out of the house.

  • 선물 샀는데 언제 생길 파티 있다고 했어? 

I bought the gift but when is the birthday party you said ?

Learning Korean can be tricky, especially when the goal of your learning is conversation. If you’ve ever attempted to speak Korean but were unable to, then hopefully you’ll find this post helpful.

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