Korean grammar patterns for – Background Info and explanation 

 December 1, 2021

By  Smriti

Today we’ll see grammar patterns which are used to form sentences to provide background information and explanation about certain situation.

(으)니까 Grammar

(으)니까 has many different usages. It can be used to express a reason for an action or state. It has the same meaning as 'since’ or 'because'.

The subordinate clause (first clause) expresses the reason, and the main clause (second clause) expresses the result.

1) 바쁘다 - 바쁘니까

2) 학생이다 - 학생이 니까

(으)ㄴ/는데 Grammar

" 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.

1) You made the promise so please keep it.

약속했는데 잘 지켜 줘.

2) Weather is nice so how about going for a walk ?

날씨 좋은데 산책으로 가는 거 어때 ? 


다시피 Grammar

A connective ending used to mean 'As you can…….'or 'As you'.

It is used mainly with sensory and perception verbs such as 알다 (to know),보다 (to see), and 듣다 (to hear).

1) As you can see./ As you see.


2) As you may know./As you know.


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