Verb + 았/었으면 좋겠다 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 July 15, 2021

By  Smriti

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Today we’ll see how to form sentences with grammar pattern “ Verb + 았/었으면 좋겠다 “ with some example sentences.

Verb + 았/었으면 좋겠다 has the meaning of ” It’ll be good if XXX happens. ” The speaker can use this grammar pattern to express hope, wish or desire for some things to happen.

Let’s try to understand with few example sentences :

  1. 오늘 날씨가 더워졌었서 비 왔으면  좋겠다 - The weather was hot today, so I hope it rains
  2. 빨리 일요일이 왔으면 좋겠다 - I wish Sunday would come[get here] soon.
  3. 빨리 여행 갔으면 좋겠다. - I wish I could travel soon.

As you can see the speaker tends to express the desire for some things to happen in the previous sentences.

Rule to conjugate Verb + 았/었으면 좋겠다 grammar pattern :

1) If the verb stem after removing 다 ends with 오 or 아 then ~았으면 좋겠다 is added.

Eg : 왔으면 좋겠다

갔으면 좋겠다


2) If the verb stem after removing 다  ends with anything other than 오 or 아 then ~었으면 좋겠다 is added.

Eg :  먹었으면 좋겠다

들었으면 좋겠다

있었으면 좋겠다


Let’s see some examples :

1) 내일 눈이 더 많이 왔으면 좋겠다!

I hope it snows even more tomorrow!

2) 멀리 갔으면 좋겠다!

I hope it goes far!

3) 예전처럼 그냥 편하게 먹었으면 좋겠어요.

I wish I could just eat comfortably like before.

4) 이 노래를 어떤 분이 들었으면 좋겠다 추천할 만한 분들이 있을까요?

I wish someone would listen to this song. Do you have any recommendations?

5) 내가 마법의 지팡이라도 휘둘러 모든 것을 다시 바르게 할 수 있었으면 좋겠다.

I wish I could wave a magic wand and make everything all right again. 

6) 내가 마법의 지팡이라도 휘둘러 모든 것을 다시 바르게 할 수 있었으면 좋겠어요.

I wish I could wield a magic wand and make everything right again.


Related Korean grammar posts :

Verb + (으)면

Noun + 동안 and Verb + ~는 동안

Verb + (으)려고 + Verb

어서/아서 vs (으)니까 and (기) 때문에

Noun +~에서/부터 ~까지

Noun + 보다

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