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TTMIK Level 5 Lesson 20

TTMIK Level 5 Lesson 20 - Sentence Building Drill 4

In this series, we focus on how you can use the grammatical rules and expressions that you have learned so far to train yourself to make more Korean sentences more comfortably and more flexibly.

We will start off with THREE key sentences, and practice changing parts of these sentences so that you don’t end up just memorizing the same three sentences. We want you to be able to be as flexible as possible with the Korean sentences you can make.

Key sentence #1
지금 효진 씨가 바빠서 못 간다고 하는데, 저라도 갈까요?
[ji-geum hyo-jin ssi-ga ba-ppa-seo mot gan-da-go ha-neun-de, jeo-ra-do gal-kka-yo?]
= Hyojin says she can’t go because she’s busy now, so if you don’t mind me going instead, shall I go?

Key sentence #2
어제 친구랑 영화 보려고 했는데, 영화관에 사람이 너무 많아서 영화를 못 봤어요.
[eo-je chin-gu-rang yeog-hwa bo-ryeo-go haet-neun-de, yeong-hwa-gwan-e sa-ra-mi neo-mu ma-na-seo yeong-hwa-reul mot bwa-sseo-yo.]
= I was going to watch a movie with a friend yesterday, but there were too many people so we couldn’t watch the movie.

Key sentence #3
그거 비밀이니까 아직 아무한테도 말하지 마세요.
[geu-geo bi-mi-ri-ni-kka a-jik a-mu-han-te-do ma-ra-ji ma-se-yo.]
= It’s a secret so don’t tell anyone yet.

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Expansion & variation practice with key sentence #1
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0. Original sentence:
지금 효진 씨가 바빠서 못 간다고 하는데, 저라도 갈까요?
= Hyojin says she can’t go because she’s busy now, so if you don’t mind me going instead, shall I go?

1.
못 간다고 하다 = to say that one can’t go (somewhere)
못 먹는다고 하다 = to say that one can’t eat (something)
못 한다고 하다 = to say that one can’t do (something)
못 했다고 하다 = to say that one couldn’t do (something)

2.
저라도 갈까요? = Shall I go instead, if you don’t mind?
지금이라도 갈까요? = It might be a little late, but shall we go now at least?
공원에라도 갈까요? = Shall we go to a park or something (even though it might not be the best place to go to)?

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Expansion & variation practice with key sentence #2
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0. Original sentence:
어제 친구랑 영화 보려고 했는데, 영화관에 사람이 너무 많아서 영화를 못 봤어요.
= I was going to watch a movie with a friend yesterday, but there were too many people so we couldn’t watch the movie.

1.
어제 친구랑 영화 보려고 했어요. = I wanted to (and I was going to) watch a movie with a friend yesterday.
어제 이야기하려고 했어요. = I was going to tell you yesterday.
내일 이야기하려고 했어요. = I was going to tell you tomorrow.
혼자 해 보려고 했어요. = I wanted to try doing it by myself.

2.
사람이 너무 많아서 영화를 못 봤어요. = There were too many people so I couldn’t watch the movie.
너무 바빠서 아직 휴가를 못 갔어요. = I’ve been too busy so I couldn’t go on a vacation yet.
너무 긴장해서 잊어 버렸어요. = I was so nervous that I forgot.
오늘은 회의가 너무 많아서 일을 못 했어요. = Today I had too many meetings so I couldn’t work.

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Expansion & variation practice with key sentence #3
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0. Original sentence:
그거 비밀이니까 아직 아무한테도 말하지 마세요.
= It’s a secret so don’t tell anyone yet.

1.
비밀이니까 말하지 마세요. = It’s a secret so don’t tell anyone.
중요하니까 잊어 버리지 마세요. = It’s important so don’t forget.
무거우니까 혼자 들지 마세요. = It’s heavy so don’t lift it alone.
뜨거우니까 손 대지 마세요. = It’s hot so don’t touch it.

2.
아직 아무한테도 말하지 마세요. = Don’t tell anyone yet.
아직 아무데도 가지 마세요. = Don’t go anywhere yet.
아직 아무것도 사지 마세요. = Don’t buy anything yet.
아직 아무도 만나지 마세요. = Don’t meet anybody yet.

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