았/었어야 하는데

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Description

A/V + 았/었어야 하는데: Description A/V + 았/었어야 하는데 Also A/V + 았/었어야 했는데

Expresses the speaker's regret about not doing something that should have been done. "I should have...A/V"

Notes

Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침
Rule 2: If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
공부를 더 열심히 했어야 했는데. I should have studied harder.
나도 생일파티에 갔어야 하는데. Me, too. I should have gone to the birthday party.
아, 배고파. 아침을 먹었어야 했는데. Ah, I'm hungry. I should have eaten breakfast.
그 여자한테 전화번호를 물어봤어야 했는데. I should have asked for that girl's phone number.
영희한테 좋아한다고 고백했어야 하는데.
어제 일찍 잤어야 했는데. I should have slept early yesterday.
미안해. 너한테 미리 말을 했어야 하는데. Sorry. I should have told you before (in advance).
전화를 받지 말았어야 했는데.
남자친구한테 말하지 말았어야 하는데.


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