(으)려면 S

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Description

V + (으)려면 S  : This pattern is equivalent to the phrase S if N intends to V

Notes

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: V + 려면 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 가다 → 가려면
Rule 2: V + 으려면 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 먹다 → 먹으려면


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
경복궁에 가려면 어디로 가야 하나요? How can I get to Kyoung Bok Palace? Polite informal form
돈을 벌려면 일을 해야 합니다. If you want to earn money, you have to work. Polite informal form
통장을 만들려면 신분증이 필요해요. If you intend to open an account, you need your ID card. Polite informal form
한국말을 잘 하려면 어떻게 해야 할까요? What should I do to speak good Korean? Polite informal form
철수씨를 만나려면 사무실로 가 보세요. If you want to meet Chul Su, go to his office. Polite informal form
한국말을 배우려면 한글부터 배워야 합니다. If you intend to learn Korean, you have to learn Hangeul first. Polite informal form
제 시간에 도착하려면 지금 출발해야 돼. If we want to arrive in time, we have to leave now. Low form
외국에 가려면 여권이 필요해요. If you intend to go abroad, you need a passport. Polite informal form
살을 빼려면 운동을 열심히 해야 돼. If you intend to lose weight, you have to work out hard. Low form


Pronunciation

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See Also

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