(으)ㄹ 걸 (그랬다)

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Description

V+(으)ㄹ 걸 (그랬다) : is used to express regret.

Notes

  • 그랬다 in this grammar is optional.
  • This should not be confused for the grammar pattern A/V + (으)ㄹ걸요.

Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: V + ㄹ 걸 (그랬다) If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침
Rule 2: V + 을 걸 (그랬다) If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
공부를 더 열심히 할 걸. I should have studied more.
나도 생일파티에 갈걸 그랬다. If only I went to the party.
아, 배고파. 아침을 먹을 걸. Aw, I'm hungry. I should have eaten breakfast.
그 여자한테 전화번호를 물어볼 걸 그랬다. I wish I asked her phone number.
영희한테 좋아한다고 고백할 걸. I should have confessed to Young-hee that I like him.
어제 일찍 잘 걸 그랬어. If only I slept earlier yesterday.
미안해. 너한테 미리 말을 할 걸. Sorry. I should have told you before.
전화를 받지 말 걸 그랬어. I should have not taken the call.
학교에 안올걸. I wish I did not came to school.
그 영화 재밌어? 나도 같이 볼걸 그랬다 Is the movie good? I wish I watched it with you, too.

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