았/었 + 겠다
Adjective/Verb + 았/었 + 겠다 : This grammar pattern is used to convey supposition, conjecture, a guess, a thought or observation about something in the past. It can sometimes be translated as 'I think', 'I bet', 'I guess', 'It must have been ~'. This pattern can not be used to express the thoughts or supposition (etc) of a second or third person and must express the thought of the person saying or writing it.
- To make a supposition or conjecture in the present tense, see A/V + 겠다.
|무거웠겠다.||It must have been heavy for you.||low form|
|애인이랑 좋은시간 보냈겠어요?||You must have had good time wity your boyfriend, right?||polite informal form|
|걔들이 살아있었으면 22살이 되었겠구나.||They must have been 22, if they were not dead.||low form|
|지금쯤 모두 잠이 들었겠다.||Everyone must have been asleep.||informal form|
|그 꼬마는 이제 20살이 되었겠다.||He must have been twenty.||informal form|
|그 남자는 이미 떠났겠다.||He must have left already.||informal form|
|많이 울었겠다.||You must have cried a lot.||low form|
|배고팠겠다.||You must have been hungry.||low form|
|우리는 늦었어. 수업이 끝났겠어.||We are late. The class probably ended.||low form|
|아기가 벌써 일어났겠어요.||The baby must have woke up already.||polite informal form|