A/V + 지 않으면 안 되다
Adjective/Verb + 지 않으면 안 되다 : "If one does not...then it won't happen/it's not possible." This connective expresses having no other option but to do something in order to achieve/obtain one's needs or desires.
Best translated as ...have no choice but to...
|Rule 1:||If there is no 받침 or if the adjective/verb stem has ㄹ as a 받침|
|Rule 2:||If there is a 받침 at the end of the adjective/verb stem|
| A:어떻게 살을 빼지?"
"B:운동하지 않으면 안 되(지).
| A:How do I lose weight?"
"B:You have no choice but to work out.
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