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A/V + 지만 : This pattern is equivalent to ~ but


Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: A/V + 지만 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 예쁘다 → 예쁘지만
Rule 2: A/V + 지만 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 먹다 → 먹지만

Conjugation Examples

  • 아름답다 → 아름답지만
  • 바쁘다 → 바쁘지만
  • 넓다 → 넓지만
  • 짜다 → 짜지만
  • 울다 → 울지만

Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
그 여자는 예쁘지만 못됐어. She is pretty but mean. low form
맥주는 좋지만 소주는 싫어요. I like beer but I don't like Soju. polite informal form
영어는 잘 하지만 한국어는 잘 못 해요. I am good at English but I am not good at Korean. polite informal form
떡볶이는 맵지만 맛있어요. Teokboki is spicy but delicious. polite informal form
졸리지만 잘 수 없어요. I'm sleepy but I can't go to bed. polite informal form
어제는 비가 왔지만 오늘은 날씨가 맑아요. It rained yesterday but it's sunny today. polite informal form
지하철은 편리하지만 너무 복잡해요. The subway is convenient but too crowded. polite informal form
담배는 건강에 안 좋지만 나는 담배를 끊을 수 없어요. Smoking is not good for health but I can't quit smoking. polite informal form
그것을 배웠지만 기억이 나지 않아요. I learned it but I can't remember it. polite informal form
남자친구에게 세 번이나 전화를 했지만 받지 않았어요. I called my boyfriend 3 times but he didn't anwer the phone. polite informal form


  • Special pronunciation rule?

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