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A/V + (스)ㅂ니다만 : This is the formal form of but or however.
Used often in the news, or while teaching a concept perhaps in a University. Very polite way of speaking.
|Rule 1:||A/V + ㅂ니다만||If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침|
|Rule 2:||A/V + 습니다만||If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem|
|실례합니다만 한번 더 말씀해주시겠습니까?||Excuse me, but can you repeat that one more time?|
|돈은 얼마든지 있습니다만...||I have enough money but...|
- Special pronunciation rule?