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Korean Vocabulary

Conjunctions (so, and, but, or, because, well, anyways)

Ok, now let’s learn some Korean conjunctions.

Conjunctions are used to connect sentences together. Here are the most common ones.

Examples

친구랑 만났어요 그리고 저녁을 먹었어요. = I met a friend and also ate dinner.

친구랑 만났어요 그런데 저녁을 먹었어요. = I met a friend but ate dinner.

친구랑 만났어요 그래서 저녁을 먹었어요. = I met a friend so I ate dinner.

그러면 같이 가요. = Well then, let’s go together.

버거 아니면 피자 먹고싶어요? = Do you want to eat burgers or pizza?

왜냐하면 전 바빴어요. – Because I’ve been busy.

어쨌든 고마워요. – Anyways, thanks.

CONJUNCTIONS
WORD TRANSLATION
그리고 AND,ALSO,AS WELL
하지만 BUT
그런데,근데 BUT,HOWEVER
그러지만 YES BUT,MOREOVER
그러면,그럼,글쎄 WELL,IN THAT CASE
그래서, 그러니까 SO,THUS,THEREFORE
그래도 BUT STILL
아니면 OR
또는,혹은 OR
왜냐하면 BECAUSE
어쨌든, 아무튼 ANYWAYS, IN ANY CASE
어차피 FINALLY
만약에 IF
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Grammar Lesson 2 Korean

고,도,만,며 (and,also,too,only)

Let’s learn about three very commonly used particles: 고, 도 and 만.

V + 고

When we are talking about the same subject and want to connect two sentences together, we can just append -고 instead of using 그리고.
It’s very simple to use this construct, just change the ending ‘다’ of the verb in the first sentence to 고 and add the second sentence.

친구랑 만났 영화를 봤어요. = I met a friend and watched a movie.

한국에 가 일본에 갈거예요. = I’m going to Korea and Japan.

V + 며

-며 is very similar to using -고 between verbs except it is more formal and usually used in writing.

커피 마셨 버거를 먹었어요. = I drank some coffee and ate a burger.

N + 도

When we want to add the meaning of ‘also’ or ‘too’ to a noun, we use the particle ‘도’.
We append 도 to the end of a noun, and this also adds the meaning of the noun being the topic/subject of the sentence as well.
So when we use 도, we don’t use 는/은 or 이/가 with it.

집에서 요리해요 = I cook at home too.

저는 집에서 요리해요 = I also cook at home.

N + 만

When we want to add the meaning of ‘only’ to a noun, we use the particle ‘만’.
We append 만 to the end of a noun, and this also adds the meaning of the noun being the topic/subject of the sentence as well.
So when we use 만, we don’t use 는/은 or 이/가 with it.

Examples

맥주 주문했어요 = I only ordered beer.

집에서 요리해요 = I only cook at home.