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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 4 Korean

가지고,없이 (with, so, after, without)

Now we look at two grammar constructs that are used a lot in everyday Korean. These two constructs are 가지고 and 없이.

1. 가지고 means ‘with’.

신분중을 가지고 오세요. – Come with your ID.

V + 아/어/여 + 가지고

2. 아/어/여 가지고 can be used colloquiolly to replace 아/어/여서 in sentences, which connect sentences together with a reason/casual connection.

이걸 진짜 좋아 가지고 많이 샀어요. – I really like these so I bought a lot.

3. 아/어/여 가지고 can mean after doing something, much like how 고 나서 is used.

저녁을 먹어 가지고 신문을 읽어요. – After I ate dinner, I read the newspaper.

4. 없이 means ‘without’.

함버거를 케찹 없이 먹는거 좋아해요. – I like to eat hamburgers without ketchup.