TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 28 – -(으)ㄹ 바에

In Korean, in order to say something like “if I have to eat cold french fries, I’d rather not eat” or “if I am buying a suit, I might as well buy a matching tie”, using the structure -(으)ㄹ 바에 is the easiest way to make your point clear. -(으)ㄹ 바에 is used to indicate that a second option is much better than the first (not eating is better than eating cold french fries), but it can also mean “as long as you are doing + V”. Listen to this lesson and read the PDF to find out more about how to use -(으)ㄹ 바에.

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TTMIK Level 9 Lesson 28 – -(으)ㄹ 바에
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  • jannyeong

    시험에 실패핼 바에는 그냥 열심히 공부하세요.

    • Seokjin Jin

      열심히 공부하면 시험에 실패할 일은 없겠죠? 🙂

      실패핼 바에는 > 실패할 바에는

  • Heath McVeigh

    졸업한 다음에 귀국할 바에는 그냥 여기서 살면서 일자리를 구해볼게요

  • Rafael Rodrigues

    최경씨하고 안 만날 바에는 저는 차라리 한극에 갈 거예요…

  • Eman

    어차피 학교에 다닐 바에는 열심이 공부해요.
    Could you please tell me which one is correct?
    피곤을 바에는 그냥 혼자서 다 할 게어요.
    피곤할 바에는 그냥 혼자서 다 할 게어요.

    = if doing this will make you tired, I’ll do everything by myself.

    Thanks a lot (:

  • Kam

    내가 빠르게 넘어질 바에 난 그냥 하지 않는 게 낫어요 (If I will fall I rather not to do it -at all- )
    너한테 이거랑 이거 살 바에야 비싼 거 안 살께 . 차라리 그냥 중고로 사는 거 좋아 (If I have to buy this and this for you I won’t buy a expensive one I rather just buy a second-handed)
    이왕 그녀에게 말할 거랄 바에는 모든 진실을 말해 줘요 (If you’re going to tell her anyways, tell her the whole truth)