Level 2 Lesson 6 / but, however / 그렇지만, 그런데

In this TalkToMeInKorean lesson, we are introducing two more conjunctive words, 그렇지만 [geu-reo-chi-man] and 그런데 [geu-reon-de]. 그렇지만 and 그런데 both mean “but” but 그런데 has a wider range of meanings. Listen in to find out what these two words mean and how they are used!

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Talk To Me In Korean – Level 2 Lesson 6 by TalkToMeInKorean

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Level 2 Lesson 6 / but, however / 그렇지만, 그런데
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  • Eyal Gur

    Looking for a partner to study with, my kakaotalk ID is MightyEight
    Feel free to add me 🙂

    • Puni

      Hey I just add you on kakaotalk my name is andrei but i don’t know hot to chat you because its my first time using it hahaha

  • ctdancer

    I want to sleep because I am sleepy; however, I have an exam tomorrow.

    • Bestrong

      저는 자고 싶어서 잤어요. 그런데 내일 시험을 있어요.

  • ivan

    I dont really get this lesson and most of the sentences focuses in gueronde. O
    MG im so confuse

  • ivan

    Hey Guys hahahaa. If ever you have Group chat for learning korean in kakaotalk can u pls add me? hahaha my name kakaoaccount is Jaeseoook

  • Adil Game

    이거 마자요??

    어제는 멕주 마시었어요 그렇지만 머리좀 아파요…ㅠㅠ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Renjun

    My example :
    화장실에 가고 싶어요 , 그런데 너무 멀어요.

  • Anthony Weissenfels

    Looking for someone to study with. My kakao talk is WeissKorean. Looking for some one to practice speaking with.

  • mxc9219

    She’s sleepy so she wants to sleep, but she has a test a next day xD
    I don’t know how to write the new words in Korean. I’ll check the other comments tho 🙂

  • Diana Mortagua

    Why 졸려서 and not 졸리어요???

    • Kenneth

      If you say 이 + 어 very fast, you pronounce it 여, therefore, that is how the Koreans conjugate the 이 vowel. Not sure, but this might be an irregular verb.

    • Diana Mortagua

      But what about the 서?

    • KL

      I think 서 is a particle that has the meaning of “so” or “because of” or “thus” and other words like that. That’s why the translation (according to everyone’s comments) is “I’m sleepy so…/I’m sleepy thus…” and so on.

    • Mateus Povoleri

      I hope it’s not too late. I had the same question and I found the answer online. The 이 + 어 = 여 is a simple contraction, learned earlier in level 1. About the 요, it can be omitted to sound more casual. The 서 part seems hard but it really isn’t: it’s a contraction from 그래서 (as, so, therefore)! Literally 졸려서 = As I am tired…

      Hope it helps!

  • Carla Jacqueline Limjap

    I have a question 🙂 what does the suffix -지만 mean?

    • 키간

      It means “but”

  • ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴄᴀʟʟ ᴍᴇ ᴛʀᴀsʜ

    졸려서 자고 싶어요. 그런데 내일 시험이에요 – I’m sleepy thus I want to sleep. But I have an exam tomorrow ? I swear I didn’t look at other comments, haha.

    저는 한국어 더 자주 공부하고 싶어요. 그럭데 시간이 없어요. (?) I want to study Korean more often. But I don’t have time.
    I’m not quite sure whether I can express “more often” with “더 자주”. or nah.

    Also I had some troubles creating this sentence, I hope it’s not too bad:
    배고파요. 그런데 저눈 너무 게으르다 요리할수 없어요. I’m hungry. But I’m too lazy to cook/ (thus) I can’t cook.

    I can sense that those sentences are so bad haha.

  • 조슈아

    A: 자세요.
    B: 그렇지만 안 싶어요!
    A: 그럼 화장실 청소하요.
    B: 그런데 진짜 피곤해요… 잘자!

    A: Go to bed.
    B: But I don’t want to!
    A: Then clean the bathroom.
    B: However, I am very tired… Good night!