Level 3 Lesson 18 / nothing but, only / 밖에 + 부정형


안녕하세요! Welcome to Level 3 Lesson 18! In this lesson, we look at how to say “nothing but” or “only” in Korean. We learned the expression -만 [-man] which means “only” too in a previous lesson, but in this lesson we look at an expression more commonly used to mean “nothing but” in Korean.

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Level 3 Lesson 18 / nothing but, only / 밖에 + 부정형
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  • britt

    Can you use 밖에, or 만 for that matter, in conjunction with 위해서? For example:
    공부를 위해서밖에 시간이 없을 것 같아요.
    공부를 위해서만 시간이 있을 것 같아요.

  • jee

    on the last sample sentence, why isn’t there an adjective particle? like 왜 공부’하는’ 밖에 안 해요? is it because 공부 is used as a noun, not an adjective?

  • 감사합니다

  • Malori Green

    우리 엄마는 개밖에 안 좋아해요.
    저는 학교밖에 안 가요.
    DramaFever에서 저는 런닝맨밖에 안 봐요.

  • 야신

    제 친구는 축구밖에 안 놀아요. (My friend plays only soccer/football).
    탁자 위에 빵밖에 없어요. (There is only bread on the table).

  • اسماء

    저는 한국어 저녁에 공부 밖에 안 해요.. Is it correct? Can I say 저는 한국어 저녁만 공부해요.?
    I want to ask why didn’t we use the way we leaned in level 2 which is making verbs into nouns like 보기만 해요?

  • 이 식당이 샌드위치 밖에 없어요. = This restaurant only has sandwiches.
    우리 학교는 휴게실 한 개 밖에 없어요. = Our school only has one student lounge.
    어머니께 콜라 밖에 안 드셔요. = My mother only drinks cola.
    *왜 요즘 눈 밖에 안 와요? = Why does it only snow lately?
    *not sure if that one is right

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    우리 기숙사는 일 세탁 방 한 개 일밖에 없어요. Our dorm only has one working laundry room.
    저는 춤 밖에 안 해요. i only dance
    please correct me if i’m wrong

  • 楊玉嬿

    In Chinese, we sometimes say “我有的是時間”. In Korean, is it correct to say “시간 밖에 없어요.”?