Level 3 Lesson 20 / even if, even though / -아/어/여도

In this lesson, we are going to learn how to combine two sentences and say “even if” or “even though” using -아도, -어도, or -여도. These verb endings are similar to the conjunction 그래도 in meaning, by using these endings, you can make compound sentences.

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Level 3 Lesson 20 / even if, even though / -아/어/여도
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  • li

    매일 하루에 4시쯤 한국어를 고부하고 있어도 아직 너무 어렵은 것 같아요. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
    – Even though I am studying Korean for about 4 hours a day, it still seems to be so hard. 🙁

    This was also my practice sentence with the 그래도 lesson. 아, 이 레썬이 너무 유익해요!! 감사합니당!!

    • li

      Wait!!! I made the same mistake, wtf. It should be, “매일 하루에 4시쯤 한국어를 고부하고 있어도 아직 너무 어려운 것 같아요.”

  • 조슈아

    너는 저를 싫어도 저는 아직 너를 사랑해요.
    Even if you hate me, I will still love you.

    이것 비싸도 이것 사 주세요.
    Even if this is expensive, please buy it for me.

  • Marcin Orlowski

    요즘에 자도 저는 피곤해요
    Even though i sleep this days, i’m still tired.

    Is it correct?

  • Alison Yeung

    제 친구가 치킨을 많이 먹어도 날씬해요.
    My friend is slim even though she eats lots of fried chicken.

  • Yuki

    게임은 한 후에 피곤해도 방에 다 청소해야 돼 (Even if you’re tired after playing games you [still] have to clean your room)
    넌 난 싫어해도 지금은 나를 믿어해야 한다, 난 것지말하지 않아 (Even if you hate you have to trust me now)
    재밌네 그거. 그래도, 그 소문 덕 분에 너한테 흥미가 생겼어 (That’s funny. Still, thanks to that rumor I was interested in you) — ”안 돼” game—

    제가 만약 실수를 했는지 알려 주세용^^

  • Matthew Roger

    하기 싫어해도 해라.
    Even if you hate doing it, do it.
    친구 두명밖에 한국인 몰라도 이 문법을 배운 후에 그들과 같이 한국말을 연습해야지요.
    Even if you only know two Koreans, you should practice this grammar with them after learning it.

    • Ivis Benavides

      친구 두명밖에 한국인 몰라도 이 문법을 배운 후에 그들과 같이 한국말을 연습해야지요. –> 한국인 친구 두명밖에 몰라도 이 문법을 배운 후에 그들과 같이 한국말을 연습해야 되지요.
      I believe to give a meaning of ‘should’ its -야 되/하다 or maybe you know something I don’t.

  • ryebun17

    1. 피루해도 할 거에요.
    2. 요즘에 바빠도 맨날 헬스장에 가요.
    3. 그 사람 진짜 미워도 같이 해야 돼요.

    1. Even though it’s boring, I will do it.
    2. Even if I’m busy lately, I’m going to the gym every day.
    3. Even if I really don’t like that person, we have to do it together.

  • Nicolejanae

    Is 저는 미국에 살아도, 한국어를 매일 공부해요
    grammatically correct??
    You guys are great! Love your lessons :).

  • ali

    질문이 있는데요… ‘~아/어도’하고 ‘~(으)ㄴ/는데도’하고 ‘~더라도’의 차이가 무어십니까?

  • li

    별로 안 바빠도, 코멘트 남기하고 있어요. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Sae Ri

    가난해도 한국에 갈거예요

  • Cathal Dunne

    My practice sentences
    오늘은 바빠도 헬스 할 거예요 Even though I’m busy I will exercise.
    배 고파도 점심 안 먹어요 Even though I’m hungry, I’m not eating lunch.
    돈을 없어도 새로운 옷 많이 샀어요 Even though I don’t have money, I bought lots of new clothes
    일해도 나중에 동생이랑 극장에 갈게요 Even though I work, I’ll go to the theatre with my brother later.
    학교에 가도 배우지 않아요. Even though I go to school , I don’t learn