Level 5 Lesson 1 / almost did / -(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다, 할 뻔 했다


Welcome to Level 5!!! In the first lesson of Level 5, we are going to look at how to say that you “almost did” something or “nearly did” something. This is used both in situations where you “wanted” to do something (but only almost did it) and in situations where you “didn’t want” to do something and fortunately didn’t do it but almost did it. Listen in to find out how to use this “-(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다” ending in natural context and be sure to practice with us by leaving us comments! Thank you!!

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Level 5 Lesson 1 / almost did / -(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다, 할 뻔 했다
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  • lisa

    “어제 밤에 그 남자를 만날뻐했는데 제가 너무 창피했서 못 만났어요
    I almost met that guy last night, but iI didn’t because I was too embarassed to do so.”

    Is it correct ?
    Thank you as always =)

  • 조나스

    지난주에는 친구랑 같이 무수운영화가 봐봤고 동안 보는거 줄뻔했는데..

  • i’m back yay i finished all ttmik videos on YouTube up to the ones in 24 march to keep up with the lvls. after i finish this lvl too i’ll go check the videos. i’ll keep doing this from now on since it really helped i learnt so much from the videos from the very first till the one set in 24 march it filled up 5 pages with writing 11 front and back pages so proud yay

  • 감사합니다

  • 陳姸如

    Hello, can I say I almost can’t do something in this sentence? Thanks in advance!

  • 야신

    저는 탁자 위에서 비싼 화분을 고장낼 뻔 했어요. (I almost broke the expensive flowerpot on the table).

    전 새로운 신발을 주문할 뻔 했는데, 마지막 것은 벌써 팔아요. (I almost ordered new shoes, but the last one is already sold).

  • Rizariz

    가방 잊어버릴 뻔 했어요

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    – 누나가 만들어 준 요리는 아주 맛있어서 다 먹어 버릴 뻔 했어요.
    – A씨랑 사랑에 빠질 뻔 했어요.
    – 진짜 화를 내서 걔를 죽일 뻔 했어요.
    – 오늘은 길이 너무 막혀서 출근 시간에 늦을 뻔 했어요.

  • 인녕

    거미를 먹을 뻔 했어요.