Level 5 Lesson 28 / to have no other choice but to … / -(으)ㄹ 수 밖에 없다

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안녕하세요. ^^ In this lesson, we are looking at the structure -(으)ㄹ 수 밖에 없다 [-(eu)l su ba-kke eop-da]. This is a combination of the two grammar points that were already introduced in our previous lessons. In Level 2 Lesson 17, we introduced how to use -(으)ㄹ 수 없다 to say that you can’t do something, and in Level 3 Lesson 18, we looked at how 밖에 is used in negative sentences to express the meaning of “only”. Have fun!

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Level 5 Lesson 28 / to have no other choice but to … / -(으)ㄹ 수 밖에 없다
  • 야신

    어제 공손한 신사를 만났아서 존경할 수 밖에 없었어요. (I met a polite gentleman yesterday, so i had no other choice but to respect him).

    제 개는 계속 다 개밥을 먹고 있으니까 숨길 수 밖에 없어요. (My dog keeps eating all the dog food, so I have no other choice but to hide it).

    이거 제일 새로운 컴퓨터를 예요. 비쌀 수 밖에 없을 거예요. (This is the newest computer. It’s obviously going to be expensive).

    • 현미

      만났아서 -> 만나서
      이거 제일 새로운 컴퓨터를 예요. -> 이게 제일 새 컴퓨터예요.

  • you didn’t explain the 지만 lesson yet 🙁

  • 감사해요

  • 현미

    1. 오늘 아침 버스가 안 와서 학교에 늦게 올 수 밖에 없었어요. = The bus didn’t come this morning, so I had no option but be late to school.
    2. 그 남자 정말 멋있어. 좋아할 수 밖에! = He’s so cool. You can’t not like him!
    3. 오늘 아침에 일찍 일해야 하고 하루 종일 수업이 있었어요.. 피곤할 수 밖에 없어요. = I had to work early this morning and had class all day.. Of course I’m tired.

  • 안톤

    이책이 제일 좋아요. 전 살수 밖에 없어요. That’s my favorite book. There’s no way that I’m not buying it.
    정은지의 새엘범을 드디어 나왔어요. 노래들이 들을수 밖에 없었어요. 정은지 new album finally released, Of course I had to listen to her songs.
    이 식당 진짜 유명해서 여기 먹을 수 밖에 없어요. This restaurant is so famous that there’s no way that I’m not eating here.