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).