Level 7 Korean Grammar

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I see that …, I just realized that … / -(는)구나 / -(는)군요

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To pretend to + V / -(으/느)ㄴ 척하다/체하다

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To be doable/understandable/bearable / -(으)ㄹ 만하다

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Like + N / -같이, -처럼

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As much as / -((으)ㄹ) 만큼

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Word Builder 12 / 원 (院)

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Even if …, there is no use / -아/어/여 봤자

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I saw that ... so / -길래

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Because I was... / -느라고

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Sentence Building Drill 9

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Making Things Happen (Causative)

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I saw that... / -더라(고요)

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Word Builder 13 / 기 (機)

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No matter how… / 아무리 -아/어/여도

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What was it again? / 뭐더라?, 뭐였죠?

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I said … / -다니까(요), -라니까(요)

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They say …/-(느)ㄴ대요/-(이)래요

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They say … / -(느)ㄴ다던데요/-(이)라던데요

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Making reported questions / -냐고

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Sentence Building Drill 10

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Didn’t you hear him say … / -(ㄴ/는)다잖아요/-라잖아요

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Word Builder 14 / 정 (定)

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No matter whether you do it or not / -(으)나 마나

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Passive Voice + -어 있다 / To have been put into a certain state

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To be bound to + V / -게 되어 있다

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On top of …, in addition to … / -(으/느)ㄴ 데다가

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As long as / -(느)ㄴ 한, -기만 하면

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The thing that is called + Verb / -(ㄴ/는)다는 것

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So that …, to the point where … / -도록

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Sentence Building Drill 11

No matter whether you do it or not / -(으)나 마나

안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, we will take a look at how to say “no matter whether” someone does something or not in Korean with the ending -(으)나 마나 [-(eu)na ma-da]. This is very similar to what we studied in Level 7 Lesson 7 (-아/어/여 봤자), but the endings have quite a difference in nuance.

In this lesson, let us take a look at how to say “no matter whether” someone does something or not. The verb ending you can use to say this in Korean is -(으)나 마나 [-(eu)na ma-da]. This is very similar to -아/어/여 봤자 (Level 7 Lesson 7), but the difference is that -아/어/여 봤자 has a stronger nuance of “even if you go ahead and do it, you won’t achieve what you want”, whereas -(으)나마나 is closer to “no matter whether you do it or not, the result is fixed”. 


Construction

Verb stem + -(으)나마나 

Ex) 먹다 → 먹 + -으나마나 = 먹으나 마나 

Ex) 보다 → 보 + -나마나 = 보나 마나


Examples

보나 마나, 이상할 거예요. 

[bo-na-ma-na, i-sang-hal geo-ye-yo.]

= No matter whether you see it or not, (I’m sure) it will be strange. 

= You don’t even have to see it. It will be strange.


Sometimes, -(으)나 마나 is followed just by the -이다 verb in the form -(으)나 마나예요. 


보나 마나예요.

[bo-na ma-na-ye-yo.] 

= You don’t even have to look at it. What you will see is fixed. I know what yoi will see.

= I don’t even have to bother to look at it. I know what I will see. 


Sample Sentences

1. 물어보나 마나 안 된다고 할 거예요.

[mu-reo-bo-na ma-na an doen-da-go hal geo-ye-yo.]

= Whether you ask them or not, they will certainly say no. 


2. 하나 마나 똑같아요.

[ha-na ma-na tto-kka-ta-yo.]

= No matter whether you do it or not, the result is the same. 


3. 이야기를 하나 마나 하나도 달라지는 게 없어요.

[i-ya-gi-reul ha-na ma-da ha-na-do dal-la-ji-neun ge eop-seo-yo.]

= No matter whether you talk to him or not, nothing changes. 


4. 보나 마나 제가 일등이에요. 

[bo-na ma-na je-ga il-deung-i-e-yo.]

= No need to see. I’m the 1st place winner. 


5. 이 책은 읽으나 마나예요.

[i cha-geun il-geu-na ma-na-ye-yo.]

= This book is worthless to read. 

안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, we will take a look at how to say “no matter whether” someone does something or not in Korean with the ending -(으)나 마나 [-(eu)na ma-da]. This is very similar to what we studied in Level 7 Lesson 7 (-아/어/여 봤자), but the endings have quite a difference in nuance.
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