Level 3 Korean Grammar

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Too much, Very / 너무

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Linking Verbs with -고

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In front of, Behind, On top of, Under, Next to / 앞에, 옆에, 위에, 밑에, 뒤에

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Shall we? / I wonder / -(으)ㄹ까요?

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Approximately, About / 쯤, 약, 정도

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Future Tenses / -(으)ㄹ 거예요 vs -(으)ㄹ게요

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Linking Verbs With -아/어/여서

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To look like, To seem like / 같아요

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To seem like, To look like (with verbs) / -ㄴ 것 같아요

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Before -ing / -기 전에

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ㅂ irregular / ㅂ 불규칙

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But still, Nevertheless / 그래도

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Making Adjectives / Descriptive Verbs + -ㄴ 명사

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Making Adjectives / Action Verbs + -는/(으)ㄴ/(으)ㄹ + 명사

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Well then, In that case, If so / 그러면, 그럼

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Let’s / -아/어/여요 (청유형)

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In order to, For the sake of / 위하다, 위해, 위해서

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Nothing but, Only / 밖에 + 부정형

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After -ing / 다음에

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Even if, Even though / -아/어/여도

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Linking Verbs with -는데 / noun + -인데, adjective + -ㄴ데

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Maybe I might… / -(으)ㄹ 수도 있어요

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Word Builder 1 / 학(學)

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르 irregular / 르 불규칙

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Verb Ending / -네요

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ㄷ irregular / ㄷ 불규칙

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Politeness Levels / 반말 and 존댓말

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“Let’s” in casual language / 반말

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ㅅ irregular / ㅅ 불규칙

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Word Builder 2 / 실(室)

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Test Your Korean

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.

In Level 3 Lesson 12, we introduced the conjunction  그래도 [geu-rae-do], which means “but still” or “nevertheless.” Today we are introducing a verb ending that means the same thing as 그래도, but can be used to combine two sentences together.


-아/어/여도 [-a/eo/yeo-do] = even if, even though


Construction

- Verb stems ending with the vowel ㅗ or ㅏ are followed by -아도 

- Verb stems ending with other vowels are followed by -어도 

- Verb stems ending with 하 are followed by -여도 


Ex)

보다 [bo-da] = to see

--> 보아도 = 봐도 [bwa-do] = even if you see; even if you look


울다 [ul-da] = to cry

--> 울어도 [u-reo-do] = even if you cry; even though you cry


공부하다 [gong-bu-ha-da] = to study

--> 공부해도(= 공부하여도) [gong-bu-hae-do] = even if you study; even though you study


Combining two sentences together

요즘에 바빠요. + 그래도 운동은 하고 있어요.

[yo-jeu-me ba-ppa-yo] + [geu-rae-do un-dong-eun ha-go i-sseo-yo.]

= I’m busy these days. But still, I’m doing some exercise.


-->  요즘에 바빠도, 운동은 하고 있어요.

= Even though I’m busy these days, I’m still doing some exercise.


Sample sentences

1. 집에 가도, 밥이 없어요.

[ji-be ga-do, ba-bi eop-sseo-yo.]

= Even if I go home, there is no food.


2. 택시를 타도, 시간이 오래 걸려요.

[taek-si-reul ta-do, si-ga-ni o-rae geol-lyeo-yo.]

= Even if I take a taxi, it takes a long time.


3. 석진 씨는 제가 전화를 해도 안 받아요.

[seok-jin ssi-neun je-ga jeo-nwa-reul hae-do an ba-da-yo.]

= Even if I call him, 석진 doesn’t answer.


4. 냄새는 이상해도 맛있어요.

[naem-sae-neun i-sang-hae-do ma-si-sseo-yo.]

= Even though the smell is weird, it’s tasty.


5. 바빠도 한국에 갈 거예요.

[ba-ppa-do han-gu-ge gal geo-ye-yo.]

= Even if I’m busy, I will go to Korea.

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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