Decoded Slug: (으)ㄴ/는데 [(eu)n/neunde] (But, however)

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(으)ㄴ/는데 [(eu)n/neunde] (But, however)

(으)ㄴ/는데 [(eu)n/neunde] (But, however)

Short explanation:

Used to express contrast or contradiction; 'but', 'however'.


Verb/Adjective + (으)ㄴ/는데


오늘 날씨가 좋은데, 저는 집에만 있다가 나가고 싶지 않아요.
Oneul nalssiga joheunneunde, jeoneun jibeman itdaga nagago sipji anhayo.
The weather is nice today, but I just want to stay at home and don't want to go out.
그는 매우 친절한데, 가끔은 너무 솔직해서 상처를 줄 때가 있어요.
Geuneun maewu chinjeolhaneunde, gakkeumeun neomu soljikhaeseo sangcheoreul jul ttaega isseoyo.
He's very kind, but sometimes he's so honest that he can hurt.
저는 한국어 공부를 오래한데도 불구하고 아직 많이 부족해요.
Jeoneun hangugeo gongbureul oraehandeodo bulguhago ajik manhi bujokhaeyo.
I have been studying Korean for a long time, but I'm still lacking a lot.
이 옷은 예쁜데, 제 스타일이 아니에요.
I otseun yeppeunneunde, je seutairi anieyo.
This outfit is pretty, but it's not my style.

Long explanation:

'(으)ㄴ/는데 [(eu)n/neunde]' is used to indicate a contrast or contradiction in Korean sentences. It is similar to the English 'but' or 'however'. This grammar point is very commonly used in spoken and written Korean as it can link two clauses together in a smooth way. It can be used in negative and positive statements, and regardless of the level of formality.

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