Decoded Slug: ~고 보니 [go boni] (After doing, I noticed)

Korean Grammar Point
~고 보니 [go boni] (After doing, I noticed)

~고 보니 [go boni] (After doing, I noticed)

Short explanation:

This grammar form expresses the idea of 'after going through this, I realize/notice'.


Verb + 고 보니


그림을 다 그리고 보니 그게 진짜 재미있었어요.
Geurimeul da geurigo boni geuge jinjja jaemiisseosseoyo.
After I finished drawing the picture, I realized it was really fun.
고향에 돌아가고 보니 세월의 흔적을 많이 느꼈어요.
Gohyange doragago boni seweolui heunjeogeul manhi neukkyeosseoyo.
After I went back to my hometown, I noticed a lot of traces of time.
친구와 이별한 다음에는 그의 중요성을 알게 되었습니다.
Chinguwa ibyeolhan daeumeun geui jungyoseongeul alge doeeossseubnida.
After parting with my friend, I realized his importance.
책을 다 읽고 보니 많은 것을 배울 수 있었어요.
Chaegueul da ilggo boni maneun geoseul baeul su isseosseoyo.
After I finished reading the book, I realized I could learn a lot from it.

Long explanation:

The grammar form '~고 보니 [go boni]' is used to mention an unexpected realization which occurs after the completion of an action. It provides the speaker with a way to express a discovery or realization made after experiencing or performing something. This structure is often used when the speaker gains a new perspective or understanding about something.

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