Decoded Slug: ~다니 [dani] (Expressing disbelief)

Korean Grammar Point
~다니 [dani] (Expressing disbelief)

~다니 [dani] (Expressing disbelief)

Short explanation:

Used to express surprise, doubt or disbelief regarding a particular situation or information.


Verb-기다니 / Adjective-다니 / Noun이다니


우리 아버지가 내일 급하게 해외로 떠난다니 전혀 믿을 수 없어요.
Uri abeojiga naeil geuphage haeoero ddeonandani jeonhyeo mideul su eopseoyo.
I can't believe that my father is leaving for overseas in a hurry tomorrow.
너가 진짜로 이렇게 어려운 문제를 해결했다니 정말 놀랍습니다.
Neoga jinjjaro ireohge eoryeoun munjereul haegyeolhaetdani jeongmal nollapseubnida.
I'm really amazed that you actually solved such a difficult problem.
원래 계획이 달라질 건데, 그가 이 팀의 리더가 될 거라다니 믿기지 않아.
Wonrae gyehoegi dallajil geonde, geuga i timui rideoga doel georadani midgiji ana.
The original plan is to change, but I can't believe that he's going to be the leader of this team.
많은 사람들이 기대하고 있었는데, 공연이 취소되다니 아쉽다.
Manheun saramdeuli gidaehago isseonneunde, gongyeoni chwisodoedani aswipda.
A lot of people were looking forward to it, but it's a shame the performance was canceled.

Long explanation:

'~다니 [dani]' is used in Korean to express the speaker's disbelief, shock, surprise, or doubt towards a particular event or piece of information that they have just heard about. This grammar point is placed at the end of a sentence or a clause and often suggests that the speaker finds the aforementioned scenario hard to believe, or quite surprising.

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