Decoded Slug: ~던지 [deonji] (Whether)

Korean Grammar Point
~던지 [deonji] (Whether)

~던지 [deonji] (Whether)

Short explanation:

Expresses uncertainty or indifference; 'whether or not'.


(Noun/Verb) + (으)ㄴ/는 + 던지


너가 그런 의사든지 아닌지 나에게는 상관없어.
Neoga geureon uisadeunji aninji na-e-geneun sang-gwan-eobs-eo.
Whether or not you have such intentions is none of my concern.
그녀가 올건지 안올건지 모르겠다.
Geunyeoga olgeonji an olgeonji moreugessda.
I don't know whether she will come or not.
내일 비가 올지 말지 전혀 몰라.
Naeil biga olji malji jeonhyeo molla.
I have no idea whether or not it will rain tomorrow.
그는 수영을 잘하는지 못하는지 나는 알 수 없다.
Geu-neun suyeong-eul jalhaneunji mothaneunji na-neun al-su eopsda.
I can't tell whether he is good at swimming or not.

Long explanation:

In Korean language, the grammar point '던지 [deonji]' is often used to express indifference or uncertainty. It roughly translates to 'whether or not' in English and is used to denote that the speaker does not have a strong preference towards the choices in context or does not have a clear idea of the situation. This form is often followed by a question word, and the question word loses its question function.

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