Decoded Slug: ~든지 [deunji] (Whether or)

Korean Grammar Point
~든지 [deunji] (Whether or)

~든지 [deunji] (Whether or)

Short explanation:

Used to express indecision between two or more options; 'whether or'.


Noun/V-아/어/여 + 든지 + Noun/V-아/어/여 + 든지


당신이 들어오든지 나가든지 저는 상관하지 않아요, 중요한 것은 작업이 계속되야 한다는 것입니다.
Dangsini deureoodeunji nagadeunji jeoneun sang-gwanhaji anhayo, jung-yohan geos-eun jag-eob-i gyesogdoeya haneun geos-ibnida.
Whether you come in or go out, I don't care, what's important is that the work must continue.
비가 오든지 맑은 날이든지 저는 항상 산책하러 나갑니다.
biga odeunji malgeun narideunji jeoneun hangsang san-chaek-hareo nagabnida.
Whether it's raining or it's a clear day, I always go out for a walk.
당신이 이해하든지 못하든지 저는 계속 설명하겠습니다.
Dangsin-i i-haedo odeunji mothadeonji, jeoneun gyesog seolmyeonghagessseubnida.
Whether you understand or not, I will continue to explain.
강아지가 짖든지 안 짖든지, 마치 대화를 나누는 것처럼 인사하는 것이 좋습니다.
gang-ajiga jijdeunji an jijdeunji, machi daehwaleul nanuneun geoscheoreom insahaneun geosi johseubnida.
Whether the dog barks or not, it is good to greet it as if you're having a conversation.

Long explanation:

'~든지 [deunji]' is a conjunction used in Korean to indicate a choice or indecision between two or more options. It can be translated as 'whether or' in English, and is used when the speaker is undecided and considering all options equally, or when the exact choice does not matter, as any of the options will give a similar result.

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