Decoded Slug: ~았/었으면 좋겠다 [at/eosseumyeon jokgetda] (Wish something had happened)

Korean Grammar Point
~았/었으면 좋겠다 [at/eosseumyeon jokgetda] (Wish something had happened)

~았/었으면 좋겠다 [at/eosseumyeon jokgetda] (Wish something had happened)

Short explanation:

This is used to express a wish or hope that something had occurred in the past.


Verb (past tense) + 았/었으면 좋겠다


회사에 보고하러 갔었으면 좋겠다, 그러면 지금 이러지 않았을 텐데.
Hoesae bogoharerogasseosseumyeon jokgetda, geureomyeon jigeum ireoji anhasseultende.
I wish I had gone to report to the company, then I wouldn't be like this now.
당신을 더 일찍 알았었으면 좋겠다, 그렇게 되면 많은 문제를 피할 수 있었을 텐데.
Dangsineul deo iljjik arasseosseumyeon jokgetda, geureohge doemyeon manheun munjeleul pihal su isseosseultende.
I wish I had known you sooner, that way I could have avoided a lot of problems.
난 그날 그를 따랐었으면 좋겠다, 그러면 어떤 경험을 할 수 있었을까?
Nan geunal geuleul ttaratseosseumyeon jokgetda, geureomyeon eoddeon gyeongheomeul hal su isseosseulkka?
I wish I had followed him that day, what kind of experience would I have had?
더 많은 연습을 했었으면 좋겠다, 그래야 내 성과가 더욱 개선될 수 있었을텐데.
Deo manheun yeonseubeul haesseosseumyeon jokgetda, geuraeya nae seonggwaga deouk gaeseondwaesseultende.
I wish I had practiced more, then my performance could have improved even further.

Long explanation:

'~았/었으면 좋겠다 [at/eosseumyeon jokgetda]' is a grammar construction in Korean that is used to convey a speaker's wish or hope for an event or condition that could have taken place in the past, but did not. It's formed by combining a verb in the past tense with '으면 좋겠다', which means 'I wish'. Therefore, this phrase translates to 'I wish it had' in English. The speaker expresses regret and a hope for a better past, implying that the current situation is unsatisfactory because the desired event didn't happen.

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