Decoded Slug: ~으면/면 [eumyeon/myeon] (If, when)

Korean Grammar Point
~으면/면 [eumyeon/myeon] (If, when)

~으면/면 [eumyeon/myeon] (If, when)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'if' or 'when' in conditions or hypothetical situations.


Verb stem + -으면/면


비가 오면 우산을 가져와야 해요.
Biga omyeon usaneul gajyeowaya haeyo.
If it rains, you should bring an umbrella.
시간이 있으면 책을 좀 더 읽어 보겠어요.
Sigani iss-eumyeon chaeg-eul jom deo ilg-eo bogess-eoyo.
If I have time, I will try to read more books.
영화를 보면 이해가 더 쉬울 거예요.
Yeonghwaleul bomyeon ihaega deo swiul geoyeyo.
If you watch the movie, you will understand it more easily.
날씨가 좋으면 나가서 산책하겠습니다.
Nalssi ga joh-eumyeon nagaseo sanchaekhagessseubnida.
If the weather is good, I will go out for a walk.

Long explanation:

'~으면/면 [eumyeon/myeon]' is used in Korean to express conditions or hypothetical situations. This grammar point is equivalent to 'if' or 'when' in English. It is usually used to denote a future possibility, expectation, or plan under the condition that something occurs. This form of the verb stands at the end of the clause, making it a complex form of a sentence.

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