Decoded Slug: ~이지만 [ijiman] (But, however)

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~이지만 [ijiman] (But, however)

~이지만 [ijiman] (But, however)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'but' or 'however' in a sentence, showing contrast or contradiction.

Formation:

Verbs/Adjectives + 이지만

Examples:

날씨가 매우 좋이지만, 제가 외출할 시간이 없어요.
Nalssiga maeu joijiman, jega oechulhal sigani eopseoyo.
The weather is very nice, but I have no time to go out.
저는 피자를 좋아하이지만, 다이어트 때문에 먹을 수 없어요.
Jeoneun pijareul joahaijiman, daieoteu ttaemune meogeul su eopseoyo.
I like pizza, but I can't eat it because of my diet.
이 노래는 유명 이지만, 저는 별로 좋아하지 않아요.
I noraeneun yumyeong ijiman, jeoneun byeollo joahaji anhayo.
This song is famous, but I don't really like it.
친구가 저에게 돈을 줄 것이라고 약속했지만, 아직도 받지 않았어요.
Chinguga jeoege doneul jul geotirago yaksokhaetjiman, ajikdo badji anhasseoyo.
My friend promised to give me some money, but I still haven't received it.

Long explanation:

'~이지만 [ijiman]' is a conjunctive expression used in Korean to show contrast or contradiction between two clauses. It can be translated to 'but' or 'however' in English. Typically, the clause before ~이지만 states something positive or desirable, and the clause after ~이지만 introduces a conflicting point or negates the prior clause, creating a sense of contrast or contradiction.
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