Decoded Slug: ~잖다 [janda] (You know, isn't it)

Korean Grammar Point
~잖다 [janda] (You know, isn't it)

~잖다 [janda] (You know, isn't it)

Short explanation:

Used to state information the speaker assumes the listener already knows.


Verb stem + 잖다


너 오늘 학교 가야 하잖아, 왜 아직도 놀고 있어?
Neo oneul hakgyo gaya hajanha, wae ajikdo nolgo isseo?
You have to go to school today, you know, why are you still playing?
우리 내일 시험이 있잖아. 그래서 오늘 공부하려고.
Uri naeil siheomi issjanha. Geuraeseo oneul gongbuharyeogo.
We have a test tomorrow, you know. So, I plan to study today.
너 그 사람을 알잖아, 그런데 요즘 어떻게 지내?
Neo geu saram-eul al janha, geureonde yojeum eotteoke jinae?
You know that person, don't you? So, how's he doing these days?
지금 시간이 늦었잖아, 우린 이제 공부해야 해.
Jigeum sigani neu-eossjanha, urin ije gongbuhayeya hae.
It's late now, you know, we should study now.

Long explanation:

'~잖다 [janda]' is a sentence-ending phrase used to indicate the speaker's assumption that the listener is already aware of the information being shared. It's akin to saying 'you know' or 'isn’t it' in English. This grammar point is used to either confirm information or to imply that the listener should be aware of something.

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