Decoded Slug: ~텐데 [tende] (Would, might)

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~텐데 [tende] (Would, might)

~텐데 [tende] (Would, might)

Short explanation:

Used to express a hypothetical situation; 'would', 'might'.


Verb/adjective stem + 텐데


오늘 당신이 오지 않았다면, 저는 화가 나텐데 다행히 당신이 왔어요.
Oneul dangsini oji anhatdamyeon, jeoneun hwaga natende dahenghi dangsini wasseoyo.
If you hadn't come today, I would have been angry, but luckily you came.
모르는 사람들하고 말을 하지 않으려고 했으면, 언어를 배우는 것이 어려텐데 다행히 내가 그런 사람이 아니에요.
Moreuneun saramdeulhago mareul haji aneuryeogo haesseumyeon, eoneoreul baeuneun geosi eoryeotentende dahenghi naega geureon sarami anieyo.
If I was the type who didn't want to talk to strangers, learning a language would be difficult, but luckily I'm not that kind of person.
당신이 나에게 거짓말을 하지 않았다면, 나는 실망했을 텐데 다행히 당신은 솔직했어요.
Dangsini naege geojitmaleul haji anhatdamyeon, naneun silmanghaesseul tende dahenghi dangsineun soljikhaesseoyo.
If you hadn't lied to me, I would have been disappointed, but luckily you were honest.
제가 당신을 만나지 못했다면, 제가 한국어를 배우는 것이 어렵게 했을 텐데 당신 덕분에 한국어를 잘 배울 수 있었어요.
Jega dangsineul mannaji motaetdamyeon, jega hangugeoreul baeuneun geosi eoryeopge haesseul tende dangsin deogbune hangugeoreul jal baeul su isseosseoyo.
If I hadn't met you, learning Korean would have been difficult, but thanks to you, I was able to learn Korean well.

Long explanation:

'~텐데 [tende]' is a conjunction used in Korean to express a hypothetical situation, expectation, assumption, or prediction. This is similar to 'would' or 'might' in English. It indicates an action or state that is possible in the future or could have been possible in the past within certain conditions or circumstances.

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