Decoded Slug: ~하나 [hana] (Questioning oneself)

Korean Grammar Point
~하나 [hana] (Questioning oneself)

~하나 [hana] (Questioning oneself)

Short explanation:

This particle is used to question oneself or ponder over something.


Verb + 는/ㄴ/은/인 + 하나


나는 왜 항상 혼자인지 모르겠는 하나.
Naneun wae hangsang honjainji moreugneun hana.
I wonder why I'm always alone.
왜 그가 저렇게 말했는지 이해가 안 가는 하나.
Wae geuga jeoreohge malhaessneunji ihaega an ganeun hana.
I'm puzzled as to why he said that.
자주 연락하던 친구가 갑자기 연락이 안 오는 하나.
Jaju yeonrakhadeon chinguga gapjagi yeonraki an oneun hana.
I wonder why the friend who used to contact me often suddenly doesn't contact me.
공부를 많이 했는데도 시험을 못 본다는 하나.
Gongbureul mani haessneundedo siheomeul mot bondaneun hana.
I wonder why, despite studying a lot, I can't take the test.

Long explanation:

The '~하나 [hana]' ending is used in Korean to express self-questioning or puzzling over something. It is frequently used in informal, conversational language when the speaker is wondering or considering something, asking themselves a question, or trying to understand something perplexing. The English equivalent might be something like 'I wonder' or 'Could it be'.

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