Decoded Slug: ~(으)ㄹ 뿐이다 [(eu)l ppunida] (Only, just)

Korean Grammar Point
~(으)ㄹ 뿐이다 [(eu)l ppunida] (Only, just)

~(으)ㄹ 뿐이다 [(eu)l ppunida] (Only, just)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'only' or 'just'. Often used to emphasize the sole action or state.


Verb stem + ~(으)ㄹ 뿐이다


그녀는 말할 뿐이지, 실제로 행동하지 않아요.
Geunyeoneun malhal ppuniji, siljero haengdonghaji anhayo.
She only talks, she doesn't actually act.
나는 그녀에게 웃을 뿐이다, 실제로 어떠한 대화도 하지 않았어.
Naneun geunyeoege useul ppunida, siljero eotteohan daehwado haji anhass-eo.
I just smiled at her, I haven't actually had any conversation.
아버지는 손님들과 대화할 뿐이지, 실제로 집안일을 도와주지 않아요.
Abeojineun sonnimdeulgwa daehwahal ppuniji, siljero jib-an-il-eul dowajujianhayo.
Father only converses with the guests, he doesn't actually help with housework.
그들은 영화를 보러 갈 뿐이다, 실제로 영화에 대해 이야기하지 않아.
Geudeuleun yeonghwa le boreo gal ppunida, siljelo yeonghwa-e daehae iyagihaji anha.
They're just going to watch a movie, they don't actually talk about the movie.

Long explanation:

'~(으)ㄹ 뿐이다 [(eu)l ppunida]' is a commonly used grammar point in Korean to stress on an action or state being the only one or just. This pattern is generally used in situations where the speaker intends to emphasize a certain condition or fact as the only existing one. The conjugation depends on the final vowel of the verb stem, using '을 뿐이다' after a verb stem ending in a consonant and 'ㄹ 뿐이다' after a verb stem ending in a vowel.

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