Decoded Slug: ~(으)ㄹ지라도 [(eu)ljirado] (Even if)

Korean Grammar Point
~(으)ㄹ지라도 [(eu)ljirado] (Even if)

~(으)ㄹ지라도 [(eu)ljirado] (Even if)

Short explanation:

Used to express the meaning of 'even if'; it emphasizes the condition or situation regardless of its result or consequence.

Formation:

Verb Stem + 으ㄹ지라도 / Verb Stem + ㄹ지라도

Examples:

이 일이 얼마나 어려울지라도, 저는 반드시 해내겠어요.
I iri eolmana eoryeouljirado, jeoneun bandeusi haenaegesseoyo.
No matter how difficult this task may be, I will definitely finish it.
자고 싶을지라도, 다가오는 시험 때문에 밤새 공부해야 해요.
Jago sipeuljirado, dagaoneun siheom ttaemune bamsae gongbuhaya haeyo.
Even though I want to sleep, I have to study all night because of the upcoming exam.
비가 오지 않을지라도, 우산을 항상 가지고 다녀야 해요.
Biga oji anheuljirado, usaneul hangsang gajigo danyeoya haeyo.
Even if it doesn't rain, you should always carry an umbrella.
날씨가 추울지라도, 저는 언제나 아이스크림을 먹고 싶어요.
Nalssiga chuuljirado, jeoneun eonjena aiseukeurimeul meokgo sipeoyo.
Even if the weather is cold, I always want to eat ice cream.

Long explanation:

'~(으)ㄹ지라도 [(eu)ljirado]' is a complex suffix used in Korean to signify 'even if' or 'although'. It is commonly used to mention a hypothetical scenario or condition, despite the potential negative or undesired outcome. This form shows that even in the worst case or scenario, the speaker will not change their decision, action, or thought. This emphasizes the speaker's determination or resolution.
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