Decoded Slug: ~(으)면서도 [(eu)myeonseodo] (While, although)

Korean Grammar Point
~(으)면서도 [(eu)myeonseodo] (While, although)

~(으)면서도 [(eu)myeonseodo] (While, although)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'while' or 'although', indicating a situation or action that happens concurrently with another, or contrary to expectation.


Verb-stem + (으)면서도


그는 화가 나면서도 미소를 지었다.
Geuneun hwaga namyeonseodo misoreul jieossda.
Although he was angry, he smiled.
그녀는 아프면서도 학교에 갔다.
Geunyeoneun apeumyeonseodo hakgyoe gassda.
Although she was sick, she went to school.
비가 와도, 방송은 계속해서 진행 중이었어요.
Biga wado, bangsongeun gyesokhaeseo jinhaeng jungeosseoyo.
Although it was raining, the broadcast continued.
이 어린아이는 영화를 보면서도 언제나 놀기 위한 계획을 세우고 있었다.
I eoriniaeneun yeonghwareul bomyeonseodo eonjena nolgi wihan gyehoegreul seugo isseossda.
While watching the movie, this little child was always planning to play.

Long explanation:

The grammar point ~(으)면서도 [(eu)myeonseodo] is used in Korean to indicate that an event or situation is happening while another is also taking place, or when something is contrary to expectation. It can be translated as 'while' or 'although'. This form can be used with both action verbs and descriptive verbs. With this grammar pattern, you can express the continuation of two situations at the same time or describe a contrastive situation.

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