You see your favorite cake.
But now you decide to refrain from it because you are on a diet.
But, but, but…
These words are always used when we have to fight against the temptation in front of us.
Speak the opposite or the opposite.
Connect opposite stories into one sentence.
-지만 is a grammar used to take the flow of conversation in the opposite direction.
Reverse the flow of the conversation.
I have a tea.
②하지만 우유가 없어요.
But I have no milk.
③홍차가 있지만 우유가 없어요.
I have a tea, but no milk.
The story is reversed before and after the sentence using 하지만.
The idea is to think of these as being joined together into a single sentence.
How to use “-지만”.
Add -지만 to the stem of a verb or adjective.
Vst + -지만
가다 + -지만 = 가지만
좋다 + -지만 = 좋지만
공부하다 + -지만 = 공부하지만
샀다 + -지만 = 샀지만
했다 + -지만 = 했지만
더웠다 + -지만 = 더웠지만
※Vst = stem of verbs or adjectives.
You don’t have to worry about whether or not you have a patchum, you just put -지만.
No coffee, but green tea available.
Kimchi jjigae is spicy but delicious.
My sister eats a lot of food but does not gain weight.
It’s cute, but not a good personality.
My father and I are tall, but my mother is small.
It would be a grammar that makes it easy to create sentences.
Learn regular patterns.
There is a “fixed pattern” of sentences using -지만.
Sorry, but I can’t do it.
Excuse me, how old are you?
미안하지만 and 실례지만 should be memorized as clichés.
This is an effective grammar when combined with other expressions.
When used with a noun, “-이지만” is used.
When you want to use -지만 with a noun, you can add -이다.
We’re good friends, but we don’t see each other often.
My brother is a doctor, but my sister and I are not.
She’s in middle school, but she doesn’t look it.
If you add -지만 to -이다, you get -이지만.
however when used with a noun without a patchy noun, the -이 is often omitted.
Cases combined with past tense.
When using with the past tense, combine -았/었/였 with -지만.
He’s ugly, but he’s kind.
I opened the windows, but it’s still hot.
I studied hard but my exam results are not good.
For example, -았다 would be -았지만.
Use “-지만” with negative sentences.
You should also learn the case of combining negative sentences with -지만.
My brother doesn’t study but he gets good grades.
No rain, but the wind is blowing hard.
Not bad, but not good either.
Let’s make a sentence while figuring out which part of the sentence to combine -지만 from.
It is difficult to feel that you are improving in many areas of the language, but keep at it.