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Can you guess what 는데 means? Try to guess. You can measure your Korean skill with this word lol.
-는데 Meaning in Korean
는데 is a conjunctive conjugation that can be translated as sooooo many things in English. Sorry my friend, no matter what you guessed, English doesn’t have a perfect matched word for 는데.
는데 can be translated differently based on a context. It can be ‘But / Even though / Though / While / When / And / So’. It’s used to describe a reason or a situation for a related consequence, an order, a suggestion or an asking. It works as ‘(reason)는데 (consequence)’.
How To Use
공부하는데 방해하지 마세요
I’m studying. (so,) don’t distract me
공부하고 있었는데 차차씨가 전화했어요
I was studying and Chacha called me
Chacha called me when/while I was studying
= while / when / and
해봤는데 쉽진 않네요
I tried but it’s not easy
어려운데 한번 해보긴 할께요
I’ll try even though it’s difficult
= although / even though / though
저도 쉬는데 같이 놀러갈까요?
It’s my day off too, wanna hang out?
= suggestion / asking
는데 Ending in Korean
는데 also can be used to make an exclamation or a question as an ending. In this case, 요 is added at the end with 해요 speech style. When it’s used to ask a question. 는데 can be translated as ‘so’, ‘and’, ‘but’.
는데 Ending can be used only with 반말(informal non-honorific) or 해요체 (요 speech style : informal honorific).
It’s really good
So, what did you eat?