Grammar Glossary

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A glossary of Korean grammar expressions that are either:

  • Essential for TOPIK students…
  • Appeared on TOPIK past papers OR just…
  • Interesting to share…

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Similar grammar expressions (detailed explanations)

~고 있다 VS ~어/아/여 있다
~지만 VS ~(으)ㄴ/는데
~어/아/여서 VS ~(으)니까

[Grammar] Passive verbs

[Grammar] ~을/ㄹ 뿐만 아니라
[Grammar] ~을/ㄹ 뿐이다
[Grammar] ~아/어/여 봐야
[Grammar] ~을/ㄹ까 봐


[Grammar] ~(으)ㄴ/는지
[Grammar] ~조차
[Grammar] ~자마자
[Grammar] ~잖아


[Grammar] ~는/은/ㄴ데도
[Grammar] ~는 대신에
[Grammar] ~는 대로
[Grammar] ~더니
[Grammar] ~았/었더니
[Grammar] ~든(지)
[Grammar] ~더라(고)
[Grammar] ~대로
[Grammar] ~다시피
[Grammar] ~도록
[Grammar] ~던데
[Grammar] ~(은/ㄴ)데


[Grammar] ~ㄹ/을 걸 그랬다
[Grammar] ~ㄹ/을까 싶다
[Grammar] ~을/ㄹ걸
[Grammar] ~ㄹ/을 겸
[Grammar] ~는 김에
[Grammar] ~기 십상이다
[Grammar] ~기/게 마련이다
[Grammar] ~고자
[Grammar] ~고서
[Grammar] ~고말고
[Grammar] ~(기)만 하다
[Grammar] ~기 나름이다
[Grammar] ~고
[Grammar] ~(은/ㄴ & 을/ㄹ)것 같다
[Grammar] ~거든


[Grammar] ~(으)/ㄹ 생각/계획/예정이다


[Grammar] ~(으)려면 멀었다
[Grammar] ~을/ㄹ 만하다
[Grammar] ~는/은/ㄴ 모양이다
[Grammar] ~(으)면서
[Grammar] ~만하다
[Grammar] ~만 못하다
[Grammar] ~(기)만 하다


[Grammar] ~어/아/해 놓다
[Grammar] ~는다고 해서/ㄴ다고 해서/다고 해서/(이/으)라고 해서/냐고 해서/자고 해서
[Grammar] ~는대/ㄴ대/대/이래, ~냬, ~으래/래, ~쟤 (reported/quoted speech)
[Grammar] ~ㄴ/는다고 해도

[Grammar] ~ㄴ/는/다고 보다, (이)라고 보다
[Grammar] ~ㄴ/는/다고 하던데
[Grammar] ~ㄴ/는/다면, (이)라면
[Grammar] ~네
[Grammar] 누구, 누가, 누구의, 누구를


[Grammar] 오히려
[Grammar] ~어/아/여/해야지


[Grammar] (이)라든가… 같은
[Grammar] ~(으)려던 참이다


[Grammar] ~었/았어야 했는데
[Grammar] ~하다가



[Grammar] ~은/ㄴ 탓에; ~는 탓에
[Grammar] ~을/ㄹ텐데


[Grammar] ~(으)ㄴ/는 척/첵 하다
[Grammar] ~(으)ㄴ 채로


[Grammar] ~는/은/ㄴ 편이다

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