Intermediate Grammar #21: ~다고 하던데 “I remember hearing…”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~다고 하던데: Recall or confirm something you heard someone else say previously. Equivalent to “I remember hearing…” Correct form of the expression depends on the sentence type of what was previously heard. Usage: Different conjugations based on (1) declarative, (2) interrogative, (3) propositive, and (4) imperative sentences. 2nd […]

Intermediate Grammar #17: ~(으)ㄴ/는 탓에 “Because this happened… that happened…”

← Previous Full Grammar List Next → ~(으)ㄴ/는 탓에: The first clause is a reason or cause for the second (negative) clause Equivalent to “Because this happened… that happened…” Usage: Can also take the form “N 탓에” and “A/V~(으)ㄴ/는 탓이다.” Don’t: use positive clauses afterward – it sounds unnatural Opposite clause: ~(으)ㄴ/는 덕분에 indicates a […]