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Grammar Points Covered in Intermediate Classes

Korean Grammar in Use Intermediate

The following is a list of grammar points covered in the second semester of Intermediate classes  (after Low Intermediate) and using the Korean Grammar in Use: Intermediate book. If you know all or most of the grammar listed, you may want to consider the High Intermediate class. If most of the grammar below looks unfamiliar, then check out the Low Intermediate grammar list as well as this one.

1장: 추측과 예상을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Conjecture and Supposition)
  1. -아/어 보이다 “Looks like…”
  2. -(으)ㄴ/는 모양이다 “I guess…”
  3. -(으)ㄹ 텐데 “I would imagine…”
  4. -(으)ㄹ 테니까 “Since it might… you should…”
  5. -(으)ㄹ 걸요 “Prob’ly” (informal)
  6. -(으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 줄 몰랐다(알았다) “I hadn’t realized…” OR “I had thought…”
  7. -(으)ㄹ지도 모르다 “You don’t know if…”
2장: 대조를 나타낼 떼 (Expressing Contrast)
  1. -가는 하지만, -기는 -지만 “Even though sth, (contrast)”
  2. -(으)ㄴ/는 반면에 “While sth is true, (contrast)”
  3. -(으)ㄴ/는데도 “Although…actually/still”
3장: 서술체와 반말체 (Narrative and Informal Forms)
  1. 서술체 (Report Writing)
  2. 반말체 (Informal Speech)
4장: 이유를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Reasons)
  1. -거든요 “That’s because… / It was…”
  2. -잖아요 “You ought to know…”
  3. -느라고 “Because of that… sth negative”
  4. -는 바람에 “As a consequence of…”
  5. -(으)ㄴ/는 탓에 “Because this happened… that (bad thing) happened…”
  6. -고 해서 “A is one of the reasons why B”
  7. -(으)ㄹ까 봐 “I’m worried about A, so B…”
5장: 다른 사람의 말이나 글을 인용할 때 (Citing the Speech or Writing of Others)
  1. -다고요? “(What) did you just say?”
  2. -다고 하던데 “I remember hearing…”
  3. -다면서요? “Is it really true that…?” or “I heard that…”
  4. -다니요? “Really? I can’t believe…”
6장: 결심과 의도를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Resolution and Intent)
  1. -(으)ㄹ까 하다 “I’m thinking about…”
  2. -고자 “In order to do A, I did B…”
  3. -(으)려던 참이다 “I was just about to…”
  4. -(으)ㄹ 겸 -(으)ㄹ 겸 “To do A and B, I did…”
  5. -아/어야지요 “I’ll have to…” or “You ought to…”
7장: 추천과 조언을 나타낼 때 (Giving Recommendations and Advice)
  1. -(으)ㄹ 만하다 “Worth doing”
  2. -도록 하다 “Please do…”
  3. -지 그래요? “Why don’t you…?”
8장: 회상을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Recollection)
  1. -던 “Used to”
  2. -더라고요 “I personally noticed…”
  3. -던데요 “No, actually…” or “Yes, surprisingly…”
9장: 피동을 나타낼 때 (Passive Expressions)
  1. 단어 피동 (-이/히/리/기-) (Passive Verbs)
  2. -아/어지다 “It became…” (Passive Verbs)
  3. -게 되다 “has happened”
10장: 사동을 나타낼 떼 (Causative Expressions)
  1. 단어 사동 (-이/히/리/기/우/추-) “to make / let” (Causative Verbs)
  2. -게 하다 “make sm do sth”
11장: 조건을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Conditions)
  1. -아/어야 “Do A so that you can do B”
  2. -거든… “if A is true, then B will be true”
12장: 추가를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Additional Information)
  1. -(으)ㄹ 뿐만 아니라
  2. -(으)ㄴ/는 데다가
  3. 조차
  4. 만 해도
13장: 도중을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Mid-Action)
  1. -는 길에
  2. -다가
14장: 정도를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Degree)
  1. -(으)ㄹ 정도로
  2. 만 하다
  3. -(으)ㄴ/는/(으)ㄹ 만큼
15장: 선택을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Choice)
  1. 아무+(이)나 / 아무+도
  2. (이)나
  3. (이)라도
  4. -든지 -든지
  5. -(으)ㄴ/는 대신에
16장: 시간이나 순차적 행동을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Time and Sequential Behavior)
  1. 만에
  2. -아/어 가지고
  3. -아/어다가
  4. -고서
17장: 발견과 결과를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Discovers and Results)
  1. -고 보니
  2. -다 보니
  3. -다 보면
  4. -더니
  5. -았/었더니
  6. -다가는
  7. -(으)ㄴ/는 셈이다
18장: 상태를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Situational States of Being)
  1. -아/어 놓다
  2. -아/어 두다
  3. -(으)ㄴ 채로
  4. -(으)ㄴ/는 대로
19장: 성질과 속성을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Attributes and Characteristics)
  1. -(으)ㄴ/는 편이다
  2. 스럽다
  3. 답다
20장: 강조를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Emphasis)
  1. 얼마나 -(으)ㄴ/는지 모르다
  2. -(으)ㄹ 수밖에 없다
  3. -(으)ㄹ 뿐이다
  4. (이)야말로
21장: 목적을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Aims and Intentions)
  1. -게
  2. -도곡
22장: 완료를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Completion)
  1. -았/었다가
  2. -았/었던
  3. -아/어 버리다
  4. -고 말다
23장: 소용없음을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Futility)
  1. -(으)나 마나
  2. -아/어 봤자
24장: 가정 상황을 나타낼 때 (Expressing Hypothetical Situations)
  1. -(느)ㄴ다면
  2. -았/었 더라면
  3. -(으)ㄹ 뻔하다
25장: 후회를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Regret)
  1. -(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다
  2. -았/었어야 했는데
26장: 습관과 태도를 나타낼 때 (Expressing Habits and Attitudes)
  1. -곤 하다
  2. -기는요
  3. -(으)ㄴ/는 척하다
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  1. HI there! A while back I printed off some study sheets you made for the korean grammar intermediate book. It had a day 1-7 with lots of vocab and then the grammar points for each chapter, but only up to UNit 4. I tried searching to find the others but couldn’t. Did you make notes for all the chapters of this book? I found them very useful so hoping you did. 🙂 Thanks!!

    1. Still working on it. Will publish more this summer. I’ve been on hiatus for a while, working two jobs, trying to change careers, etc. Hoping to get back at it soon.

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