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~거든…

if A is true, then B will be true

TL;DR

Use this grammar to express your opinion or give advice to someone else. Used in the middle of the sentence (here) it expresses a Conditional statement “if A is true, then B will be true.”

Detailed Explanation

  • ONLY conversational
  • Equivalent to "if A is actually true, then B..."

Usage:

  • ONLY sounds natural if 2nd clause is imperative, propositive, or expressing the speaker's opinion:
    • ~겠~
    • ~(으)ㄹ 것이다
    • ~(으)려고 하다
  • Difference: ~거든요 (end of the sentence) = expresses a REASON only the speaker knows
  • Difference: ~거든 (mid-sentence) = expresses a CONDITIONAL statement

Usage Rules

Conjugation Table

A Present ~거든
V Present ~거든
N Present (이)거든

Conjugation Table for Sentence Types

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