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~다면서요?

Is it really true that...?

TL;DR

Do you remember hearing something and want to confirm if it’s true or not? Use this grammar to do so: “Is it really true that…?”

Detailed Explanation

  • Confirm something you heard from a third party.
  • Equivalent to "Is it really true that...?" or "Did I hear right that...?"

Usage

  • Shortened form ~다면 can be used with close friends
  • DON'T use to talk about something you directly saw or know from first-hand experience - this expression is for hearsay

Conjugation Table

A Past ~았/었다면서요?
Present ~다면서요?
Future ~(으)ㄹ 거라면서요?
V Past ~았/었다면서요?
Present ~(느)ㄴ다면서요?
Future ~(으)ㄹ 거라면서요?일 거라면서요?*
N Past 였/이었다면서요?
Present 라/이라면서요?
Future 일 거라면서요?*

* Note: this one is not in the book, but my Korean wife says it's possible.

Sentence Examples

Change to: EN

* Note: 오피스스페이스 - Office Space Examples

    Past Tense

  1. A 피터기번스: 조안나가 럼버그가 색시하가고 했다면서요?

    Peter Gibbons: Is it really true that Joanna said Lumberg was sexy?

  2. V 사미르: 피터가 요즘 출근 안 했다면서요?

    Samir: Is it really true that Peter hasn't been coming to work lately?

  3. N 마이클볼턴: 고장난 전자제품이 화사의 프린터였다면서요?

    Michael Bolton: Is it really true that the broken electronic device in our office is the printer?

  4. A 피터: 마이클! 소수점을 잘못 계산했다면서?

    Peter: Michael! Is it really true that you messed up the accounting decimal place?

  5. V 사미르: 내 성과 이름의 발음을 틀리게 했다면서요?

    Samir: Is it really true that you mispronounced my name?

  6. N 마이클: 내가 가수라고 생각했다면서요?

    Michael: Is it really true that you thought I was a singer?

  7. Present Tense

  8. A 빌럼버그: 밥과 밥은 피터를 좋아한다면서요?

    Bill Lumberg: Is it really true that Bob and Bob like Peter?

  9. V 밥슬라이델: 피터, 여기 회사에서 일 안 한다면서요?

    Bob Slydell: Peter, is it really true that you don't do any work in this company?

  10. N 밥포터: 피터, 너는 중요하지 않은 직원이라면서요?

    Bob Porter: Peter, is it really true that you're a nonessential employee?

  11. V 럼버그: 뭐? 밥과 밥은 피터를 승진 시킨다면서요?

    Lumberg: What? Is it really true that Bob and Bob promoted Peter?

  12. N 밥1: 럼버그는 피터가 게으른 직원이라고 생각한다면서요?

    Bob 1: Is it really true that Lumberg thinks Peter is a lazy employee?

  13. A 밥2: 마이클과 사미르가 필요하다면서요?

    Bob 2: Is it really true that Michael and Samir are needed?

  14. Future Tense

  15. V 밀턴: 인니테크가 나를 무시할 거라면서요?

    Milton: Is it really true that Initech will ignore me?

  16. A 조안나: 너회들 때문에 인니테크를 잃을 거라면서요?

    Joanna: Is it really true that because of you guys Initech will go bankrupt?

  17. N 밀턴: 인니테크가 불에 타서 잿더미가 될 거라면서요?

    Milton: Is is really true that Initech will burn down in a pile of ashes?

  18. V 조안나: 피터가 진짜 그만둘 거라면서요?

    Joanna: Is it really true that Peter will quit?

  19. A 밀턴: 내 빨간 호치키스를 진짜 잃어버릴 거라면서요?

    Milton: Is it really true that my red stapler will be lost?

  20. N 조안나: 넌 부자일 거라면서요? 아니면 범인일 것 같아죠!

    Joanna: Is it really true that you guys will be rich? Or you'll just be criminals!

  21. Propositions & Imperatives

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