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INTRODUCTION
Dana: Hi everyone, I'm Dana.
Jaehwi: And I'm Jaehwi.
Dana: And welcome to Must-Know Korean Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 40. Expressing Uncertainty.
Dana: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for expressing possibility.
PATTERN
Dana: For example,
Dana: "I may come back again."
Jaehwi: 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
Jaehwi: [slow] 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
Dana: The pattern for expressing possibility has three elements. First, an adverb "again".
Jaehwi: 다시 (dasi).
Dana: Second, verb stem plus “may have to”
Jaehwi: ㄹ지도 (ljido) or 을지도 (euljido).
Jaehwi: 올지도 (oljido).
Dana: Third, polite tense of “do not know”.
Jaehwi: 몰라요 (mollayo).
Dana: Altogether, we have... "I may come back again."
Jaehwi: 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
[slow] 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
[normal] 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
Dana: We have the phrase...
Jaehwi: ㄹ지도 모르다 (ljido moreuda) or 을지도 모르다 (euljido moreuda)
Dana: You can use it when expressing possibility or uncertainty. You attach the phrase to the verb stem and use it at the end of a sentence. In the sample sentence, the adverb "later" is used, followed by the verb stem "come" and "may do"...
Jaehwi: ㄹ지도 모르다 (ljido moreuda) or 을지도 모르다 (euljido moreuda)
Dana: Altogether we have…
Jaehwi: 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
Dana: So remember, use the phrase...
Jaehwi: ㄹ지도 모르다 (ljido moreuda) or 을지도 모르다 (euljido moreuda)
Dana: ...at the end of the sentence when you want to express possibility or uncertainty.
Dana: Here is another example meaning, "I may need to go to the hospital."
Dana: First, noun…
Jaehwi: 병원 (byeongwon)
Dana: plus the place marking particle.
Jaehwi: 에 (e).
Dana: Which together sound like
Jaehwi: 병원에 (byeongwone).
Dana: Second, the verb stem plus “may have to”
Jaehwi: ㄹ지도 (ljido) or 을지도 (euljido).
Dana: In this case, the verb-stem ends in a vowel, so you can use the first one and say…
Jaehwi: 갈지도 (galjido).
Dana: Third, polite tense of “do not know.”
Jaehwi: 몰라요 (mollayo).
Dana: Altogether we have...
Jaehwi: 병원에 갈지도 몰라요. (byeongwone galjido mollayo)
[slow] 병원에 갈지도 몰라요. (byeongwone galjido mollayo)
[normal] 병원에 갈지도 몰라요. (byeongwone galjido mollayo)
Dana: "I may need to go to the hospital."
[pause]
Jaehwi: 병원에 갈지도 몰라요. (byeongwone galjido mollayo)
Dana: How do you say, "I may go on a date."? To give you a hint, "date" is...
Jaehwi: 데이트 (deiteu). [slow] 데이트 (deiteu). [normal] 데이트 (deiteu).
Dana: "I may go on a date."
[pause]
Jaehwi: 데이트 할지도 몰라요. (deiteu haljido mollayo)
[slow] 데이트 할지도 몰라요. (deiteu haljido mollayo)
[normal] 데이트 할지도 몰라요. (deiteu haljido mollayo)
[pause]
Jaehwi: 데이트 할지도 몰라요. (deiteu haljido mollayo)
REVIEW
Dana: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will tell you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Korean. Here we go.
Dana: "I may come back again."
[pause]
Jaehwi: 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
[pause]
Jaehwi: 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
Dana: "I may need to go to the hospital."
[pause]
Jaehwi: 병원에 갈지도 몰라요. (byeongwone galjido mollayo)
[pause]
Jaehwi: 병원에 갈지도 몰라요. (byeongwone galjido mollayo)
Dana: "I may go on a date."
[pause]
Jaehwi: 데이트 할지도 몰라요. (deiteu haljido mollayo)
[pause]
Jaehwi: 데이트 할지도 몰라요. (deiteu haljido mollayo)

Outro

Dana: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for expressing possibility, as in...
Jaehwi: 다시 올지도 몰라요. (dasi oljido mollayo.)
Dana: meaning "I may come back again."
Dana: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out at KoreanClass101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Jaehwi: 그럼 다음 시간에 만나요! (Geureom daeum sigane mannayo!).
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4. 커피 마실지도 몰라요.
5. 커피 안 마실지도 몰라요.

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Try formulating a sentence using this pattern!

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Hello Sheema,


Thank you for posting, great job! Please let us know if you have any other questions.


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학교 갈지도 몰라요

숙제 할지도 몰라요