~ 려던 참이다 = I am about to / I was about to
We use this Korean Grammar point when a person has considered to do an action, but a another action happens which overlaps with the original planned action. I was about to… We attach it to action verbs and in the case that the verb ends in a constant we use 으려던 참이다.
Korean Grammar Example ~ 려던 참이다:
- A:언제 나갈 거예요? = When will you leave?
- B: 지금 막 나가려던 참이었어요. = I am about to leave.
- A: 나는 지금 먹얼거야. I am going to eat now.
- B: 밥, 그렇지 않아도 저녁하려던 참이었어요. Food, I was also about to eat dinner.