Korean Grammar Int. ~(으)ㄹ 테니까 “will be …, so …”

by • February 17, 2014 • Intermediate GrammarComments (1)3518

~(으)ㄹ 테니까 = “will be …, so …”

1. This Korean grammar point is used when the speaker wants to express his/her plan or intention. This is why the best translation for it is “Will be…” “so”. It used in away to tell the listener why the speaker “did” “did not” “does” “does not” “will” “will not” do something.

  • 도와줄 테니까 “I will help, so…”
  • 테니까 “I will go, so…”
  • 넣을 테니까 “I will pour (it in),so…”

2. However when the subject of the sentence is not the speaker but someone or something else, this grammar point is used to express a probable outcome for which a plan or intention is made, (tomorrow it will rain, “so” we should bring an umbrella).

  • 내일에 사람들이 없을 테니까 “Tomorrow there probably want be people there, so…”


Example of ~(으)ㄹ 테니까:

  • 내가 테니까 기달려.”I will be there, so wait (for me).”
  • 오후 비가 올 테니까 우산 가지고 와야해. “It’s probably going to rain in the afternoon, so you should bring an umbrella with you.”
  • 2개 살 테니까 조금 깎아 주세요.   “I’ll buy 2, so give me a little discount.”
  • 많이 살 테니까 가격을 할인해 주세요. “I’m going to buy a lot, so please give me a discount.”
  •  곧 의식이 회복될 테니까 걱정 마세요. “He will come soon. Don’t worry.”
  • 하루만 더 기다려 주세요. 그때는 다 끝날 테니까요. “Please, wait one more day. I’ll be done by then.”



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