Mar 10, 2022
Grammar -긴 하다
-긴 하다 Is shortened expression of -기는 하다 and it is used when expressing one's own opinion which is different from what would be expected based on prior information. It means "it is true that...." While -긴 하다 can be used alone, it is more often combined with 'but' to defend the admission, resulting in the pattern -긴 하지만(it's true but...). The -긴 하지만 clause and the following clause should be concerned with the same topic. A: 새로 이사 같 아파트는 어때요? How is your new apartment? B: 월세가 좀 비싸긴 하지만 깨끗하고 좋아요. It's true that the monthly fee is expensive but it's clean and nice.
-긴 하다 is used with verbs, adjectives, 있다/없다 and -이다/아니다. 하다 reflects the tense ➡️ 지난 번 집은 깨끗하긴 했어요. 하지만 값이 비쌌어요. It's true that previous house was clean. But the price was expensive. ✨Example of -긴 하다✨ ➡️ 하다 -> 하긴 하다 A: 요즘 공부를 열심히 하네요. It seems you study hard these days. B: 공부를 많이 하긴 하지만 성적이 좋아지지 않아서 걱정이에요. It's true that i study a lot but im worried because my grade isn't getting better.
📝NOTE 1📝 -긴 하지만 is used when expressing one's own opinion after agreeing with the other person's opinion first, rather than directly denying the other person said. A: 한국어 공부가 어렵지요? Studying Korean is difficult, isn't it? B: 한국어 공부가 어렵긴 하지만 재밌어요. It's true that it is difficult but it is interesting.
📝NOTE 2📝 -긴 하지만 and -지만 are similar in meaning. However -지만 is used when connecting the preceding clause and the following clause to show equal emphasis. ➡️ 눈이 오는 날은 좋지만 비가 오는 날은 싫어요. (Connecting equally) While -긴 하지만 is used when emphasizing the following clause. ➡️ 눈이 오는 날이 좋긴 하지만 길이 막혀서 싫어요 (emphasizing on disliking the traffic)