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-(으)ᄅ 텐데


Is the ending -(으)ᄅ 텐데 used commonly in Korean?

I believe it has the meaning of "it would have been...". So does it imply that something that might have happened didn't actually happen? That's the meaning I get from the English translation.


For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Yes, we use this expression very often. You know some of its meaning exactly but the meaning can be 'it would/could be..." or "it would have been' .
    저녁을 같이 먹으면 좋을 텐데.
    (I wish we could have dinner together.)
    성적을 더 잘 받으면 좋을 텐데.
    I wish I could get better marks
    어제 만났더라면 더 좋았을 텐데.
    It would be better if we met yesterday.

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