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보이지만 meaning?

Hi!

I read Gangnam style lyrics, well most of it I didn't really understand but I saw this word

보이지만

I'm wondering how the word 보다 can transform to 보이지만. What does -이지만 mean?

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For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    If I'm not wrong, its base form is 보이다 and not 보다. 보이다 means "to be seen" which is like the passive form of 보다. And 지만 means "but" or "however" so 보이지만 means "It is seen but/however..." or more naturally, it can be translated as "I/He/She/They see/s it but/however..."

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