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Laura Putri
Is this correct? How to say "The book that I thought was on my desk is gone" in Korean? I thought it would be 내 책상에 있는 것 같은 책이 지나갔다, is this correct?
22 sty 2016 16:38
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"The book that I thought was on my desk is gone". => 내 책상 위에 있는 줄 알았던 책이 없다 [없어졌다]. (structurally close) => 책상에 있는 줄 알았는데 책이 없다 [없어졌다]. (more natural in real life) "내 책상에 있는 것 같은 책이 지나갔다" is not correct because: 1. 있는 것 같은 is not right for "that I thought...". It has the wrong tense (present); its past form 있는 것 같았던 can work, but still not as natural as 있는 줄 알았던. 2 지나갔다 means "pass by". It is not used for "gone" except when referring to time that has passed. For physical things 없어지다 and 사라지다 mean "disappear; go away", and the state of "gone" is 없다 (not there).
22 stycznia 2016
Laura Putri
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