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ㄴ after a verb and 스래 meaning 하지 못한 고백을 호근 고집스레 삼킨 아야기 In the first and and the 2ns sentence why there is ㄴ after the 2 verbs And 고집 is stubborness 맞아요? And 고집스래 is stubbornly 맞아요? However what does 스래 means alone and when i can use it ? 감사합니다 !!
Feb 10, 2016 3:20 PM
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"ㄴ after a verb and 스래 meaning" (스래 -> 스레. "스래" doesn't exist) "하지 못한 고백을, 호근 고집스레 삼킨 아야기" (호근 -> 혹은: or; or else) => A story of a never made confession, or stubbornly swallowing it back. The sentence is structurally flawed ("못한 고백을 ... 이야기" is a bad form). One way to correct it is: 고백을 (차마) 하지 못한, 혹은 고집스레 삼킨 이야기. => A story of stopping just short of, or stubbornly swallowing back a confession. 고집스레 is "stubbornly", as you said. (Both 고집스럽게 and 고집스레 are adverbs for 고집스럽다(adjective)). A verb ending in ~(ㄴ/은) is an adjective form denoting a past action or its result, similar to English's -ing form. It is good to understand the class of ~(ㄴ/은/는) together, which differs depending on whether it's a verb or an adjective. Verbs: ~는: ongoing (present tense) action. 식사를 하는 사람들 (people dining), 언덕에 올라가는 아이들 (kids going up a hill). ~(ㄴ/은): done (past tense) action. 식사를 한 사람들 (people who has dined). 언덕에 올라간 아이들 (kids who have gone up the hill). Adjectives: ~는: ~는 is not possible because adjectives by definition can't denote an action. ~은: present tense state. 큰 집 (a big house), 푸른 하늘 (blue sky), 젊은 사람 (a young person). There are also other related forms: ~(ㄹ/을/를) (future), ~던 (past experience), ~(았/었)던 (distant past), etc. These adjectival forms (like English participles) of verbs make an important part of Korean sentence structures.
February 10, 2016
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