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"을 거라고는 생각조차 못했다"-How to use this grammar?
Aug 5, 2018 8:36 AM
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V-(으)ㄹ 거라고는 생각조차 못했다 = V-(으)ㄹ 것이라고는 생각조차 못했다. = I never even imagined (he/she/they) would V. = It never even occurred to me (he/she/they) would V. The phrase is not long but includes many grammar points. You can think of it in stages using an example, like "그가 나를 속이다" (He deceives me). - 그가 나를 속인다 = He deceives me (present tense). - 그가 나를 속일 것이다 = He will deceive me (future). - 그가 나를 속일 것이다 + -라고 생각하다 = ... 속일 것이라고 생각하다 = to think that he will deceive me (quoted form). - 속일 것이라고 + '는' = 속일 거라고는 = same, but strengthened. 는 adds emphasis by categorizing the clause. - -는 생각 못했다 = (lit.) wasn't able to think => It didn't occur to me that ... - -는 생각조차 못했다 = It didn't EVEN occur to me that ... - 조차 adds emphasis like "even" or "once". [그가 나를 속일 것이라고는] 생각조차 못했다 = It never even/once occurred to me [that he would deceive me].
August 5, 2018
그가 나의 생일파티에 올 것이라고는 생각조차 못했다. 그녀가 거짓말을 할 거라고는 생각조차 못했다.
August 5, 2018
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