May 8, 2017

L2G39 N-만 해도 grammar = just…alone, even just...~provide examples to explain a previous statement

L2G39 N-만 해도 grammar = just…alone, even just...~provide examples to explain a previous statement

Usage:
  • Provide examples to explain a statement made previously = just/ even just
Tense:
Noun
  • N만 해도

Examples:
1. 요즘 모임이 많은가 봐요.
  • 네, 연말이라서 좀 많네요. 오늘만 해도 모임이 세 개나 있어서 어떻게 해야 할지 모르겠어요.
You seem to have a lot of meetings recently.
  • Yes, there are a lot because it is the end of the year. Just today alone I have 3 meetings, so I really don't know what to do.
2. 여행 방학에 유럽으로 배낭여행을 가는 학생들이 많다고 들었어요.
  • 네, 맞아요. 제 친구들만 해도 벌써 여러 명이 다녀왔어요.
I heard that many students travelling to Europe during summer vacation.
  • Yes, that's right. Even just among my friends, many have done so.
3. 민수 씨가 요즘 정말 열심히 공부하는 것 같아요. 어제만 해도 밤 10시까지 도서관에서 공부 하더라고요.
It looks like Minsu is really studying hard recently. Just yesterday he studied until 10pm at the library.
4. 요즘은 취득 하기가 어려워요. 제 동생만 해도 2년째 직장을 못 구하고 있거든요.
It’s hard to find a job these days.Even my brother haven’t been found a job for 2 years now.
5. 생활비가 얼마나 많이 드는지 몰라요. 교통비만 해도 한 달에 15만 원 정도가 들어요.
I don’t know the living expense is very expensive. Just my transportation expense alone cost about 150,000 won a month.
6. 요즘 누구나 스마트폰이 있는 것 같아요. 내 친구들만 해도 대부분 다 써요.
It seems everyone has smartphone these days. Just among my friends, most of them are using it.
7. 요즘 물가 많이 올랐어요. 라면값만 해도 50%나 올랐어요.
Prices have increased a lot recently. Just instant noodle alone, the price increased to 50%.
8. 10년 전만 해도 한국에 이렇게 외국 사람이 많지는 않았어요.
Just 10 years ago, there weren’t this many foreigners in Korea.
9. 지난달 까지만 해도 이 옷이 맞았었는데 지금은 작아서 입을 수가 없어요.
Just last month, these clothes still fit me, but now they’re so small that I can’t wear.
10. 공기 오염이 점점 더 심각해지고 있는 것 같아요. 서울만 해도 공기가 나빠져요.
Air pollution is becoming more and more serious. Just Seoul alone, the air is getting worse.

Specific usage:
1. Time word is often appeared before 만 해도 to express a situation opposite to the past.
See example #8 and #9.
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