Jun 20, 2017

L2G54 V-고 보니 grammar = after finishing something, you realize that...

L2G54 V-고 보니 grammar = after finishing something, you realize that...

Usage:
  • Indicating that “after finishing something, you realize/find out that…” something new or contrary to what you have thought before
  • V-고 나서 = V-고 보니
Tense:
Verb
  • V-고 보니
Adjective
  • A-아/어지고 보니
Noun
  • N이/가 되고 보니

Examples:
1. 둘이 아는 사이였어요?
  • 네, 처음에는 누군지 몰랐는데 만나고 보니 초등학교 동창이었어요.
Do you two know each other?
  • Yes, at first I didn’t know who, but after meeting, we realized that we were schoolmates in elementary school.
2.  안나 씨, 오늘 가방 안 가지고 왔어요?
  • 지하철에 놓고 내렸어요. 지하철에서 내리고 보니 가방이 없더라고요.
Anna, didn’t you bring your bag today?
  • I left it on the subway. I got off the subway and realized that I didn’t bring it with me.
3. 버스를 타고 보니 반대 방향으로 가는 것이었어요.
I got on the bus and found out that it was going in the opposite direction.
4. 돈이 없을 때는 몰랐는데 돈이 많아지고 보니 더 외롭다는 생각이 들었어요.
When I didn’t have money, I didn’t know, but as I got more money, I realized that I felt more lonely.
5. 왜 약속을 했다가 바꿨어요?
  • 약속을 하고 보니 그날 다른 약속이 있었더라고요.
Why did you make the appointment and then change?
  • I made the appointment and I realized that I had another appointment in that day.
6. 사업을 시작하고 보니 골치 아픈 일이 너무 많아요.
After starting the business, I realized that it has a lot of annoying work.
7. 음식을 시키고 보니 돈이 모자라더라고요.
After ordering the food, I found out that I don’t have enough money.
8. 버스 타고 나서/고 보니 지갑이 없는 것을 알았어요.
I got on the bus and found out that I don’t have my wallet with me.
9. 그를 알고 보니까 정말 착한 사람이었어요.
After I know him, I realize that he is a very nice person.
10. 한국말을 공부하고 보니까 정말 어렵지 않았어요.
After I study Korean, I find out that it is not really difficult.
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