Jul 10, 2017

L2G60 A/V/N-(으)ㄴ/는 셈이다 grammar = you could say, it's practically….~something is more or less similar as another.

L2G60A/V/N-(으)ㄴ/는 셈이다 grammar = you could say, it's practically….~something is more or less similar as another.

Usage:
  • Express that something is more or less similar as another = you could say, it's practically
Tense:
Adjective
  • 현재: A-(으)ㄴ 셈이다
Verb
  • 과거: V-(으)ㄴ 셈이다
  • 현재: V-는 셈이다
Noun
  • 과거: 였던 셈이다
  • 현재: 인 셈이다
Examples
1. 사람들이 많이 찬성했나요?
  • 네, 10명 중 9명이 찬성했으니까 거의 다 찬성한 셈이네요.
Did many people agree with you?
  • Yes, 9 out of 10 people agreed, so you could say almost everyone did.
2. 서울에서 오래 사셨어요?
  • 네, 20년 이상 살았으니까 서울이 고향인 셈이에요.
Did you live a long time in Seoul?
  • Yes, I lived there for over 20 years, do It’s practically (/more or less similar as) my hometown.
3. 여기 구두는 다른 회사 구두보다 비싸네요.
  • 품질과 서비스를 생각하면 비싸지 않은 셈이에요.
These shoes are more expensive than other brands.
  • If we consider the quality and service, then they are not expensive.
4. 이 옷이 원래 30만 원인데 세일해서 5만 원에 샀어요.
  • 그럼 옷을 거의 공짜로 산 셈이네요.
These clothes were 300k won, but during sale they were sold at 50k won.
  • Then it is practically sold as free.
5. 가족끼리 여행을 자주 가세요?
  • 일 년에 한 번 정도 가니까 거의 안 가는 셈이네요.
Does your family go traveling often?
  • About one a year, so it's more or less similar as not going.
6. 이번 여행은 회사에서 숙박비와 식사비를 내 준데요.
  • 그레요? 그럼 이번 여행은 거의 무료인 셈이네요.
I heard that this trip’s expense will be covered by the company.
  • Really? Then this trip is practically almost free.
7. 회사원이 여행을 많이 가나요?
  • 회사원 90%가 가니까 거의 다 가는 셈이에요.
Do many staffs go on the trip?
  • 90% of the staffs go, so you could say almost all of them go.
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