Level 8 Lesson 19 / even if I would have to, even if that means I have to / -는 한이 있더라도

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안녕하세요! Let’s imagine something for a minute: You’re talking to someone in Korean and they aren’t really understanding how much you need/want/should do something, or how strong your suggestion to them is. By adding -는 한이 있더라도 to your sentence, you are adding the phrase “even if I end up…” or “even if it means I have to…” to your sentence to help emphasize what you’re willing to risk to get what you want. Come study with us and add this important phrase to your Korean grammar arsenal so you can blow everyone away with your awesome Korean skills!

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  • <3 kyeong eun

  • heelloo

    second xD

  • Ngating

    Can we use ‘더라도’ to replace ‘한이있 더라도” or do they have different meaning?

    • You can : ) But -는 한이 있더라도 has a stronger meaning of “even if that could happen and it’s risky”.

  • hi Kyeong eun, why 박 read Park . 이 read Lee? and 최 read Choi? thank u. while 박 is Bak and 이 is i and 최 is chwe.. thank u

  • Mai

    Why in the first sample sentence is it 할 수는 없어요 not 할 수 없어요? Thank you.

  • hello kyeong_eun choi how are you today?

  • Eman

    돈을 잃어버려는 한이 있더라도, 이건 해야돼요.

    • JooyeonPark

      little correction here!

      돈을 잃어버리는 한이 있더라도 이건 해야되요.

    • Eman

      Thank you so much (:

  • Marine

    자주 가족이랑 못 만나게 되는 한이 있도라도 한국에서 일해 보고 싶어요.

    • JooyeonPark

      It’s already perfect but it would a little bit nature if you say “가족이랑 자주” not “자주 가족이랑”

      Thanks for studying with us! 🙂

    • Marine

      알았어요 ! Thank you for your reply . So it means we can use this grammar structure in pretty much any situatiin except with the imperative form ?

    • 래디

      아니더라도 = Even if not. Right?
      래디 씨가 직접 한 일이 아니더라도 상상해서 월요일에 공원에서 산책을 해요.

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    1) Even if I end up getting tired, I will go for a walk.
    – 피곤하는 한이 있더라도, 산젝으로 갈 거예요

    2) Even if I have to stay up at night, I will finish studying this.
    – 밤에 깨오는 한이 있더라도, 오늘 이거 공부하는 것 끝나야 돼요

    3) Even if that means I have to wear this, I will never go there.
    – 이거 입는 한이 있도라도, 거기에 안 갈 거예요

    4) Even if that means I have to go there alone, I will go.
    혼자 가는 한이 있더라도, 갈 거예요.

    If there are any mistakes in the above sentences, please correct me.감사합니다!

  • Dania Freih

    1. 학교에 늦는 한이 있더라도 아침을 먹어야 돼요.
    2. 다시 오는 한이 있더라도 지금은 이걸 밖에 안 사겠어요.
    3. 목이 아프는 한이 있더라도 노래방에서 열심히 노래를 부를 거예요.

  • TinaMusicFairy

    다치는 한이 있더라도 태권도를 배울 거예요.

  • Leni

    나종에 후회하는 한이 있더라도 한번만 해보고싶어요. Even if I end up regretting it, I want to try it once.
    나중에 상처는 한이 있더라도 지금 오빠를 만나고싶어요. Even if I get hurt later, I want to meet you now.
    친구들이랑 약속에 늦는 한이 있더라도 지금 안갈거에요? Even if you end up being late to your appointment with your friends, you’re not going to go now?