Level 2 Lesson 23 / if, in case / 만약, -(으)면

안녕하세요! If she says yes. If he helps me. If you tell me how to do it. If you buy me dinner, etc. There can be many more examples of “if” sentences. Find out how to say “if” in context in Korean through this lesson! And of course, “if” you have any questions, please feel free to leave us comments!

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Level 2 Lesson 23 / if, in case / 만약, -(으)면
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  • Ashley

    Is this correct?
    만약 지금 영화 보면, 나중에 공부를 할 시간이 없어요.

    • JooyeonPark

      네 맞아요! 🙂

  • 고지현

    Could someone tell me if this is right~?
    만약 지금 먹으면 나중에 안 먹을 거에요
    I’m trying to say “if I eat now, I won’t eat later.” 감사합니다^^

    • Declan Mayer

      Correct.
      You don’t really need to use 만약 though as the sentence is really short.

  • Malori Green

    이 반 가지면, 네가 싫어할 거예요.
    만약 밥을 지금 먹으면, 네가 자잘 할 거예요. (Would this be right to say ‘you will sleep well’ in the future tense? 감사합니다~)

  • Gvanca

    Could someone tell me if this is right?

    만약 적으면 나는 선물 줄 거예요 – If you write down, i will give you a present

    만약 가면 나는 울 거예요 – If you go, I will cry

  • Helena Blažková

    I usually don’t post my own sentences, so I’m going to do review of few past lessons now including this one :D. Hope those sentences will be right.

    A and B are in the middle of their conversation on phone:

    A: 지금 우리 마날 수 있어요? (Can we meet now?)
    B: 지금은? 저는 일에 있어요. (Now? I’m at work.)
    A: 언제까지 일해야 돼요? (Until when do you have to work?)
    B: 5시까지. (Until 5.)
    A: 진짜? 저는 4시까지만 시간 있어요. (Really? I only have time untill 4.)
    B: 괜찮아요. 내일 토요일이에요. 안 바쁘면, 마날 수 있어요. (That’s okay. It’s Saturday tomorrow. If you’re not busy, we can meet.)
    A: 맞아요. 내일 봐요. (That’s right. See you tomorrow.)

    4시까지만 >> is it possible to use two pariticles at the same time like this? Or how do I say “only until 4 o’clock”? Thank you!

  • haru

    Sometimes I hear “있다 면”–what does this mean? I know “있다”
    can mean “to be” or “to have”, so would “있다 면” translate like “If I am…” or “If I have…”/”If you have…” etc.?

  • 만역 엄마가 요리 안 하면, 한식 집에 갈까요.
    열심히 연습 안 하면, 잘 못 할 수 있을 거예요.
    빠르게 오면, 수업이 일찍 시작해요.

  • Sangmi

    만약 그녀 방향 안 주면, 저는 어디까지 모르를 거예요. If she doesn’t give directions, I won’t know where to go.
    만약 일하는 것 가야돼면, 태르비 보를 거예요. If I don’t have to go to work, I will watch TV.
    만약 요리 잘 해면, 이거 떡뽂이 왜 맛없어요? If I’m good at cooking, why does this 떡뽂이 taste bad?

    Also, I have a question. When adding 면 to the end of the verbs and we’re speaking politely, do we get rid of the -요 at the end?

  • Harvey Rivas Potot

    만약 제가 복권에 당첨 되면, 가족을 위해 큰 집이랑 비싼 자를 사 줄 거예요.

  • 감사합니다

  • Maria

    만약 게임 이기다면, 던 많이 받을 거예요. -> if i win this game, i’ll receive a lot of money.

    • Seokjin Jin

      던 > 돈

      만약 게임 이기면, 돈 많이 받을 거예요.

    • Maria

      oops x.x ㅓand ㅗ are tricky x.x

      고마워요☺

  • 율리아나

    TTMIK 진짜 재미있어요, 너무 고맙습니다

  • Ikraan H

    ttmik 너무 감사합니다. 한국어를 공부하는 정말 재미있어요 .

    • Seokjin Jin

      앞으로도 더 재밌게 한국어 공부하세요!

  • 암알

    1- 이 음식은 싫어하면 , 먹지 마세요
    2- 만약 내일 비가 오면 , 안 나갈 거예요 .

    • Seokjin Jin

      이 음식은 싫어하면 , 먹지 마세요 > 이 음식을 싫어하면, 먹지 마세요.

      2 – Correct!

    • 암알

      thanks 🙂

  • Max Moody

    욜두시 있으면, 자고있어야돼요. (If it is 12 o clock you should be sleeping.)
    밥은 더 비싸면, 더 맛있어야 돼요. (If the dish is more expensive, it should be tastier.)
    Are these correct?
    감사합니다,
    맥스

  • 이문걸

    만약 한국어를 자주 공부 안 하면, 잊을 거예요.

  • اسماء

    안약 내일은 비가 안 우면, 저는 대학교에 갈 거예요. If it doesn’t rain tomorrow I’ll go to college. Correct me if I’m wrong :).

    • Seokjin Jin

      비가 안 우면 > 비가 안 오면

      안약 > 만약

    • اسماء

      Thanks .. I have a question

      What’s the difference between 저도 봤어요 and 저 보기도 했어요?

  • So for this grammar, you don’t conjugate the present tense verb but you do for the past and future tense?

    보면 = If I watched
    봤으면 = If you watched
    볼 거면 = If you are going to watch

    Why isn’t the present tense 봐면? And is that just for this grammar or is it more common than I think and I haven’t noticed it?

    Thanks!