Level 5 Lesson 1 / almost did / -(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다, 할 뻔 했다

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Welcome to Level 5!!! In the first lesson of Level 5, we are going to look at how to say that you “almost did” something or “nearly did” something. This is used both in situations where you “wanted” to do something (but only almost did it) and in situations where you “didn’t want” to do something and fortunately didn’t do it but almost did it. Listen in to find out how to use this “-(으)ㄹ 뻔 했다” ending in natural context and be sure to practice with us by leaving us comments! Thank you!!



You can view a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.


  • Bahti Tashpaev

    안녕 하세요!!?? 저는 어제 여기서 연습을 많이 해여 탁자 워에 잠을 잘 뻔 했어요…

    • DK

      안녕하세요. 저는 어제 여기서 연습을 많이 해서 책상(desk) 위에서 잠을 잘 뻔 했어요.

    • Bahti Tashpaev

      고마워요!!!

  • Hanan Mohammed

    그 동네 잘 몰라서~ 길을 잃을 뻔했어요!

  • Ooib

    책을 읽는 싶은데 피곤해서 읽을 뻔 했는데 안 읽었어요.

  • Lloyd

    그 음식 먹을 뻔 했난데, 안 먹었어서 지금 안 아파요.

  • peony

    아침 일찍 일어날 뻔 했는데, 너무 졸려서 또 잤어요, 그래서 늦었어요.