L2G78 A/V-아/어 봤자 grammar = even if doing...it's no use

L2G78 A/V-아/어 봤자 grammar = even if doing...it's no use

Usage :
- Indicate there’s no use even trying something = even if doing/being… it’s no use
- Also indicate what stated in the preceding clause is not great or noteworthy = even if doing/being… it won't be that much (example 5, 6, 7)
- Past tense can’t be used before and after A/V-아/어 봤자. However -았/었을 거예요 can be used when supposing what likely happened in the past. (example 1)

Tense:
Adjective / Verb
- A/V-아/어 봤자

Examples:
1. 지금 가면 막차를 탈 수 있을지 몰라요. 빨리 지하철역으로 가 봅시다.
- 지금 12시가 훨씬 넘어서 지하철역에 가 봤자 막차는 이미 출발했을 거예요.
If we go now, we might be able to catch the last train. Let’s hurry to the train station.
- It's already past 12pm lately, even if we go the train station it's no use since the last train has already left.

2. 부모님께 용돈을 받는데 왜 아르바이트를 해요?
- 용돈을 받아 봤자 지하철 타고 다니고 밥 몇 번 사 먹으면 남는 게 없거든요.
You get allowance from your parents, so why do you have part-time job?
- Even with my allowance, I hardly have nothing left after paying for my subway and meals.

3. 부장님은 내가 솔직하게 말해 봤자 내 말을 믿지 않으실 거예요.
It’s no use even if I talk honestly to the department chief, he won't believe me.

4. 얼굴이 아무리 예뻐 봤자 모델이 될 수는 없을 거예요. 넌 키가 작잖아요.
No matter how pretty you are, you won't become a model. You're too short.

5. 그 일이 어려워 봤자 지난번 일보다는 쉬울 거예요.
Even if the task is difficult, it would be easier than the last one.

6. 아이가 밥을 먹어 봤자 얼마나 많이 먹겠어요? 그냥 먹고 싶은 대로 먹게 가만 둡시다.
Even if the child eats the food, how much he will eat? so just let's him eat what he wants.

7. 부산의 날씨가 더워 봤자 얼마나 덥겠어요? 그냥 가세요.
Even if the Busan weather is hot, how hot will it be? Just go.

8. 여기에 있어 봤자 시간이 낭비예요.
Even if you stay here, it’s a waste of time.

9. 울어 봤자 소용이 없어요.
Even if you cry, it won’t help


10. 모르는 척 해 봤자 이미 다 알고 있어요.
Even if you pretend you don’t know, I already know all about it.
L2G78 A/V-아/어 봤자 grammar = even if doing...it's no use L2G78 A/V-아/어 봤자 grammar = even if doing...it's no use Reviewed by Korean Topik on 9/01/2017 Rating: 5

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