L2G82 V-(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다 grammar = I should/would have....~regret about something better than what was actually done

L2G82 V-(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다 grammar = I should/would have....~regret about something better than what was actually done

Usage:
- Express speaker’s regret about something better than what was actually done =  I would/should have…
- In informal speaking, -(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다 is shortened to -(으)ㄹ걸.

Tense :
Verb
- 긍정 : -(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다
- 부정 : -지 말걸 그랬다 or 안 -(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다

Examples:
1. 앤디 씨, 오셨어요?
- 아, 모두들 정장을 입고 왔네요. 저도 정장을 입고 올걸 그랬어요.
Andy, have you arrived?
- Yes, but everyone is dressed formally. I should have worn my formal clothes too.

2. 와, 휴대폰이 50% 세일을 하네요.
- 진짜요? 이렇게 세일할 줄 알았으면 조금만 기다릴걸 그랬어요. 지난주에 샀거든요.
Wow, mobile phone is in 50% sale off.
- Really? If I had known they were having such a big sale, I would have waited a bit longer. I bought one last week.

3. 어제 스포츠 축제에 안 갔는데 선물이 많이 주었다고 해요. 축제에 갈걸 그랬어요.
Yesterday, I didn't go to the sport festival, but I heard that they gave a lot of presents. I would have gone to the festival.

4. 시험이 너무 어려워서 시험을 망쳤어요. 이렇게 시험이 어려울 줄 알았으면 공부를 더 많이 할걸 그랬어요.
The test was so difficult that I failed it. If I had known that, I would have studied more.

5. 친구랑 놀러 갔는데 갑자기 비가 왔어요. 가지 말걸 그랬어요.
I went out with my friend, but it suddenly rained. I shouldn't have gone out.

6. 우리가 여행 간다는데 너도 같이 갈래?
- 나도 가고 싶은데 돈이 없어. 이럴 줄 알았으면 돌을 좀 아껴 쓸걸.
We plan going for a trip, so will you go with us?
- I also want to go but I don't have money. If I have known this,I would have spent my money wisely.

7. 음식을 너무 준비해서 많이 남았어요. 음식을 조금만 요리할걸 그랬어요.
I prepared a lot of food, so a lot remained. I should have cooked a little.

8. 한국 회사에 일하고 싶은데 한국말은 조금만 알아요. 한국말 열심히 공부할걸 그랬어요.
I want to work in a Korean company, but I can speak only a little Korean. I should have studied Korean diligently.

9. 오늘 퇴근시간에 택시를 탔는데 길이 너무 막혀요. 지하철을 탈걸 그랬어요.
Today I catched a taxi in the rush hour, but the street got jammed heavily. I should have taken the subway.

10. 이 영화가 너무 재미없어요. 다른 영화를 볼걸 그랬어요.
This movie is so boring. I would have watched another one.
L2G82 V-(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다 grammar = I should/would have....~regret about something better than what was actually done L2G82 V-(으)ㄹ걸 그랬다 grammar = I should/would have....~regret about something better than what was actually done Reviewed by Hoang Lam on 9/08/2017 Rating: 5

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