A/V-(으)ㄹ텐데 grammar= would, suppose…(so/but) ~express an expected future situation

A/V-(으)ㄹ 텐데 grammar = would, suppose….(so/but) ~express an expected future situation

- Equal to -(으)ㄹ 터이다 (future situation or intention) + -(으)ㄴ/는데 (related or contrary info)
- Use to express an expected or intended future situation, in which the 1st clause gives an intention or expectation in a future event, 2nd clause is either related or contrary to the 1st clause = would, suppose…(so/but) 


Adjective/ Verb + -(으)ㄹ 텐데 (Present tense)
작다 --> 작을 텐데
바쁘다 --> 바쁠 텐데
높다 --> 높을 텐데
가다 --> 갈 텐데
먹다 --> 먹을 텐데

Adjective/ Verb + -았/었을 텐데 (Past tense)
작다 --> 작았을 텐데
가다 --> 갔을 텐데
먹다 --> 먹었을 텐데

Noun + 일 텐데 (Present tense)
부자 --> 부자일 텐데
학생 --> 학생일 텐데

Noun + 였을/이었을 텐데 (Past tense)
부자 --> 부자였을 텐데
학생 --> 학생이었을 텐데

Specific usage:

1. Can use at the end of sentence -(으)ㄹ 텐데요 (= would, think that, suppose that) to express the speaker’s assumption about the situation being discussed.

토니 씨는 요즘 시험 준비하느라 바쁘대요.
- 이번에 시험을 꼭 합격해야할 텐데요. 
I heard that Tony is busy because of preparation for the exam.
- He really has to pass this time. 

태풍이 와서 비행기가 모두 취소되었어요.
- 태풍이 안 왔더라면 비행기가 취소지 않았을 텐데요.
All fights were cancelled because of the typhoon.
- If the typhoon wouldn't come, the fights wouldn't be cancelled. 


1. 바람이 많이 부네요.
- 바람이 불면 추울 텐데 따뜻하게 입고 가는 게 좋겠어요.
It’s really windy.
- If it is windy, it should be cold. It’s good to wear warm clothes when going out.

2. 밍 씨가 오늘 결혼식에 온대요?
- 모르겠어요. 벌써 청첩장을 받았을 텐데 연락이 없네요.
Did Minh say that he will go to the wedding ceremony today?
- I am not sure. He should have received the invitation card, but I haven't heard from him yet.

3. 오후에 택배가 하나 오는데 좀 받아 주세요.
- 오후에는 집에 없을 텐데 어떡하지요?
A delivery will come this afternoon, so please make sure you get it.
- I'm not supposed to be at home in the afternoon,  so what should we do?

4. 어제 야근 하느라고 많이 피곤했을 텐데 오늘은 일찍 들어가세요.
- 괜찮습니다. 오늘도 야근할 수 있습니다.
You would be exhausted after working late yesterday,  so please go home early today.
- It's fine. I can work late today too.

5. 안나 씨에게 같이 여행 가자고 할까요?
- 안나 씨가 요즘 바쁠 텐데요.
Shall we ask Anna to go traveling together?
- I think Anna is busy these days.

6. 내가 돈이 있으면 그 것을 살 텐데.
If I had money, I would buy that.

7. 퇴근시간이라서 길이 막힐 텐데요.
The road would be jammed because it is rush hour.

8. 그 식당이 이미 닫았을 텐데 가지 말자.
The restaurant would be closed already, so let’s not go there.

9. 일요일에는 집에 혼자 있으면 심심할 텐데 우리 집에 놀러 오세요.
In Sunday, it would be boring if you stay at home alone, so please come to play at our home.

10. 오늘이 동생 생일일 텐데 케이크를 먹었는지 모르겠다.
Today must be my younger sister's birthday, but I don't know whether she had a cake.

Differences between  A/V-(으)ㄴ데 and A/V-(으)ㄹ 텐데 grammars

1. A/V-(으)ㄴ데 grammar: provide background info about the current topic or introduce information following in the next clause.

(지금) 비가 오는데 우산을 가져가세요. 
It’s raining (now), please bring an umbrella with you.

2. A/V-(으)ㄹ 텐데 grammar: express an expected or intended future situation.

(오후에) 비가 올 텐데 우산을 가져가세요. 
It is supposed to rain (in the afternoon), so please take an umbrella with you.

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