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Grammar 1 (Verb-(으)ㄴ 적이 있다/없다)

Grammar 1(Verb-(으)ㄴ 적이 있다/없다)

Let’s study in detail about the expressions we learned today.

“-Verb-(으)ㄴ 적이 있다/없다”

“Verb-(으)ㄴ 적이 있다/없다” that we learned today is a combination of the grammar “Verb-아/어/해 보다” and “Verb-(으)ㄴ 적이 있다/없다”.

“‘Verb-아/어/해 보다” is a grammar that we learned in the ‘Introduction to Korean’ course(5-7). It means trying something. Therefore, “Verb-아/어/해 본 적이 있다/없다” means that you have tried it correctly.

Therefore, if you want to simply talk about what you have experienced without the meaning of the attempt, you can use “Verb-(으)ㄴ 적이 있다/없다”.

Did you understand it? If you didn’t, please ask more questions in the comment section down below.

Moreover since it is good to know other examples, aside from those presented above, try to share yours through comments.

  • 한국의 옛날 음악을 들은 적이 있어요.
  • 휴대폰을 잃어버린 적이 있어요.
  • 한국 영화를 본 적이 없어요.
  • 혼자 여행한 적이 없어요.
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