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Grammar 2 (N-(이)면 되다, Adj/Verb-(으)면 되다)

Grammar 2 (N-(이)면 되다, Adj/Verb-(으)면 되다)

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

“N-(이)면 되다, Adj/Verb-(으)면 되다”

In the dialogue that we listened to, there was a line that said, “지금부터 준비하면 돼요.” The expression ‘-(으)면 되다’ is an expression that suggests that you have sufficient conditions. In other words, today’s dialogue means that there is enough time to get ready to go out. Therefore, this expression is mainly used with simple conditions that are not difficult or seemingly lacking.

This expression is used to mean that it may seem that it is not sufficient in general, but that it can be regarded as having sufficient conditions. For example, if kimchi stew looks like a complicated dish, but you simply need kimchi and pork, you can say, ‘Kimchi stew only needs kimchi and pork.’

Examples

1)

  • 가: 밥이 없는데 어쩌죠?

  • 나: 그냥 라면이면 돼요.

2) 식당은 음식만 맛있으면 돼요.

3) 이 정도 더위에는 선풍기만 있으면 돼요.

4) 해수욕장 갈 때는 수영복만 가져가면 돼요.

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