Saturday, July 2, 2016

A/V + 거니와 - not only A/V but also

A/V + 거니와 - not only A/V but also
[A/V + 았/었거니와 for something that's done already] 

Similar use with: A/V + 는데

Acknowledging the first sentence and adding more info on the second sentence.

Usually used with - or -까지 on the second sentence, in order to emphasize.

그는 일도 열심히 하거니와 좋아서 하는 일마다 큰 성공을 거둔다.
He's not only a hard worker but he's also lucky so whatever job he does he's always successful.

요즘은 몸도 아프거니와 사업까지 잘 안되니까 의욕이 생기질 않는다.
Not only am I sick but work is also not going well so I have no will (for doing anything)

This pattern can also be used when we want to repeat something already said or to explain something again.

거듭 덧붙이거니와 내일은 절대로 늦으시면 안 된다.
To say it once more, you should not be late tomorrow!

resource: 외국인을 위한 한국어 문법2

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