Expression of the Week
|Teacher:|| 혹시 공부 잘하냐? |
Are you a good student?
|Teacher:|| 그렇지? 내 그럴 줄 알았어.|
Of course. That’s what I thought.
그럴 줄 알았어. (That’s what I thought)
-~줄 알다 – “think”
Casual – 그럴 줄 알았어
Semi-polite – 그럴 줄 알았어요
Polite – 너무 속 끓이지 마세요
>>[그럴 줄 알았다] is a way of saying “I told you so” or “I knew it,” or “I knew this would happen.”
>> [~줄 알다] has different meaning depending on the tense. For example when used with present/past tense it is possible for “think”
Ex) 비가 오는 줄 알았다. = I thought it was raining.
>>[~줄 알다] paired with future tense means “can” or “have the ability to”
Ex) 저는 영어를 할 줄 알아요. = I know how to speak English.