How To Say 'Unless' In Korean (지 않는 한)
The grammar pattern A/V + 지 않는 한 translates to “unless” in English and is used to specify a condition that negates the main clause.
This structure is particularly useful when specifying conditions that must be met for something else to happen or to not happen.
Note that the condition comes before the main statement, connected with 한 to form the ‘unless’ construction.
Unless it stops raining, I'm not going to the beach.
I won't buy it unless you give me a discount.
Unless you exercise often, you'll put on weight.
Saudi weather is always hot, so unless you drink a lot of water, you will be dehydrated.
You won't get a ticket unless you jump the queue.
Understanding how to use 지 않는 한 can help you express conditions in a straightforward manner, adding complexity and nuance to your sentences.