Expressing Concerns And Solutions In Korean: 을까 봐
The A/V + 을까 봐 structure in Korean is essential for expressing concerns or worries. In many contexts, the feeling of worry is implied, but you can also emphasize the sense of concern with 걱정되다.
Here’s how you can use the A/V + 을까 봐 structure to convey feelings of worry:
I'm worried that the plane ticket will be too expensive...
(Explicit) I'm worried that the plane ticket will be too expensive...
I'm worried that there won't be enough time...
I was worried about moving to Korea...
Concerns Followed by Solutions
The A/V + 을까 봐 structure can also lead into a second clause, providing a solution or course of action taken due to the initial concern:
I worried that it would rain, so I brought my umbrella.
I was worried that I would miss the bus, so I left home early.
I was worried about losing my files, so I saved them on different computers.
Grasping the A/V + 을까 봐 structure is instrumental in sharing concerns and the measures taken in response to them, enhancing the depth and clarity of communication in Korean.