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vtlm23

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English - United States
I found an example sentence for "꽤" that goes like this: 같이 근무를 하지는 않았으나 그와는 꽤 가까웠던 사이였다, and I was just wondering how the placement of after 하지 changes the implication/nuance of sentence, if at all. ((Many thanks in advance!))
 
  • chaeyun

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    Korean
    I think 는 after 하지 is used in a similar nuance as "even though" in the sentence.
    So you can understand "I was pretty close to him even though i didn't work with him"
    but there is no big problem to understand without 는.
     
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    HyoYoon&!

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    Korean - Korea
    Hope you understand my English...

    '는' give a hint there will be more sentence/meaning

    For example,
    1. 난 널 미워하지 않아
    I don't hate you
    2. 난 널 미워하지'는' 않아
    I don't hate you, (but.... )

    1-a. 난 널 죽이지 않을꺼야
    I'm not gonna kill you
    2-a. 난 널 죽이진(지는) 않을꺼야
    I'm not gonna kill you.. (but....)


    As Chaeyun said, there is no problem if you don't use '는'. but you can use '는 않다' when you give a hint or there will be a twist ( like twist of movie )
    Native Koreans can guess/expect there is something other than the first sentence with '는'
     

    yedo0905

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    English - Canada
    Yes, I agree with the replies up above.
    는 is considered as but like what HyoYoon&! said.
    So this changes the implication of the sentence by introducing that they are not in an environment to be close but they are.
     
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