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오래된 시골 마을에 착한 농부가 살고 있었다. 그는 아직 결혼하지 않은 채 혼자 생활하고 있었다.
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(으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다


Ability or possibility

A pattern to expresses when someone is able to do something or when something is possible.
  • 운전할 있어요.
    I can drive.
  • 저는 사실을 믿을 없어요.
    I can't believe that.
Some of the pattern(s) used in this grammar

Emphasis with 수가

The particle can be added to to make the sentence more emphatic.

  • 그렇게 사랑했던 사람이 헤어지다니 믿을 수가 없어요.
    I can't believe that the two people who loved each other so much broke up.

(으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다 vs (으)ㄹ 줄 알다/모르다

(으)ㄹ 수 있다/없다 (Ability or possibility)
  • Used not only to express the ability to do something, but also whether a situation permits something to be done.
(으)ㄹ 줄 알다/모르다
  • Expresses whether one knows how or has the ability to do something.
  • Cannot be used to express possibility.

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