-기/게 + 마련이다 It’s expected that… / That’s the way it is / It’s always like that
August 25, 2009 by tailieutienghan
When you want to say that something is expected or bound to be a certain way, or that something is most natural to be a certain way, you can use this expression. Among many expressions that mean the same thing, this expression is more commonly used in proverbs or sayings. We also more commonly use this when talking about general rules in life.
Verb stem + –기/게 + 마련이다
(Both -기 마련이다 and -게 마련이다 are accepted.)
- 돈이 있으면 쓰게 마련이다.
don-i isseumyeon sseuge maryeonida.
“If you have money, it's predictable that you will spend it.”
- 자주 만나면 친해지게 마련이에요.
jaju mannamyeon chinhaejige maryeonieyo.
“If you meet often, you naturally will get closer to each other.”
- 외국에 나가면 가족 생각이 나게 마련이야.
oeguk-e nagamyeon gajok saenggak-i nage maryeoniya.
“When you go abroad, it's most natural that you start missing your family.”
- 시간은 어떻게든 흐르기 마련이에요.
sigan-eun eotteokedeun heureugi maryeonieyo.
“Time is bound to pass anyway.”
- 성공이 있으면 실패도 있기 마련이에요.
seonggong-i isseumyeon, silpae-do itgi maryeonieyo.
“When there is success, there is bound to be failures, too.”
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