간호사: 꼭 필요하신 거면 내일 과장님한테 보고한 다음에 보시죠?
Nurse: If you really need to, why don’t you do it after you report to the Chief tomorrow?
한소금:우울 증세가 심해서 당장 자살을 할지도 모르는 환잔데,
Han So-geum: The patient is suffering from severe depression and may commit suicide at any moment.
Do you think it’ll be alright? It’ll be alright.
Nurse: C..ommit suicide?
한소금:뭐 할 수 없죠. 내일 과장님한테 말씀드리고 봐야겠다.
그때까지 살아있어야 보겠지만. 그럼 수고.
Han So-geum: I guess there’s nothing we can do. I’ll just report to the Chief tomorrow and then see the patient. If the patient is still alive tomorrow. See you.
Expression of the Week
할 수 없죠 (there’s nothing we can do)
할 수 없다 – 어쩔 수 없다, 달리 방도가 없다 something cannot be helped
Casual – 할 수 없지
Semi-polite, polite – 할 수 없죠
>> This expression is used when there is nothing else that can be done about a certain situation.
>> It can also be used by a speaker when they have made several suggestions to a hearer but they do not accept their suggestions or cannot make a decision and the speaker is expressing resolution.
>> The expression can also be used to express “there is no other way.”