어차피 aka one of my favourite Korean words.
- "whether you choose this or choose that”
- “no matter what choice you make”
- 어차피 다시 갈 거예요. (Anyway, I will go again).
(I.e It doesn't matter if I forget something, I'll do it next time).
- 어차피 제가 할 수 있는 일이 아니에요. (Anyway, it's not even something I can do).
(I.e So there's no point getting angry or upset about it).
-어차피 늦었으니까 천천히 와. (Anyway you're already late so take your time.)
(I.e you're already late so it won't make much difference..!)
I think I end up using the last example the most! When I arrange to meet Korean friends, I always arrange to meet them 10 minutes before I actually intend to meet them - then both parties tend to arrive on time ;)