When people ask me awkward questions, one of my favourite things to say is "it depends". People ask me if I like China or Korea more, if I prefer Korean food or Japanese food, if I'd rather live in London or Beijing - of course, the perfect answer to all of these is "it depends"! 1. -에 따라 means “according to” and can be used in a variety of ways. 2. 다르다 means “to be different”. So, literally, this structure means “it changes in accordance with” something/a situation. For example: 상황에 따라 달라요. = It depends on the situation. 사람에 따라 달라요. = It depends on the person.