i have 2 sentences as follows:

민수 씨는 이번 시험에 1등을 했다지요?


민수 씨는 이번 시험에 1등을 했다면서요?

I wonder how these two structures are different? Can you help me to understand them? Thank you!

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They are about the same in your examples. I think 했다면서요 sounds slightly more informal, but the difference is negligible.

One minor thing is that -다면서요 has another usage while -다지요 (short for -다고 하지요) is used only in this one sense (but it can be used in both declarative and interrogative sense).

  • 영철이는 과에서 여행을 간다면서 일찍 나갔어요. (간다면서 = 간다고 (말)하면서)
  • 영철이는 아침 일찍 나갔어요. 과에서 여행을 간다면서요. (inverted)

Here, 다면서요 means that he went out saying he was going on a school department trip. This is different from your example which means "I heard them (some people) saying that ...".

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