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Are you looking for the Hanja character 자? See: 자 (한자).

Description

V + 자 : This is used to suggest the listener they do some sort of action together. Similar to saying "Let's ~" in English. This pattern is considered 반말 and should not be used towards elders, strangers and in formal situations in general.

Notes

  • Unlike a lot of grammar patterns, you cannot add 요 to make this more polite. For a more polite and formal form see ㅂ시다

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Verb + 자 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 가다 → 가자
Rule 2: Verb + 자 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
가자. Let's go.
열심히 공부하자. Let's studying hard (for the test).
"내일은 언니 생일인데 선물이 없어."
"어 정말? 그러면 선물을 빨리 사자!"
"Tomorrow's my sisters birthday and I don't have a gift for her."
"Seriously? Well then let's hurry and buy one!"


See Also

  • Related topic or grammar


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