(으)ㄴ 지(가) 오래되었다

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Description

Verb + (으)ㄴ 지(가) 오래되었다 : This pattern means it's been a long since (verb). As a question this means has it been a long time since (verb). The opposite pattern is V + (으)ㄴ 지(가) 얼마 안 되었다.

Notes

  • 되었다 can be contracted to 됐다.
  • The 가 in 지가 is optional.

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: V + ㄴ 지(가) 오래되었다 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침
Rule 2: V + 은 지(가) 오래되었다 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
농구한 지가 오래되었어 It's been a long time since I've played basketball. Low form(반말)
운동한 지가 오래되었습니다 It's been a long time since I've worked out. Formal declarative
결혼한 지가 오래되었습니까? Has it been a long time since you got married? Formal interrogative
그분을 만난 지 오래됐어. It's been a long time since I've seen him. Low form(반말)
한국말을 공부한 지가 오래되었습니다. It's been a long time since I last studied Korean. Formal Declarative
한국어로 말한 지 오래됐어. it's been a long time since I last spoke in Korean. Low form(반말)


Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

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