(으)면서

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Description

Verb + (으)면서 : Indicating that the preceding and following actions occur simultaneously.

Notes

  • "while"

Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Verb + 면서 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 기다리다 → 기다리면서
Rule 2: Verb + 으면서 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 먹다 → 먹으면서


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
친구를 기다리면서 책을 읽고 있어요. I'm reading a book while waiting for a friend. polite informal form
아침을 먹으면서 뉴스를 봤어. I watched the news while eating breakfast. low form
저는 직장을 다니면서 대학원도 다닙니다. I'm working and attending graduate school too. polite formal form
지금 일하면서 먹고 있어요. Right now I'm eating while working. polite informal form
공부하면서 식당 일도 하니까 조금 피곤합니다. I'm a little tired because I work in a restaurant while studying. polite formal form
음악을 들으면서 청소하고 있어. I'm cleaning up while listening to music. low form
내일 회의 준비를 하면서 다음주 출장 준비도 하고 있습니다. We are preparing for tomorrow's meeting and preparing for next week's business trip too. polite formal form
이번 학기부터 학교 다니면서 아르바이트도 하고 있었어. I have been doing part-time job while going to school since this semester. low form
회사 다니면서 공부하는 게 쉽지 않아세요. It's not easy to study while working in a company. polite informal form
스트레스가 쌓이면 한국 가요를 들으면서 춤을 춰요. If stress pilling up, I listen to Korean songs and dance. polite informal form


See Also

  • Related topic or grammar


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