다(가)

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Description

Grammar pattern : the suffix is used to link to consecutive, temporal actions.

Notes

  • The 가 is optional.

Conjugation Rule

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


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
집에 가다가 친구를 만났어요. On my way to home I met a friend. Polite informal form
설거지를 하다 접시를 깨뜨렸어요. I broke a plate while doing the dishes. Polite informal form
운전을 하다가 졸았어요. I doze off while driving. Polite informal form
축구 하다가 다쳤어. I hurt it while playing soccer. Low form
늦잠자다 지각했어요. I am late because I overslept. Polite informal form
중국어를 배우다가 너무 어려워서 포기했어. i gave up learning Chinese because it was too difficult. Low form
한국에서 대학교를 다니다가 그녀를 만났어요. While I went to university in Korea, I met her. Polite informal form
도서관에서 공부하다가 집에 늦게 왔어요. I studied in the library for a while and ended up getting home late. Polite informal form
미국에서 회사에 다니다가 한국으로 이사왔어요. I've worked for a company in America and then I moved in Korea. Polite informal form
어제밤에 TV를 보다 잤어요. Last night I watched TV and then I went to bed. Polite informal form


Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

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