기 위해(서)

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Description

Verb Stem + 기 위해(서) : This pattern is equivalent to the phrase for the sake of, benefit of, or in order to.

Notes

Conjugation Rule

  • Remove the ending from the verb (-다) to form the Verb Stem, and add -기 위해(서) to the end.
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


Conjugation Examples

  • 보다 → 보기 위해서
  • 먹다 → 먹기 위해서

Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
돈을 벌기 위해서 아르바이트를 찾고 있어요. I am looking for a part-time job in order to earn some money polite informal form
한국에 유학가기 위해서 영어를 공부하고 있어요. I'm studying Korean in order to go to Korea to study. polite informal form
제주도에 가기 위해서 비행기 표를 샀어. I bought a plain ticket in order to go to Jeju Island. low form
철수는 담배를 피기 위해서 잠깐 밖에 나갔어. Chul Su went out for a minute in order to smoke. low form
나는 조깅을 하기 위해서 운동화를 샀어요. I bought running shoes in order to jog. polite informal form
난 차를 사기 위해서 운전면허증을 땄어. I got a driver´s license in order to buy a car. low form
친구를 만나기 위해서 외출할거예요. I'm going to go out in order to meet my friend. polite informal form
살을 빼기 위해서 매일 운동을 해요. I work out everyday in order to lose weight. polite informal form
비자를 연장하기 위해서 어제 대사관에 갔어요. I went to embassy in order to extend my visa. polite informal form
한국어를 배우기 위해서 일주일에 3번 어학당에 가요. I go to language school 3 times a week in order to learn Korean. polite informal form


Usage Exceptions

  • Example

Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also

snu level 3 chapt 23 yonsei pg 334