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Verb + 자마자 : This grammar pattern is indicate something happening immediately after another event. Approximately equivalent to saying as soon as ~.



  • Special pronunciation rule?

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Verb + 자마자 If there is no 받침 or if the adjective/verb stem has ㄹ as a 받침 오다 → 오자마
Rule 2: Verb + 자마자 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adjective/verb stem 눕다 → 눕자마자

Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
피곤해서 눕자마자 잠에 들었어요. I was tired, so as soon as I laid down I fell asleep.
집에 오자마자 손을 씻으세요. I washed my hands as soon as I came home.
철수는 아침에 일어나자마자 학교에 갔어. As soon as Chul Su woke up, he went to school.
수업 마치자마자 집에 올게요. As soon as class finishes, I'll come home.
미국에 도착하자마자 전화할게. As soon as I arrive in America, I'll call you.
시험이 끝나자마자 결과가 발표되었어요.
어떤 아기가 나를 보자마자 울기 시작했어. Some baby started crying as soon as he/she saw me.
나랑 영희는 만나자마자 친해졌어. Young Hee became close with me from the moment we met.
영희는 남자친구가 군대에 가자마자 다른 남자를 만났어. As soon as Young Hee's boyfriend went to the military, she found another guy.

See Also