(으)ㄴ 지 N 되다

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Description

Verb + (으)ㄴ 지 + Noun indicating time duration + 되다 : Expressing how long it has been since an action or condition began; to be N since V

Notes

  • The words "지나다", "흐르다" and "넘다" could also be used to replace "되다".

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: V + ㄴ 지 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 오다 → 온 지
Rule 2: V + 은지 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 먹다 → 먹은 지


Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
한국에 온 지 얼마나 됐어요? How long have you been in Korea? Polite informal form
한국에 온 지 2년 됐어요. I've been in Korea for 2 years. Polite informal form
한국말을 배우기 시작한 지 3달 됐어요. I've been 3 months since I started learning Korean. Polite informal form
결혼한 지 5년 됐어. I've been married for five years. Low form
출발한 지 10분 됐어요. I've started 10 minutes ago. Polite informal form
여기에서 일한 지 1년 됐어요. I've been working here for 1 year. Polite informal form
기다린 지 얼마나 됐어요? How long have you been waiting? Polite informal form
철수와 같이 산 지 10년 됐어요. I've been living with Chul Su for 10 years. Polite informal form
약 먹은 지 5시간 됐어요. I've taken a medicine 5 hours ago. Polite informal form
영희와 사귄 지 3개월 됐어. I've been dating with Young Hee for 3 months. Low form


Pronunciation

  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also

  • Related topic or grammar