N 되다

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Noun + 이/가 되다: This pattern means to become (Noun).


  • The conjugated form of 되어 can be contracted to 돼.

Conjugation Rule

  • The subject marker 이/가 is added to the noun, followed by the verb 되다.
    • If the noun ends in a consonant, add 이.
    • If the noun ends in a vowel, add 가.
Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Noun + 가 되다 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침 부자가 되다
Rule 2: Noun + 이 되다 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem 학생이 되다

Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
나는 배우가 되고 싶어요. I want to become an actor. polite informal form
나는 선생님이 될 거예요. I want to become a teacher. polite informal form
저의 아들은 20살이 되었어요. My son became twenty. polite informal form
우리는 친구가 되었어요. We became friends. polite informal form
저는 어릴 때 고아가 되었어요. I was orphaned when I was child. polite informal form
우리 아빠는 대머리가 됐어. My father became baldheaded. low form
나 임신했어. 난 곧 엄마가 될거야. I'm pregnant. I'll become a mother soon. low form
내 동생은 올해 대학생이 되었어요. My brother became a university student this year. polite informal form
한국은 거의 여름이 되었어요. The summer is around the corner in Korea. polite informal form
봄이 되면 따뜻해 집니다. It gets warm when spring comes. formal form

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