Level 7 Lesson 26 / on top of …, in addition to … / -(으/느)ㄴ 데다가


In this TTMIK lesson, we will introduce the verb ending -(으/느)ㄴ 데다가. By adding this ending to a verb stem, you will be able to say “In addition to -verb-…” or “On top of -verb-…”, allowing you to construct sentences such as “In addition to being smart, Kyunghwa is also really pretty” or “Hyunwoo is an author on top of being a business owner also”. With this verb ending, the possibilities are endless and your Korean sentences will sound much more fluent. Thanks for studying with us!

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Level 7 Lesson 26 / on top of …, in addition to … / -(으/느)ㄴ 데다가
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  • artyom

    wow certainly 경은 not only pretty but also personality is good as well.
    So love your lessons!!! Download every lesson from the beginning to last loading! I just dont know how to express my gratitude to you, really! =))) So amazing!

  • 크리스틴

    선생님 안녕하세요?
    저는 한국어를 공부하다가 질문이 생겼습니다.
    그 (으/느)ㄴ 데다가 하고 (뿐만아니라) 정말 비슷한데 그 두 문법은 어떻게 다릅니까?

    • Sam

      I was also wondering about that. Good question. ^^

    • Miss Orson

      Although I’m not one of those teachers, I think I can help you. 😉
      The meaning of phrases is same but 뿐만 아니라 seems more formal and quite… academic? diplomatic?… Anyway, we korean people usually don’t say that phrase in daily conversation but it’s commonly used When formality is needed. i.e. 경기가 안 좋아졌을 뿐만 아니라 물가도 올랐다. / 피부가 거칠어졌을 뿐만 아니라 뾰루지도 났다.

    • majpark

      No big difference in the context. Exactly the same.

      “~ㄴ 데다가” sounds more familiar to me.
      “~뿐만 아니라” appears in the books or news, I guess.

      You may replace one with the other, though.

  • iNGRID

    I have a suggestionabout the verbs. I think it will be great if you can do examples with the same verbs for at least for lessons. So you can introduce new verbs and through the example’s lessons we can repeated and learn them.

  • rigo

    thank you for this great lesson

  • 안녕하세요~!

    좀 전에 이 sentence ending 봤는데요 ㅎㅎ


  • 경은선생님의 목소리가 진짜 좋더라구요. 부드러워서 많이 듣고싶어요~~~ 너무 귀여웠거든요 ㅋㅋ ‘한번도요~~ 경은씨는~~ 이뻐…’ ‘Moving on’ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    현우선생님도 설명을 잘 하시고 재미있게 얘기를 하세요! 선생님들 부탁드려요! 고마워서 시간있을땐 번역으로 도와드릴께요 ^^

  • 안녕 하세요, 경은선생님 목소리 너무줗아요.

  • heiii

    I realized that this 데다가 word doesn’t exist in english as one word but in finnish it does 😀 데다가 could be translated as “lisäksi” in finnish, i don’t know why I said this but I find it cool XD

  • kyu-ree

    그때부터 Karaoke가 일본에서 유명한 데다가 아시아까지 유명해졌습니다.

    Is this correct?? ^^”

  • Ronnie (로니)

    경은 씨는 예쁜 데다가 목소리도 듣기 좋아요.

    이거 맞아요? =)

  • Eman

    여기 비싼 데다가, 편리한도 없어요.

    그 사람이 재미있은 데다가 친절한도 좋아요.

    그 사람은 노래 정말 잘하는 데다가 춤도 좋아요.

  • 정지혜

    김치는 매운 데다가 맛있어요.

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    1) In addition to studying at a top University, I also want to learn playing guitar.
    – 좋은 대학교에 공부하는 데다가, 기타도 배우고 싶어요

    2) On top of being first in his class, MinHo is also good looking
    – 민호 씨는 일등인 데다가, 잘 생기도 있어요

    3) On top of being an artist, she is also a good actor.
    – 그녀는 예슬간 데다가, 좋은 배우예요

    4) In addition to being tasty, Kimchi is also very spicy.
    – 김치는 맛있는 데다가, 매운도 많아요

    5) In addition to being expensive, this bag is not that good.
    – 이 가방은 비싼 데다가, 별료 안 좋아요

    I have a few doubts in this lesson and the sentences above.
    1) Is the -도 part mandatory, or it’s optional depending on the sentences.
    2) In the sentences 2 & 3 is the ending correct. Something seems off.

    Can someone please explain me? 감사합니다!!

  • Mohammed M Bakri

    All the examples are 상태동사
    동작을 쓸 수 없어요?

  • Dania Freih

    1. 이 식당은 비싼 데다가, 음식이 너무 늦게 나와서 가기 싫어요.
    2. 우리 동생이 귀여운 데다가 진짜 웃겨요.
    3. 서울은 사람이 많은 데다가 겨울에 너무 추워도 정말 가고 싶어요.

  • TinaMusicFairy

    – TTMIK 선생님들은 다 좋은 데다가 내가 좋아하는 재미있는 성격도 있어요.
    in addition to being skilled TTMIK teachers have a fun personality that I like.
    – 그녀는 예쁜 데다가 일도 잘 해요.
    – 그 사람은 좋은 일자리를 가지는 데가다 차를 가져요.
    – 날씨는 더운 데가가 습기가 높아요.

  • Gavin Moore

    1. 분희기 나쁜 데다가 비싸는 편 이예잔아요.
    In addition to having a bad atmosphere, its expensive too.

    2. 내 일정이 구조한 데다가 간단해.
    My schedule is very structured in addition to being simple.

    3. 제 관심은 전통적인 한국음식이 건강한 데다가 맛있언가봐요.
    In my view, traditional Korean food seems healthy in addition to being tasty.

    4. 그 학생은 수줍운 데다가 영어를 잘 못해요.
    In addition to being shy, that student isn’t good English.

    5. 예쁜 데다가 얼티밋을 잘해.
    In addition to being pretty, (she’s) also good at Ultimate.

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  • Hyuda

    오늘 피곤한 데다가 머리도 아파요.
    Today, on top of being tired, I have headache.

  • Imogen Eve Blair

    제 이웃사람은 시끄러운 데다가 밤에 피아노도 잘못 치는 편이에요 = In addition to being noisy, my neighbour also plays the piano badly at night.
    그녀는 똑똑한 데다가 친절해요. = In addition to being smart, she’s also kind.
    NAME은 게으른 데다가 지저분해도 = On top of being lazy NAME is also dirty/messy.

  • Kam

    제 개는 귀여운 데다가 미쳐도 것 같아요
    저는 자연스럽게 유연한 데다가, 저 더 유연해 위해 열심히도 연습해요
    지미 씨는 너무 바쁜 데다가, 하는 숙제도 많아서 집도 청소해야 해 그래서 오늘은 영화 같이 갈 수 없어요