Level 3 Lesson 17 / in order to, for the sake of / 위하다, 위해, 위해서

안녕하세요! Welcome back to our lessons! We all know that all of our listeners are working hard to achieve fluency in Korean! Today, we are going to find out how to say “for the sake of” “in order for” or “in order to” in Korean, so that you can say things like “for health”, “for the sake of health”, or “in order to speak Korean well” in Korean.

The expression introduced in this lesson is not very commonly used in spoken Korean, but you will hear it very often in TV shows or songs, so it will be very useful to know it!

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Level 3 Lesson 17 / in order to, for the sake of / 위하다, 위해, 위해서
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  • ryebun17

    1. 동생이한테 돌보기 위해서 저한테 영화를 못 봐요.
    2. 어제 청취자를 위해 렛선 녹음했어요.
    3. 용서하기 위해서 내일 친구를 만나서 이야기할 거예요.
    4. 잠을 위해서 베개를 사야 돼요.

    1. In order to look over my brother, I can’t watch the movie with you.
    2. Yesterday I recorded a lesson for the sake of my listeners.
    3. In order to forgive, I’m going to meet and then talk to my friend tomorrow.
    4. For the sake of sleeping, I have to buy a pillow.

  • Violaine Toutée

    1. 우리 가족을 위해 열심히 일해야 되요.
    (I) have to work hard for my family.
    2. 돈을 모으기 위해서 레스토랑에서 먹은 걸 멈출 거예요.
    To gather money, (I) will stop eating at restaurants.