Level 5 Lesson 26 / Instead of … / 대신에, -는 대신에

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Welcome to another episode of TalkToMeInKorean! In this lesson, we are going to look at how to say “instead of” in Korean. The key expression to remember here is “대신에” [dae-si-ne].

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Level 5 Lesson 26 / Instead of … / 대신에, -는 대신에
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  • Matt

    다른 색 대신에 그 색 입어라. = Wear this colour instead of that other colour.
    임식 사는 대신에 티켓을 살 주세요. = Since I bought the food, please buy the tickets.
    공부하는 대신에 잦야겠어요. = Instead of studying, you should sleep.

    감사합니다 for the lesson.

  • 야신

    해리 포터 책 대신에 제가 다른 책을 읽고 싶어요. (Instead of the Harry Potter book, I want to read a other/different book).

    극장에 가는 대신에 저랑 같이 놀이 공원에 올 수 있습니다. (Instead of going to the theater, you can come to the to the amusement park with me).

    저는 자동차를 가져오는 대신에, 김치를 요리해 주세요? (I will bring the car, but in return would you like to cook kimchi for me?).

  • these mistakes drive me nuts ^.^” in 8:50 she made a mistake when she got confused he didn’t correct it instead he said “why the long pause” xD

  • 공부는 대신 케임을 놀아했었어용 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • 재미있고 고맙습니다

  • also is pdf 여행을 가는 대신에 아르바이트를 했어요 is not in the past
    the past should be 여행을 가는 대신에 알바이트를 했었어요 right ?

    • 현미

      해요 is present.
      했어요 is past.

  • 현미

    1. 오늘은 커피 대신에 녹차를 주세요. = Today, instead of coffee, please give me green tea.
    2. 이번 주 날씨는 지난 주에 비해서 추운 편이니까 티셔츠 대신에 스웨터를 입었어요. = The weather this week is rather cold compared to last week, so I’m wearing a sweater instead of a t-shirt.
    3. 내가 점심 살게. 대신에 수학 숙제를 도와 줘야 돼. = I’ll buy lunch. In return, you have to help me with math homework.

    • 안톤

      I think in the third one 살게 should be 사 줄게 if you wanna emphasize I’ll treat you lunch.

    • 현미

      점심 살게 is used a lot. either one works.

  • 안톤

    주즈 마시는 대신에 재가 과일 을 먹었어요. Instead of drinking juice, I ate fruits.
    비싼 자동차를 사는 대신에 돈을 모얐어요. Instead of buying an expensive car, I saved my money.
    시험을 준비 하는 대신에 어제 밖에 놀았어요. Instead of preparing for the exam, he hung out outside yesterday.