기르다 Has Multiple Meanings

What meaning do you associate with the Korean verb 기르다? Here are some of its diverse meanings.


Many Korean verbs have multiple meanings and usages, and 기르다 is no exception. In this video lesson by Talk To Me In Korean, you can learn how to use 기르다 in various contexts through realistic sample sentences.

Examples:

동물을 기르다 to raise an animal
아이를 기르다 to raise a child
새를 기르고 있어요. I am raising a bird.
어렸을 때 고양이를 길렀어요. I raised a cat when I was younger.

인내심을 기르다to learn patience
인내심을 길러요. Have patience.
체력을 기르기 위해 운동을 했어요. I exercised to improve my strength.

머리를 기르다 to grow hair.
수염을 기르다 to grow facial hair.
수염을 기르고 있어요. He is growing out his facial hair.
머리를 길게 길렀어요. I grew my hair out long.
일찍 일어나는 습관을 길러요. Get in the habit of waking up early.
약속을 지키는 습관을 기르면 좋아요. It’s good to get in the habit of keeping your promises.


 

기르다 Has Multiple Meanings