놓다 Has Multiple Meanings

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

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

Examples:

손잡이를 놓다
to let go of the handrail

손잡이를 놓지 마세요. 위험해요.
Don’t let go of the handrail. It’s dangerous.

이 손 놔.
Let go of my hand.

 

책상 위에 컵을 놓다
to set a cup on a desk

이 컵 어디에 놓을까요?
Where should I put this cup?

지갑을 놓고 왔어요.
I left my wallet.

주연 씨 지갑 소파 위에 놓았어요.
Jooyeon, I left your wallet on the sofa.

 

마음을 놓다
to be at ease

제가 다 할게요. 마음 푹 놓아요.
I’ll do everything. You can breathe easy.

마음 놓고, 실컷 놀아요.
Relax and have as much fun as you want.

말을 놓다
to lower the level of speech

저한테 말 놓으세요.
Speak casually with me.

모두 말을 놓기로 했어요.
We decided to speak casually.


 

놓다 Has Multiple Meanings