Level 5 Korean Grammar

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Almost did / -(으)ㄹ 뻔했다, 할 뻔했다

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-시- (honorific) / -시-, 하시다

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Good work / 수고

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I guess, I assume / -나 보다

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I guess, I assume – Part 2 / -(으)ㄴ가 보다

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Word builder 6 / 문(文)

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As soon as… / -자마자, 하자마자

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It is about to …, I am planning to … / -(으)려고 하다, 하려고 하다

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While I was doing, and then / -다가, 하다가

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(To say) that S + be / -(이)라고 + nouns

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Sentence Building Drill #3

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Noun + -(이)라는 + Noun / Someone that is called ABC / Someone who says s/he is XYZ

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Word Builder lesson 7 / 회 (會)

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Since, Because, As / -(으)니까

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At least, Instead, It might not be the best but… / -(이)라도

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Narrative Present Tense in Korean / -(ㄴ/는)다

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Quoting someone in Korean / -(ㄴ/는)다는, -(ㄴ/는)다고

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Whether or not / -(으)ㄴ/는지

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To tell someone to do something / Verb + -(으)라고 + Verb

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Sentence Building Drill #4

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Word Contractions - Part 3 (이거를 –> 이걸)

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Word builder 8 / 식 (食)

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It seems like … / I assume … / -(으)려나 보다

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Not A But B, Don’t do THIS but do THAT / 말고, -지 말고

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Compared to, Relatively / -에 비해서 -ㄴ/은/는 편이다 /

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Instead of … / 대신에, -는 대신에

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You know, Isn’t it, You see…, Come on… / -잖아(요)

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To have no other choice but to… / -(으)ㄹ 수밖에 없다

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they said that they had done …, they said that they would … / -았/었/였다고, -(으)ㄹ 거라고

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Sentence Building Drill #5

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Test Your Korean – Level 5 Dialogue in 100% Korean

While I was doing, and then / -다가, 하다가

Are you a person who can multitask effectively? If you are that kind of person you should study this grammar lesson. In this lesson, we look at how to use this verb ending -다가 [-da-ga]. This is very commonly used in Korean when you talk about gradual transition from one action to another or one situation to another.

When you want to say things like:

“I was on my bike and I fell.”

“I was cleaning my room when I found this.”

“She was watching a movie when she fell asleep.”

or

“She was studying in her room and then suddenly came up with this idea.”


you can use the verb ending -다가 with the first verb in the sentence. 


This is a commonly used verb ending in Korean when you are talking about a gradual transition from one action to another or one situation to another.

* The subject of the sentence should be the same for both of the verbs.


Conjugation

Verb stem + -다가


가다 (= to go) → 가다가

먹다 (= to eat) → 먹다가

놀다 (= to play) → 놀다가

자다 (= to sleep) → 자다가

전화하다 (= to call) → 전화하다가


Ex)

뛰다가 멈추다 = to be running and then stop

전화를 하다가 = while talking on the phone

전화를 하다가 잠이 들다 = to fall asleep while talking on the phone


Sample sentences

집에 오다가 친구를 만났어요.

= On my way home, I met a friend.

= While coming home, I bumped into a friend.


텔레비전을 보다가 잠이 들었어요.

= I was watching television and I fell asleep.

= I fell asleep while watching TV.


여행을 하다가 감기에 걸렸어요.

= I was traveling and I caught a cold.

= I caught a cold while traveling.


서울에서 살다가 제주도로 이사 갔어요.

= I was living in Seoul, and then I moved to Jeju Island.


뭐 하다가 왔어요?

= What were you doing before coming here?

= What is it that you were doing before you came here?

* You can use this phrase in 2 ways: when you are genuinely curious about what the other person was doing before arriving, or if the other person is late. 


집에서 공부하다가 나왔어요.

= I was studying at home and came outside.

= I was studying at home before I came outside.


밥 먹다가 전화를 받았어요.

= I was eating when I received the phone call.

= I was eating and then I received a phone call.


밖에 있다가 들어왔어요.

= I was outside and came inside.

= I was outside before I came inside.


어디에 있다가 지금 왔어요?

= Where were you before you came here now?

= Where have you been?


일하다가 잠깐 쉬고 있어요.

= I was working and now I’m taking a short break.

= I’m taking a short break from work.

Are you a person who can multitask effectively? If you are that kind of person you should study this grammar lesson. In this lesson, we look at how to use this verb ending -다가 [-da-ga]. This is very commonly used in Korean when you talk about gradual transition from one action to another or one situation to another.
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