Decoded Slug: 아/어/여 가지다 [a/eo/yeo gajida] (Have, possess)

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아/어/여 가지다 [a/eo/yeo gajida] (Have, possess)

아/어/여 가지다 [a/eo/yeo gajida] (Have, possess)

Short explanation:

This is used when describing oneself or others having or possessing certain qualities, appearances, or characteristics.


(Adjective Stem) 아/어/여 가지다


그녀는 아름다운 눈을 가지고 있어요, 마치 밤하늘에 빛나는 별처럼 반짝여요.
Geunyeoneun areumdaun nuneul gajigo isseoyo, machi bamhaneure bitnaneun byeolcheoreom banjjagyeoyo.
She has beautiful eyes that sparkle like stars in the night sky.
저는 좋은 친구를 많이 가지고 있어요, 그래서 항상 외롭지 않아요.
Jeoneun joeun chingureul mani gajigo isseoyo, geuraeseo hangsang oeropji anhayo.
I have many good friends, so I am never lonely.
우리 회사는 강력한 경쟁력을 가지고 있어야해요, 그래야 성장할 수 있어요.
Uri hoesaneun gangryeokhan gyeongjaengryeogeul gajigo isseoyahaeyo, geuraeya seongjanghal su isseoyo.
Our company needs to have strong competitiveness, otherwise we won't be able to grow.
그는 뛰어난 능력을 가지고 있어서 어떤 일이든지 해낼 수 있어요.
Geuneun ttwieonan neungryeogeul gajigo isseoseo eotteon irideunji haenael su isseoyo.
He has outstanding ability, so he can do anything.

Long explanation:

'아/어/여 가지다 [a/eo/yeo gajida]' implies 'having' or 'possessing' certain qualities, traits, characteristics, or appearances. It is often used when the speaker wants to express someone's possessing certain aspects confidently or conclusively. This formation is used to express a static state, rather than an action or event. It can also be used when affirming the existence of certain tangible or intangible things and is often used with adjectives.

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