Decoded Slug: 아/어/여야 되다 [a/eo/yeoya doeda] (Must, have to)

Korean Grammar Point
아/어/여야 되다 [a/eo/yeoya doeda] (Must, have to)

아/어/여야 되다 [a/eo/yeoya doeda] (Must, have to)

Short explanation:

This grammar point is used to express 'must' or 'have to' and indicates something necessary to be done.


Action Verb Stems with 아/어/여 + 야 되다


병원에 가려면 건강 검사를 받아야 돼요. 그래야 집에서 똑바로 공부할 수 있을 것 같아요.
Byeongwone garyeomyeon geongang geomsa-reul bad-aya dwaeyo. Geuraeya jib-eseo ttokbaro gongbuhal su isseul geos gat-aeyo.
You have to get a health checkup if you want to go to the hospital. Only then will I think I can study properly at home.
이번 달의 매출을 증가시키기 위해선 더 많은 고객들을 끌어들여야 돼요. 그래야 월급을 받을 수 있을 거예요.
Ibeon dal-ui maechul-eul jeunggasisikigi wihaeseon deo manheun gogaegdeul-eul kkeul-eodeulyeoya dwaeyo. Geuraeya wolgeub-eul bad-eul su iss-eul geoyeyo.
To increase this month's sales, you have to attract more customers. That's the only way you can get your salary.
학교에 가기 전에아침 식사를해서야 돼요. 그래야 하루 종일 에너지를 유지할 수 있어요.
Hakgyoe gagi jeoneachim sigsareul haeseoya dwaeyo. Geuraeya haru jong-il eneojireul yuji hal su iss-eoyo.
You must have breakfast before going to school. That's the only way to maintain energy all day.
나는 내일 시험이 있기 때문에오늘 밤에 공부해야 돼요. 그러지 않으면 제 시험 점수가 나빠질 거예요.
Naneun naeil siheomi iss-gi ttaemuneoneul bam-e gongbuhaeya dwaeyo. Geureoji anh-eumyeon je siheom jeomsuga nappajil geoyeyo.
I have to study tonight because I have an exam tomorrow. If not, my test scores will be bad.

Long explanation:

The '아/어/여야 되다 [a/eo/yeoya doeda]' grammar point conveys an obligation or a necessity for something to happen. It is similar to the expressions 'must' or 'have to' in English. It is used when the speaker wants to express a necessary or compulsory action that should happen in certain circumstances. It is used with action verbs.

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