Decoded Slug: (으)ㄴ/는 편이다 [(eu)n/neun pyeonida] (Tend to)

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(으)ㄴ/는 편이다 [(eu)n/neun pyeonida] (Tend to)

(으)ㄴ/는 편이다 [(eu)n/neun pyeonida] (Tend to)

Short explanation:

Used to express someone’s tendency, habit or characteristic.


Descriptive verb + 는 편이다 / Action verb + ㄴ 편이다


그는 일찍 일어나는 편이에요, 주말에도 항상 아침 일찍 일어나요.
Geuneun iljjik ireonaneun pyeonieyo, jumalgdo hangsang achim iljjik ireonayo.
He tends to wake up early, he always wakes up early in the morning even on weekends.
저는 매운 음식을 잘 먹는 편이에요, 캡사이신이 많이 들어간 음식을 좋아해요.
Jeoneun ma-eun eumsigeul jal meogneun pyeonieyo, kaepsaisini manhige deureogan eumsigeul johahaeyo.
I tend to eat spicy food well, I like food with a lot of capsaicin.
우리 동생은 안전을 중시하는 편이에요, 그래서 항상 안전벨트를 착용해요.
Uri dongsaengeun anjeoneul jungsihaneun pyeonieyo, geuraeseo hangsang anjeonbelteureul chak-yonghaeyo.
My younger sibling tends to prioritize safety, so he always wears a seatbelt.
나는 책을 읽는 편이에요, 특히 공상 과학 소설을 많이 읽어요.
Naneun chaekeul ilkneun pyeonieyo, teukhi gongsang gwahak suseoreul manhi ilkeoyo.
I tend to read books, especially science fiction novels.

Long explanation:

The phrase '(으)ㄴ/는 편이다 [(eu)n/neun pyeonida]' is used in Korean to indicate a tendency, habit, or characteristic that someone frequently exhibits. This construction can be used to refer to behaviors, preferences, or characteristics that are habitual or typical for someone. It is used with action and descriptive verbs, after which either '는 편이다' or 'ㄴ 편이다' is added depending on whether the final syllable of the verb stem ends with a vowel or a consonant.

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