Decoded Slug: (이)나 [(i)na] (Or)

Korean Grammar Point
(이)나 [(i)na] (Or)

(이)나 [(i)na] (Or)

Short explanation:

Used to express alternatives; 'or'.


Noun/Verb + 이나


피자나 햄버거 중에 무엇을 먹고 싶어요?
Pijana haembeogeo junge mueoseul meokgo sip-eoyo?
Do you want to eat pizza or a hamburger?
저는 주말에 친구들이랑 영화보러 가거나 쇼핑을 하러 갈 거예요.
Jeoneun jumare chingudeulirang yeonghwaboreo gageona syopingeul hareo gal geoyeyo.
I'll go to watch a movie with my friends or go shopping on the weekend.
빨래나 설거지 같은 집안일을 해야 해요.
Ppallaena seolgeoji gateun jibanil-eul haeya haeyo.
I have to do household chores like laundry or dishes.
오늘 밤에는 숙제를 하거나 책을 읽을 거예요.
Oneul bameun sukjeleul hageona chaegeul ilgeul geoyeyo.
Tonight, I will do homework or read a book.

Long explanation:

'(이)나 [(i)na]' is a connective particle used in Korean to suggest alternative options or choices. It is similar to 'or' in English. This grammar point is often used to give or ask for choices between two or more items or situations. It can also be used after a verb to express doing something else in addition to the mentioned action.

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