Decoded Slug: ~게 하다 [ge hada] (Make/let someone do)

Korean Grammar Point
~게 하다 [ge hada] (Make/let someone do)

~게 하다 [ge hada] (Make/let someone do)

Short explanation:

This is a way to indicate that you are making or allowing someone else do something.

Formation:

Verb Stem + 게 + 하다

Examples:

엄마는 저를 매일 한 시간 동안 피아노를 연습하게 했어요.
Eommaneun jeoreul maeil han shigan dongan pianoreul yeonseuphage haesseoyo.
My mother made me practice the piano for an hour every day.
선생님은 학생들이 공부하게 했는데, 그것이 좋은 성적을 받을 수 있는 유일한 방법이라고 생각했어요.
Seonsaengnimeun hagsaengdeul-i gongbu hage haessneunde, geugeos-i joheun seongjeog-eul bad-eul su issneun yuilhan bangbeob-ilago saeng-gaghaess-eoyo.
The teacher made the students study, thinking that it was the only way to get good grades.
아버지는 저를 이 일에 대해 생각하게 했습니다, 이 일은 중요한 결정을 필요로 하고 있었습니다.
Abeojineun jeoreul i ire daehae saenggakhage haessseubnida, i ireun jung-yohan gyeoljeong-eul piryo-ro hago isseossseubnida.
My father made me think about this matter, it required an important decision.
나는 내 친구에게 서울에 간다고 말하게 했습니다, 그는 그 정보를 알아야 했습니다.
Naneun nae chingu-ege seoul-e gandago mal hage haessseubnida, geuneun geu jeongbo-reul al-a-ya haessseubnida.
I made my friend say that he is going to Seoul, he needed to know that information.

Long explanation:

`~게 하다 [ge hada]` is a Korean grammar form used to express that someone is making or allowing someone else to do something. This structure often indicates a persuading, ordering, permitting, or causing action to happen. In English, it's similar to the expressions 'make someone do something' or 'let someone do something'.
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