Decoded Slug: ~기로 하다 [giro hada] (Decide to)

Korean Grammar Point
~기로 하다 [giro hada] (Decide to)

~기로 하다 [giro hada] (Decide to)

Short explanation:

Used to express the decision to do something.


Verb stems + 기로 하다


나는 매일 아침 운동하기로 결정했어요, 그래서 날씨가 춥더라도 매일 아침을 운동하고 있어요.
Naneun maeil achim undonghagiro gyeoljeonghaesseoyo, geuraeseo nalssiga chupdeorado maeil achimeul undonghago isseoyo.
I have decided to exercise every morning, so I exercise every morning even if the weather is cold.
우리 모두 내년에 함께 여행 가기로 했어요, 그래서 지금부터 돈을 모으기로 했어요.
Uri modu naenyeone hamkke yeohaeng gagiro haesseoyo, geuraeseo jigeumbuteo doneul moeugiro haesseoyo.
We all decided to go on a trip together next year, so we decided to start saving money from now on.
그는 올해 안에 흡연을 끊기로 결정했어요, 그래서 그는 담배를 더 이상 사지 않기로 했어요.
Geuneun olhae ane heubsyeoneul kkeungiro gyeoljeonghaesseoyo, geuraeseo geuneun dambaeleul deo isang saji angiro haesseoyo.
He decided to quit smoking within this year, so he decided not to buy cigarettes anymore.
회사는 직원들의 안전을 위해 매주 금요일 마스크를 착용하기로 했어요.
Hoesaneun jigweondeul-ui anjeon-eul wihae maeju geum-yoil maskeu leul chak-yonghagiro haesseoyo.
The company decided to wear masks every Friday for the safety of its employees.

Long explanation:

'~기로 하다 [giro hada]' is a grammatical structure in Korean used when expressing the idea of deciding to do something. This can be used when referring to personally made decisions, decisions made with someone else, or even when referring to pre-arranged plans or established rules. It conveys the idea of resolution or determination to carry out an action in the future.

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