Decoded Slug: ~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda] (Keep, leave)

Korean Grammar Point
~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda] (Keep, leave)

~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda] (Keep, leave)

Short explanation:

Used to express the idea of leaving or keeping something in a certain state or condition.


Verb stem + 아/어 + 두다


사랑하는 사람을 위해 좋은 추억을 만들어 두는 것이 중요해요.
Saranghaneun sarameul wihae joheun chueogeul mandeureo duneun geosi jungyoaeyo.
It's important to create and keep good memories for the person you love.
요리를 너무 많이 만들었어요, 나중에 먹기 위해 냉장고에 저장해 두었어요.
Yorireul neomu manhi mandeureosseoyo, najunge meokgi wihae naengjanggoe jeojanghae dueosseoyo.
I made too much food, so I left it in the refrigerator for later.
공부하다가 모르는 단어를 찾으면 노트에 적어 두는 것이 좋아요.
Gongbuhadaga moreuneun daneoreul chajeumyeon noteue jeogeoduneun geosi joayo.
When studying, if you come across a word you don't know, it's good to write it down and keep it.
나는 나의 꿈을 이루기 위해 항상 노력을 아끼지 않고 노력해 두었어요.
Naneun nayi kkumeul irugi wihae hangsang noryeogeul akkiji anhgo noryeokhae dueosseoyo.
I always made an effort and kept striving for my dream without holding back on any efforts.

Long explanation:

'~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda]' is a Korean grammar pattern used to indicate the act of leaving something in a specific state or keeping it as it is for a certain period of time. It often implies an intentional act to maintain or preserve something for future use or reference. The form will change depending on the verb stem – if it ends with a vowel, '아 두다' is used; if the verb stem ends with a consonant, '어 두다' is typically used.

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