Decoded Slug: ~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda] (Leave something in a state)

Korean Grammar Point
~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda] (Leave something in a state)

~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda] (Leave something in a state)

Short explanation:

This grammar is used to express an intentional action to leave something or someone in a certain state or condition.


Verb stem + 아/어 + 두다


나는 창문을 열어 두었어, 그래서 공기가 좋아질 것 같아.
Naneun changmuneul yeolo dueosseo, geuraeseo gongiga joajil geot gata.
I left the window open, so I think the air will get better.
그는 책을 탁자 위에 놓아 두었어, 나중에 다시 읽을 준비가 되었어.
Geuneun chaekeul takja wi-e noha dueosseo, najunge dasi ilgeul junbiga doe-eosseo.
He left the book on the table, ready to read again later.
나는 전화를 끊어 두었어, 대화가 너무 어려웠어.
Naneun jeonhwaleul kkeunheo dueosseo, daehwaga neomu eoryeosseo.
I left the phone call disconnected, the conversation was too difficult.
타오르는 난로 옆에 차를 따뜻하게 두었어.
Taoreuneun nanlo yeope chareul ttatteuthage dueosseo.
I left the tea warm by the burning heater.

Long explanation:

The '~아/어 두다 [a/eo duda]' form is used in Korean grammar to indicate the deliberate act of leaving something or someone in a certain state or condition. In English, this is often translated as 'to leave something in a state'. It is constructed by attaching 아/어 to the stem of an action verb followed by 두다. The form of 아/어 will depend on the final vowel of the verb stem.

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