Decoded Slug: ~아/어 버리다 [a/eo beorida] (To completely)

Korean Grammar Point
~아/어 버리다 [a/eo beorida] (To completely)

~아/어 버리다 [a/eo beorida] (To completely)

Short explanation:

Used to express the notion of completely doing something or finishing an action.


Verb stem + ~아/어 버리다


저는 갑자기 발렌타인 데이 카드를 빠르게 만들어 버렸어요, 그런데 매우 만족스럽습니다.
Jeoneun gapjagi balrentain dei kadeu-reul ppareuge mandeureo beoryeosseoyo, geureonde maeu manjokseureopseumnida.
I suddenly made a Valentine's Day card quickly, but I am very satisfied.
객실 청소를 기다리다가 결국 나는 그냥 전부 청소해 버렸어요.
Gaesil cheongso-reul gidaridaga gyeolguk naneun geunyang jeonbu cheongsohae beoryeosseoyo.
After waiting for the room cleaning, I just ended up cleaning it all myself.
나는 돼지고기를 너무 좋아해서 한 번에 다 먹어 버렸어요.
Naneun dwaejigogireul neomu joahaseo han beone da meogeobeoryeosseoyo.
I like pork so much, I ate it all at once.
농담을 너무 심하게 해서 친구가 서운해 할까봐 걱정해서 죄송해해 버렸어요.
Nongdameul neomu simhage haeseo chinguga seounhae halkkabwa geokjeonghaeseo joesonghaehae beoryeosseoyo.
I made such a harsh joke that I ended up apologizing because I was worried my friend might be hurt.

Long explanation:

The phrase '~아/어 버리다 [a/eo beorida]' is attached to a verb stem in Korean and it is often used to indicate that an action has been completely or thoroughly done, often with a sense of finality. It can convey both positive and negative emotions depending on the context. It adds an emphasis on the completion or the end of an action, and sometimes it implies regret, surprise, or relief. This grammatical form is commonly used in casual and spoken Korean.

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