Decoded Slug: ~아/어야지 [a/eoyaji] (I'm going to)

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~아/어야지 [a/eoyaji] (I'm going to)

~아/어야지 [a/eoyaji] (I'm going to)

Short explanation:

Expresses speaker's strong intention or resolution to do something in the future.


Verb stem + 아/어야지


진짜 공부를 더 열심히 해야지, 이번에는 정말로 성적을 높이기 위해 노력할 것이다.
Jinjja gongbureul deo yeolsimhi haeyaji, ibeoneun jeongmallo seongjeogeul nopigi wihae noryeokhal geotida.
I really should study harder, this time I am really going to work hard to raise my grades.
내일 아침에 일어나서 운동을 해야지, 건강을 위해 더 신경 써야겠어.
Naeil achime ireonaseo undongeul haeyaji, geongangeul wihae deo singyeong sseoyagesseo.
I am going to wake up tomorrow morning and work out, I need to pay more attention to my health.
이제는 진짜로 흡연을 그만두어야지, 내 건강이 너무 걱정돼서 결심했다.
Ijeneun jinjjaro heupyeoneul geumandueoyaji, nae geongangi neomu geokjeongdwaeseo gyeolsimhaetda.
Now I really have to quit smoking, I've made up my mind because I'm too worried about my health.
엄마에게 전화를 해야지, 꽤 오랜 시간이 지났으니 연락을 좀 더 자주해야겠어.
Eommaege jeonhwareul haeyaji, kkwae orae sigani jinasseuni yeonrageul jom deo jajuhaeyagesseo.
I should call my mom, it's been quite some time so I need to keep in touch more frequently.

Long explanation:

The '~아/어야지 [a/eoyaji]' grammatical form is used to express a speaker's determination or strong intention towards something that will or should happen in the future. It can be used when announcing a decision or making a strong resolution. It is often used with first person subjects, referring to the speaker or the speaker's group.

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