Decoded Slug: ~어/아 두다 [eo/a duda] (To stop doing)

Korean Grammar Point
~어/아 두다 [eo/a duda] (To stop doing)

~어/아 두다 [eo/a duda] (To stop doing)

Short explanation:

This grammar point is used to express stopping or quitting an action.


Verb + 어/아 두다


아무래도 문제를 풀기가 너무 어려워서 결국 문제를 풀어 두었어요.
Amuraedo munjeleul pulgiga neomu eoryeowoseo gyeolguk munjeleul pureo dueosseoyo.
The problem was too difficult to solve, so I eventually stopped solving it.
오늘은 너무 피곤해서 중간에 운동을 마무리하여 두었어요.
Oneuleun neomu pigonhaeseo junggane undongeul mamurihayeo dueosseoyo.
I was so tired today that I stopped in the middle of the exercise.
이 책은 이해하기가 어렵기 때문에 계속 읽어 두었습니다.
I chaeg-eun ihaehagiga eoryeopgi ttaemune gyesok ilgeo dueotsseumnida.
Because this book is difficult to understand, I stopped reading it.
커피를 마시다가 너무 졸리기 시작해서 마셔 두었어요.
Keopi-reul masidaga neomu jolligi sijakhaeseo masheo dueosseoyo.
I fell so asleep while drinking coffee, so I stopped drinking it.

Long explanation:

'~어/아 두다 [eo/a duda]' is used to indicate stopping or quitting an action in Korean. When this grammar point is used, it gives the sense that the action from the verb is being ceased or given up. It's often used to express an action that has been stopped in the middle without completion.

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