Decoded Slug: ~어/아 서다 [eo/a seoda] (After doing)

Korean Grammar Point
~어/아 서다 [eo/a seoda] (After doing)

~어/아 서다 [eo/a seoda] (After doing)

Short explanation:

This is used to express the natural sequence of events. After action A is completed, action B naturally follows.


Verb stem + ~어/아 서 + 다 at end, if the verb stem ends in vowel use ~아서다, if it ends in consonant use ~어서다.


집에 가서 밥을 먹고 나서 공부해야 해요.
Jibe gaseo bapeul meokgo naseo gongbuhaya haeyo.
I have to go home, eat my meal, and then study.
요가 수업에 참석하고 나서 몸이 더 유연해질 것이에요.
Yoga sueobe chamseokhago naseo momi deo yuyeonhaejil geosieyo.
After attending a yoga class, my body will become more flexible.
시험을 마치고 나서 휴식을 취하려고 합니다.
Siheomeul machigo naseo hyusigeul chwiharyeogo habnida.
I plan to take a rest after finishing the exam.
운동하고 나서 단백질 섭취를 늘릴 필요가 있어요.
Undonghago naseo danbaekjil seobchwireul neulril pillyoga isseoyo.
I need to increase my protein intake after exercise.

Long explanation:

The ~어/아 서다 [eo/a seoda] construction is used in Korean grammar to express that one action follows another naturally. The action in the first part of the sentence is something that is completed before the action in the second part of the sentence. It implies causality, but not in the way of making something happen, more in the way of allowing something to happen. It's used in the natural sequence of events, where one thing leads to the next.

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