Decoded Slug: ~어야지 [eoyaji] (Intention, resolution)

Korean Grammar Point
~어야지 [eoyaji] (Intention, resolution)

~어야지 [eoyaji] (Intention, resolution)

Short explanation:

Used to express a speaker's intention or resolution, equivalent to 'I should' or 'I must' in English.


Verb stem + 어야지


저는 내일이 시험이니까 오늘은 공부해야지, 그래야 내일 시험에 잘 볼 수 있을 거예요.
Jeoneun naeiri siheom-inikka oneureun gongbuhaeyaji, geuraeya naeil siheom-e jal bol su isseul geoyeyo.
Since I have a test tomorrow, I must study today, so that I can do well on the test tomorrow.
다이어트를 해야지, 내 몸은 건강을 위해 좋은 음식을 먹어야 해요.
Daieteureul haeyaji, nae momeun geongangeul wihae joheun eumsigeul meogeoya haeyo.
I should diet, my body needs to eat good food for health.
집안일을 해야지, 나는 내 방을 청소하려고 계획하고 있어요.
Jib-an-il-eul haeyaji, naneun nae bang-eul cheongsohago gyehoekhago isseoyo.
I should do the housework, I'm planning to clean my room.
저는 다음 주에 시험이있으니까 소설 보다는 공부하는 시간을 확보해야지.
Jeoneun da-eum ju-e siheomiisseunikka soseol bodaneun gongbuhan-eun sigan-eul hwagbohaeyaji.
I should make time for study rather than reading novels, as I have an exam coming next week.

Long explanation:

'~어야지 [eoyaji]' is a language structure used in Korean to indicate the speaker’s resolve or intention. It often implies a determination or necessity to perform an action in the future and is, therefore, equivalent to the English expressions 'I should' or 'I must'. It is commonly used in sentences where the speaker is planning or making a firm decision to do something.

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