Decoded Slug: ~이래 [irae] (Since)

Korean Grammar Point
~이래 [irae] (Since)

~이래 [irae] (Since)

Short explanation:

Used to express a certain period of time from a past point to the present; 'since'.


Verb(past tense) + 이래


제가 태어난 이래 가장 추운 겨울이었어요, 이렇게 추운 날씨를 경험한 적이 없어요.
Jega taeeonan irae gajang chuun gyeouliyeosseoyo, ireohge chuun nalssireul gyeongheomhan jeogi eopseoyo.
It was the coldest winter since I was born, I have never experienced such cold weather.
그가 학교를 졸업한 이래로 처음으로 그를 다시 만났어요.
Geuga hakgyoreul joleobhan iraero cheoeumeuro geureul dasi mannasseoyo.
I met him for the first time since he graduated from school.
요즘 우리 동네에 이사 온 이래로 친구가 한 명도 없어져서 정말로 외로워요.
Yojum uri dongne-e isa on iraero chinguga han myeongdo eopseojyeoseo jeongmalro oeroweoyo.
I've been really lonely since I moved to our neighborhood these days, as I have no friends at all.
퇴근한 이래 바쁘게 일을 처리하느라 휴식도 못 했어요.
Towig-han irae bappeuge ileul cheolihaneula hyusikdo mot haess-eoyo.
I haven't been able to rest since I finished work because I've been busy handling affairs.

Long explanation:

'~이래 [irae]' is a connector used in Korean to express a duration of time from a certain past point or event until the present moment. It is similar to the concept of 'since' in English, marking a starting point in the past from which a condition or event has continued. It should be used with a verb in pasttense that signifies a specific past event or point in time.

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