Decoded Slug: ~자 [ja] (Let's)

Korean Grammar Point
~자 [ja] (Let's)

~자 [ja] (Let's)

Short explanation:

'~자 [ja]' is a Korean grammar form used to suggest or propose an action, equivalent to 'let's' in English.

Formation:

verb stem + 자

Examples:

밖에 나가서 놀이터에서 놀자, 오늘 날씨가 너무 좋아서 집에만 있는 것보다 밖에 있어야 할 것 같아.
Bakke nagaseo noliteoeseo nolja, oneul nalssiga neomu johaseo jibeman issneun geosboda bakke isseoya hal geot gata.
Let's go out and play at the playground, it's such nice weather today that it feels we should be outside rather than inside.
오늘 저녁에 같이 저녁 식사를하자, 저는 당신이 오늘 내일을 준비하는 데 도움이 될 수 있습니다.
Oneul jeonyeoke gachi jeonyeok siksa reul haja, jeoneun dangsin i oneul naeireul junbihaneun dedohumi doel suissseubnida.
Let's have dinner together tonight, I can help you prepare for tomorrow.
게임을 하러 가자, 집에 앉아 있으면 많은 스트레스를 받기 때문에 외부 활동이 필요해.
Geim eul haleo gaja, jibe anja isseumyeon manheun seuteureseu reul badge ddaemune oeboo hwaldong i piryoha.
Let's go play game, we need some outdoor activities because sitting at home can give us a lot of stress.
서점에 가서 책을 사러 가자, 인터넷으로 책을 찾아보는 것보다 직접 가서 찾는 것이 더 재미있어.
Seojeom e gaseo chaegeul sa reo gaja, inteoneseuro chaegeul chajaboneun geosboda jikjeop gaseo channeun geosi deo jaemiisseo.
Let's go to the bookstore to buy books, it's more fun to go and find them ourselves than to look for them on the internet.

Long explanation:

'~자 [ja]' is an informal grammar point used to make suggestions or propose an action that the speaker and listener(s) should do together. It should be attached to the stem of action verbs. Compared to other suggestion forms, '~자 [ja]' is more casual and is commonly used among friends and those of similar age or status, to create a more friendly, informal atmosphere.
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