Decoded Slug: ~져/지다 [jyeo/jida] (Become)

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~져/지다 [jyeo/jida] (Become)

~져/지다 [jyeo/jida] (Become)

Short explanation:

Used to depict changes in state, emotion, condition, or situation, similar to 'become' or 'get' in English.


Adjective/Verbal Noun + ~져/지다


날씨가 너무 더워져서 밖에 나가기가 힘들어졌어요.
Nalssiga neomu deowojyeoseo bakke nagagiga himdeureojyeosseoyo.
The weather has become so hot that it's hard to go outside.
그녀는 학교에서 인기가 많아져서 많은 사람들이 그녀를 알게 되었어요.
Geunyeoneun hakgyoeseo ingiga manhajyeoseo manheun saramdeuli geunyeoreul alge doeeosseoyo.
She has become popular in school, so many people got to know her.
그는 그림을 많이 그리니까 그림 그리는 실력이 정말 좋아졌어요.
Geuneun geurimeul manhi geurinikkageurim geurineun sillyeogi jeongmal joahjyeosseoyo.
He has become really good at drawing pictures because he drew a lot.
일하는데 집중하니까 시간이 너무 빨리 가버렸어요.
Ilhaneunde jipjunghanikkage sigani neomu ppalli gabeollyeosseoyo.
Time has gone by so fast because I was focused on work.

Long explanation:

'~져/지다 [jyeo/jida]' is a conjugation rule that indicates transformation or change. It can replicate the meaning of 'become' or 'get' as a verb in English. Often used to refer to the changes in state, feelings, situations, or conditions, this form is versatile in Korean language to describe various instances of transformation. This grammatical form makes it possible to denote a process or ongoing change that involves a shift from one state to another.

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