Decoded Slug: ~지 않아도 되다 [ji anado dweda] (Do not have to)

Korean Grammar Point
~지 않아도 되다 [ji anado dweda] (Do not have to)

~지 않아도 되다 [ji anado dweda] (Do not have to)

Short explanation:

Used to imply that something does not have to be done.


Verb stem + 지 않아도 되다


너무 걱정하지 않아도 돼, 모든 것이 잘 될 거야.
Neomu geokjeonghaji anado dwae, modeun geosi jal doel geoya.
You don't have to worry too much, everything will be ok.
지금 당장 먹지 않아도 돼, 나중에 먹어도 괜찮아.
Jigeum dangjang meokji anado dwae, najunge meogeodo gwaenchanha.
You don't have to eat right now, you can eat later.
다른 사람들이 하는 것을 따라하지 않아도 돼, 너 자신을 믿어.
Dareun saramdeuli haneun geoseul ttarahaji anado dwae, neo jasineul mideo.
You don't have to follow what others are doing, believe in yourself.
어디로 가지 않아도 돼, 집에서 편하게 쉬어.
Eodiro gaji anado dwae, jibeseo pyeonhage swieo.
You don't have to go anywhere, just rest comfortably at home.

Long explanation:

'~지 않아도 되다 [ji anado dweda]' is a Korean grammar point used when you want to say that you 'do not have to' do something, or something 'doesn't have to be' a certain way. The emphasis here is on the optional nature of some action or state, communicating there is no obligation, necessity, or requirement for it.

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