Decoded Slug: ~하기보다 [hagiboda] (Rather than)

Korean Grammar Point
~하기보다 [hagiboda] (Rather than)

~하기보다 [hagiboda] (Rather than)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'rather than', 'instead of' or 'in preference to'.

Formation:

Verb[Stem] + 기보다

Examples:

저는 차를 운전하기보다 버스를 타는 것이 더 편하다고 생각해요.
Jeoneun chareul unjeonhagiboda beoseureul taneun geosi deo pyeonhadago saenggakhaeyo.
I think it's more comfortable to take a bus rather than driving a car.
음식을 사 먹기보다 직접 요리하는 것이 더 건강해요.
Eumsigeul sa meokgiboda jikjeop yorihaneun geosi deo geonganghaeyo.
Cooking for yourself is healthier than buying food.
집에서 일하기보다 사무실에서 작업하는 것이 더 생산적이라고 생각합니다.
Jibeseo ilhagiboda samusilesseo jageobhaneun geosi deo saengsanjeogirago saenggakhamnida.
I think working in the office is more productive than working at home.
돈을 벌기보다 친구들과 함께 시간을 보내는 게 더 중요하다고 생각해요.
Doneul beolgiboda chingudeulgwa hamkke siganeul bonaeneun ge deo jungyohadago saenggakhaeyo.
I think spending time with friends is more important than making money.

Long explanation:

'~하기보다 [hagiboda]' is a conjunctive form used in Korean to contrast or compare two actions, states, or situations. It's used to express a preference for one thing over another, essentially meaning 'rather than' or 'instead of' in English. The first verb before 'hagiboda' indicates the less preferred action, and the coming verb after 'hagiboda' indicates the more preferred action.
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