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

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

~하기보다 [hakiboda] (Rather than)

Short explanation:

This grammar point is used to compare two things, and indicates a preference for one over the other.


Verb(기) + 보다


살을 더 찌우기보다, 건강하게 운동하는 것이 더 중요해요.
Sareul deo jjiugiboda, geonganghage undonghaneun geosi deo jungyohaeyo.
Rather than gaining more weight, it's more important to exercise healthily.
집에 있기보다 친구들과 밖에서 놀고 싶어요.
Jibae itgiboda chingudeulgwa bakkeseo nolgo sipeoyo.
Rather than staying at home, I want to go out and play with my friends.
꿈을 포기하기보다 계속 추구하기를 결정했어요.
kkumeul pogihagiboda gyesok chuguhagireul gyeoljeonghaesseoyo.
I have decided to keep pursuing, rather than giving up my dreams.
돈을 벌기보다, 무엇을 사랑하는지 찾는 것이 더 중요하다고 생각해요.
Doneul beolgiboda, mueoseul saranghaneunji chatneun geosi deo jungyohadago saenggakhaeyo.
I think it's more important to find out what you love, rather than making money.

Long explanation:

'~하기보다 [hakiboda]' is used in the Korean language to express preference or to compare two choices or actions. It essentially translates to 'rather than' in English. Usually, it is used to show that the speaker prefers the action in the second part of the sentence to the action in the first part, suggesting the first action is less desirable or less suitable.

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