Decoded Slug: ~하는 데 [haneun de] (In doing)

Korean Grammar Point
~하는 데 [haneun de] (In doing)

~하는 데 [haneun de] (In doing)

Short explanation:

Used to express the act of doing something or the process of doing something, which often takes a certain amount of time or effort.


Verb stem + 하는 데 + Time/Effort/Resources


집에 도착하는 데 시간이 걸렸어요, 트래픽이 많았기 때문이에요.
Jib-e dochakhaneun de sigan-i geollyeoss-eoyo, teulaepig-i manh-ass-gi ttaemun-ieyo.
It took a long time to get home because there was a lot of traffic.
올해 목표를 달성하는 데 정말 많은 노력이 필요했어요.
Olhae mokpyo-reul dalhaneun de jeongmal manh-eun noryeog-i pilyohaess-eoyo.
It took a lot of effort to achieve this year's goal.
이 케이크를 만드는 데 하루 종일 걸렸어요, 재료 준비부터 시작해서요.
I keikeu-reul mandeuneun de halu jongil geollyeoss-eoyo, jaelyo junbi-buteo sijaghaess-eoyo.
It took me all day to make this cake, starting from preparing the ingredients.
이효리 신곡 작곡하는 데 한달여 세월이 걸렸다.
Lee Hyo-ri shingok jakgokhaneun de handalyeo seweoli geollyeossda.
It took over a month to compose Lee Hyo-ri's new song.

Long explanation:

'하는 데 [haneun de]' is a phrase used in Korean to mark the process or act of doing something. It carries the nuance that performing the mentioned activity takes a certain amount of time, effort, or resources. This phrase often functions as a conjunctive expression linking two clauses, where the latter clause specifies the time, effort, or resources involved in the action denoted by the former clause.

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