Decoded Slug: ~하면 할수록 [hamyeon halsurok] (The more... the more)

Korean Grammar Point
~하면 할수록 [hamyeon halsurok] (The more... the more)

~하면 할수록 [hamyeon halsurok] (The more... the more)

Short explanation:

Used to express a proportional increase or decrease; 'the more... the more'.


Verb+하면 할수록 / Adjective+할수록


저는 한국어를 공부하면 할수록 더 재미있어지는 것 같아요, 한국의 문화와 역사를 더 이해할 수 있게 되니까.
Jeoneun hangugeoreul gongbuhamyeon halsurok deo jaemiisseojineun geot gatayo, hangukui munhwa wa yeoksareul deo ihaehal su itge doenikka.
The more I study Korean, the more fun it becomes, as I understand more about Korean culture and history.
이 집안에서 책을 읽으면 읽을수록 더 많은 지식을 얻을 수 있어서 저는 항상 책을 읽는 것을 즐깁니다.
I jiban-eseo chaeg-eul ilgeumyeon ilgeulsurok deo manh-eun jisig-eul eod-eul su iss-eoseo jeoneun hangsang chaeg-eul ilgneun geos-eul jeulgibnida.
The more I read books in this house, the more knowledge I gain which is why I always enjoy reading.
요리를 하면 할수록 자신감이 더 생긴다, 그래서 나는 항상 새로운 레시피를 시도해본다.
Yorireul hamyeon halsurok jasin-gam-i deo saeng-ginda, geulaeseo naneun hangsang saeloun lesipileul sidohae-bonda.
The more I cook, the more confident I become, so I always try new recipes.
그녀와 함께 시간을 보내면 볼수록 그녀를 더 사랑하게 되는 거 같아요, 그녀의 성격이 정말 매력적이니까요.
Geunyeo-wa hamkke sigan-eul bonae-myeon bolsurok geunyeo-leul deo salang-hage doeneun geo gat-a-yo, geunyeoui seong-gyeog-i jeongmal maelyeogjeog-inikka-yo.
The more time I spend with her, the more I fall in love with her, because her personality is really charming.

Long explanation:

'~하면 할수록 [hamyeon halsurok]' is a grammar structure used in Korean to illustrate that the increase or decrease of one thing causes a proportional increase or decrease of another. This pattern implies that as one action or state progresses or increases, the other action or state does as well. It is similar to the English expression 'the more... the more'.

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