Decoded Slug: ~하자 [haja] (Let's, as soon as)

Korean Grammar Point
~하자 [haja] (Let's, as soon as)

~하자 [haja] (Let's, as soon as)

Short explanation:

Used to suggest an action or to express the moment when one action follows another.


Verb stem + 자 (+ verb) for suggestion / Verb stem + 자마자 (+ verb) for 'as soon as'


날씨가 정말 좋으니까, 우리 나가서 산책하자.
Nalssiga jeongmal joeunikka, uri nagaseo sancheonghaja.
The weather is really good, so let's go out for a walk.
저녁 먹자마자 친구에게 전화해야겠어요.
Jeonyeok meokjamaja chinguege jeonhwahaeyagesseoyo.
I have to call my friend as soon as I finish eating dinner.
시험이 끝나자마자 여행가고 싶어요.
Siheomi kkeutnajamaja yeohaenggago sipeoyo.
I want to travel as soon as the exam is over.
이 영화를 보자, 후회하지 않을 거예요.
I yeonghwaleul boja, huhoehaji anheul geoyeyo.
Let's watch this movie, you won't regret it.

Long explanation:

'~하자[haja]' is a conjugated form of the verb '하다[hada]' and is used in two different ways. First, it is used to make suggestions or propositions, equivalent to 'let's' in English. Second, it is used to indicate an immediate action following another, conveying the meaning 'as soon as'. It is commonly found in conversational Korean and frequently used in both past-tense narratives and to propose future actions.

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