Decoded Slug: ~해 주다 [hae juda] (Do for someone)

Korean Grammar Point
~해 주다 [hae juda] (Do for someone)

~해 주다 [hae juda] (Do for someone)

Short explanation:

Used to express the action done for someone else; 'do for someone'.


Verb stem + base form 해 + 주다


저는 어머니가 아프셔서 저녁 식사를 해 주었어요.
Jeoneun eomeoniga apeusyeoseo jeonyeok sik-sareul hae jueoss-eoyo.
I made dinner for my mother because she was sick.
친구가 시험 공부를 도와 주어서 감사하다고 말했어요.
Chinguga siheom gongbu-reul dowajueo-seo gamsahadago malhaess-eoyo.
I said thank you to my friend for helping me study for the exam.
선생님이 질문에 대해 설명해 주셔서 이해가 잘 되었어요.
Seonsaengnim-i jilmun-e daehae seolmyeonghae jusyeoseo ihaega jal doeeoss-eoyo.
The teacher explained about my question so I understood it well.
동생이 방 청소를 도와줄 거라고 말했어요.
Dongsaeng-i bang cheongso-reul dowa jul keorago malhaess-eoyo.
My younger sibling said that he will help me clean the room.

Long explanation:

'~해 주다 [hae juda]' is a verb phrase in Korean that indicates a situation where the subject of the sentence is doing, has done or will do an action for the benefit of someone else. It's often used in polite speech to express gratitude, request or to describe an action being done to benefit someone else. This form is usually used when the doer of the action and the recipient of the action are different entities.

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