Decoded Slug: ~했기 때문에 [haetgi ttaemune] (Because)

Korean Grammar Point
~했기 때문에 [haetgi ttaemune] (Because)

~했기 때문에 [haetgi ttaemune] (Because)

Short explanation:

Used to express reason or cause, equivalent to 'Because' in English.


Action Verb in Past Tense + 했기 때문에


어제 늦게 잤기 때문에 오늘 아침에 일어나기 힘들었어요.
Eoje neutge jatgi ttaemune oneul achime ileonagi himdeureosseoyo.
Because I went to bed late last night, it was hard for me to wake up this morning.
미세먼지가 많이 높아서 창문을 열지 않았기 때문에 방이 더워졌어요.
Mise meonjiga mani nopaseo changmuneul yeolji anhatgi ttaemune bangi deowojyeosseoyo.
Because I didn't open the window as the fine dust level was high, the room got hot.
많은 공부를 했기 때문에 시험에서 좋은 점수를 받았어요.
Manneun gongbureul haetgi ttaemune siheomeseo joheun jeomsureul badasseoyo.
Because I studied a lot, I got a good score on the exam.
비가 왔기 때문에 운동화가 젖었어요.
Biga watgi ttaemune undonghwaga jeojeosseoyo.
Because it rained, my sneakers got wet.

Long explanation:

'~했기 때문에 [haetgi ttaemune]' is a grammar used to express reason or cause in Korean. It translates to 'Because' in English. It is a retrospective expression, which means it's referring back to a situation or actions that have taken place in the past for giving a reason for present actions or situations.

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