Decoded Slug: ~했을 때 [haesseul ttae] (When someone did)

Korean Grammar Point
~했을 때 [haesseul ttae] (When someone did)

~했을 때 [haesseul ttae] (When someone did)

Short explanation:

Used to express the time when a particular action or event took place.


Verb in past tense + 았을 때/었을 때


나는 어렸을 때 가족과 많이 여행갔어요.
Naneun eoryeosseul ttae gajokgwa mani yeohaenggasseoyo.
When I was young, I used to travel a lot with my family.
처음 한국어를 배웠을 때 말하기가 참 어려웠어요.
Cheoeum hangugeoreul baewosseul ttae malhagiga cham eoryeosseoyo.
When I first learned Korean, speaking was very difficult.
그가 도서관에 갔을 때 기다려야 했어요.
Geuga doseogwane gasseul ttae gidaryeoya haesseoyo.
When he went to the library, I had to wait.
당신이 울었을 때 나도 슬퍼지는 걸 알아버렸어요.
Dangshini ureosseul ttae nado seulpeojineun geol arabureosseoyo.
When you cried, I realized that I also get sad.

Long explanation:

'~했을 때 [haesseul ttae]' is a verb ending used in Korean to indicate the time when a specific action or event happened in the past. It's typically translated as 'when someone did' in English. It's utilized to connect two clauses: the first clause describes the action in the past and the second clause conveys the result or consequence of that action.

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