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Tram Nguyen
What is the difference between 기여하다 and 이바지하다? When I read a writing book, I encountered these words, i.e '기여하다' and '이바지하다'.
The content of that writing exercise is about the development of traditional markets. Such development contributes to the general development of Korean economy. Both 기여하다 and 이바지하다 are ultilized to indicate such contribution.
Example: 그 지역에서만 살 수 있는 특상품응 판매함으로써 지역 경제의 활성화에 이바지하고 있다.
I see no difference between these words. Could you help me clarify that? Thank you for your kindness in advance.
Apr 23, 2018 12:43 PM
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Thank you so much Lee Hyunggeun ssi :). I really appreciate your kindness :), and obviously, your detailed clarification.
April 23, 2018

Hello,

Practically speaking, I cannot find any difference between the two. 

You can use both, but at the end of the day, you will be able to utilize each of them according to the context.

In other words, 공헌(貢獻) is from chinese characters (한자어), whereas 이바지 is a word purely from Korean  (순한글말).


Hope this helps! :)

April 23, 2018
Tram Nguyen
Language Skills
English, Korean, Vietnamese
Learning Language
English, Korean