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Can someone help me with this grammar " Verb - 아/어 가다 " ? Can someone help me with this grammar " Verb - 아/어 가다 " ? Ex: - 시간이 가면 갈수록 나쁜 기억은 잊혀져 갑니다. - 한국에서는 금슬이 좋은 부부는 서로 닮아 간다고 합니다.
May 31, 2013 3:04 AM
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It makes the verb progressive and gives the sense that the action continues over time. 아/어 가다 moves the verb from the present time, going forward. 아/어 오다 means something has been ongoing from the past and into the present. In these example sentences, as time goes on, one forgets (and will continue forgetting) bad memories. And a compatible couple starts resembling one another (and the resemblance grows over time). You could use 아/어 오다 to talk about things that have been happening and still continue up until now. In English we'd say I've been studying Korean, I've been taking care of my health, etc. By using this grammar, you convey the sense that the verb is not a one-time thing, but an ongoing process.
May 31, 2013
Language Skills
English, Korean, Vietnamese
Learning Language
English, Korean