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게 하다 grammar point From what I understand 게 하다 means to make or let someone do something. But how are you to distinguish between the 2? For example, in the following sentence both make and let can be used but could have different meanings when translated to English. 선생님이 학생을 교실로 오게 했어요. The teacher let the students come into the classroom. The teacher made the students come into the classroom. Would this sentence be translated as; 엣날에 남자는 실퍼도 울지 뭇하게 했어요. Back in the day, even if a man was sad he wouldn't allow himself to cry.
Jun 27, 2019 3:00 AM
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We can distinguish between the two by the CONTEXT or by attaching adverbs like 억지로, 강제로, 기어이...(-> made) 기꺼이, 마지못해, 흔쾌히...(-> let) e.g. 선생님이 학생을 억지로 교실로 오게 했어요. The teacher made the students come into the classroom (against their will). 선생님이 학생을 기꺼이 교실로 오게 했어요. The teacher let the students come into the classroom (with pleasure).
June 27, 2019
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