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Can someone give me an example with the word "because" in korean? Please give me an example of sentences using the word "because". (때문에 or 왜냐하면...) ?
Dec 15, 2009 10:23 PM
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-서 is most frequently used as a causative ending. It's one of conjugational endings which always include -아/어 before itself. It would be likely to sound complicated, but (I hope) it will be rather easier if you try to see how it works systemically. It's just different from the way English works. One example : A : 얼굴이 왜 빨개요? Why did your face turn red? B : 추워서요. Because it's cold. In the example, 춥다 to be cold, is an irregular verb. -다 is a factual ending to make the adjective verb stem into the verb(You can just say 춥다 to your close friend.) So you can figure out 춥- is the verb stem. [ㅂ] of it becomes 우, remind yourself of this fact every time you see 『-ㅂ다』-shaped verb, like 맵다, 곱다, 좁다 etc. So you have 춥-, -아/어, 서 now. You make 춥 into 추우 because you want to use a conjugatioal ending, -서. See the last vowel of the verb stem, if it's [ㅏ] or [ㅗ], pick -아. If one of other vowels, pick -어 up. 추우- + -어 + -서 = 추워서 When you use "because of + the noun", we use "the noun + 때문에". There're several causative endings of course, but I think it's not too late to learn them after getting used to using -서.
December 18, 2009
hmmm 면 doesn’t mean "beacause" it means "if" 하면= if i do and so on there are 2 ways to say because :) u can learn about it here 1-Because [때문에] 2-Because, So hope that was helpful sweety ^^
December 16, 2009
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