끝내다 ‎(kkeunnaeda) vs. 끝나다 ‎(kkeunnada) [Word of the Day] (with Grammar)

안녕하세요!

Alright so I had a lesson planned out a week ago of what I wanted to do today and then I ran across these two words. You may be wondering why I have this as the Grammar and Word of the Day. There is a reason because this is actually a grammatical word lesson. This will be really short but I thought it was pretty important.

끝내다 (kkeunnaeda) | “to finish something”

끝나다 ‎(kkeunnada) | “to come to an end; to become finished”

At first glance, these two look like they can either be used interchangeably or are the same word but they aren’t. And they also can’t be used interchangeably.

i.e.

  • 끝내다 (kkeunnaeda) means someone has finished something.
    • 요리를 끝냈어요. (yolileul kkeutnaesseoyo.) | I finished cooking.
  • 끝나다 ‎(kkeunnada) means something is finishing.
    • 끝나다 ‎(kkeunnada) | 노래는 끝났다. (nolaeneun kkeutnassda.) | The song ended.

 

Alright so that’s it for this week! Next week I’ll do the original lesson I had planned for today.

 

 

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