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.
- 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.