먹다 (meok-da) + 히 (passive verbs) [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

I’m actually not going in order from the Grammar of the Week, however, I will cover as many of them this week as I can and then carry over whatever is left to next week. Let’s get started! Today will be really short and simple.

먹다 (meok-da) | “to eat”

Remember, we’re adding the verb stem 히다 for this word.

먹다 + 히

  • Drop 다 from 먹
  • 먹히다 (meok-hi-da) |  to be eaten

Okay, so you don’t actually drop 다 because it’s added back after 히 so maybe it seems easier to say add 히 in the middle of the verb? Sorry if that’s confusing.

Please forgive me for the following example.

i.e.,

  • 베이글을 먹히 했어. (beigeul-eul meoghi haess-eo.) | “The bagel was eaten by me.”

That’s actually not the best example in my opinion by only because I’m not a fan of my translation. It would actually be “I ate a bagel” but that’s past tense and I wanted to express passive voice in the past tense. (Long day). We’ll revisit this again later.

That’s it for today!

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