쓰다 (sseuda) | [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

I picked this word as an example of commonly used verbs meaning more than one thing. It’s a familiar verb that you’ve probably used before yourself but today we’re using it to mean something you probably haven’t used it for, and if you have then this is probably going to be just a reminder.

쓰다 (sseuda) | “to write” or “to use” or “to wear” or “to be accused of”

This is another “context verb”. That means, the meaning of this verb changes depending on how it is used. However, you have to use it properly. For example, you can say, “I need to write this down” and it can be interrupted it to mean any of the above definitions but if you’re saying it in the context of the conversation then it’ll mean what you intend for it to mean.

Okay, we’re working on action verbs this week but I just wanted to add in that little bit.

On to the action verb!

i.e.,

  • 이 수필은 내 썼다. (i supil-eun nae sseossda.) | “I wrote this essay.”
  • 그는 펜을 썼다. (geuneun pen-eul sseossda.) | “He wrote with the pen.” or “He used the pen.” [context usage/interpretation]

Alright so that’s it for today!

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