Mar 14, 2017

L2G21 V-(으)ㄹ 겸 -(ㅇ)ㄹ 겸/ N 겸 grammar = … and also…~express 2+ intentions to do something

L2G21 V-(으)ㄹ 겸 -(ㅇ)ㄹ 겸/ N 겸 grammar = … and also…~express 2+ intentions to do something

Usage:
  • Express speaker’s 2 or more intentions to do something.
  • Mostly used in form N도 -(으)ㄹ 겸 N도 -(으)ㄹ 겸 (해서)
  • The usage of 해서 following N도 -(으)ㄹ 겸 해서 means the speaker selects 1 intention among the others to do something.
Tense:
Verb
  • V-(으)ㄹ 겸 -(ㅇ)ㄹ 겸
Noun
  • N 겸

Examples:
1. 왜 한국에 왔어요?
  • 한국 친구도 사귈 겸 한국말도 배울 겸 한국에 왔어요.
Why did you come to Korea?
  • I came to Korea to make friends and also study Korean.
2. 요즘 태권도를 배우고 있어요?
  • 네, 운동도 할 겸 한국전통문화도 배울 겸 해서 배우고 있어요.
Are you learning taekwondo these days?
  • Yes, I am learning taekwondo to get some exercise and also learn about traditional Korean culture.
3. 책도 읽을 겸 공부도 할 겸 도서관에 가려고 해요.
I am planning to go to the library to read some books and also study.
4. 기분 전환도 할 겸 쇼핑도 할 겸 명동에 갔어요.
I went to Myeongdong to relax and also do some shopping.
5.  요즘 실도 뺄 겸 해서 운동을 하고 있어요.
I am doing exercise to lose some weight.
6. 용돈도 벌 겸 경험도 쌓을 겸 아르바이트를 하고 있어요.
I am doing a part-time job to get some experience and also have some spare money.
7. 이건 뭐예요?
  • 책상 겸 식탁으로 사용하는 거예요.
What is this?
  • I use it as a desk and dining table.
8. 잠도 깰 겸 잠깐 쉴 겸 해서 커피를 마시려고 합니다.
I drink coffee to have a short break and also break my sleep.
9. 백화점에 가려고 해요?
  • 네, 구경도 할 겸 친구 생일 선물도 살 겸 가려고 해요.
Are you planning to go to the department store?
  • Yes, I am going to go there to buy a birthday gift and have a look around.
10. 취직도 할 겸 소통도 할 겸 한국어를 공부하고 있어요.
I am studying Korean to communicate and also get a job.
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