다시피 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 November 30, 2021

By  Smriti

Today we'll be looking at the usage of "다시피" Korean grammar pattern with some example sentences.

Usage:

A connective ending used to mean 'As you can…….'or 'As you'.

It is used mainly with sensory and perception verbs such as 알다 (to know),보다 (to see), and 듣다 (to hear).

  • As you can see./ As you see. - 보다시피
  • As you may know./As you know.  - 알다시피
  • As you can hear her. - 그녀를 듣다시피
  • As you must realize - 알다시피
다시피 Korean grammar
Conjugation rule : 

Irrespective of whether the verb stem ends with a consonant or vowel you simply have to add 다시피 after the verb stem. 

Lets see some example sentences :

1. 너도 알다시피 내일이 마이야의 생일이야.

As you know, tomorrow is Maya's birthday.

2. 너도보다시피 여기는 의자가 없지 않니.

As you can see, there are no chairs here.

3.보다시피 나는 잘 지내고있어.

As you can see, I'm doing well.

4. 너도 들었다시피 에릭이 내일 온대.

As you heard, Eric is coming tomorrow.

5. 알다시피 나 여자 친구가 없잖아.

As you know, I don't have a girlfriend.

6. 보다시피 저희 딸이 키가 좀 작아요.

As you can see, my daughter is a little short.

7. 알다시피 이 세상에 완벽한 것이란 없다.

As you know, there is nothing perfect in this world.


The thing to keep in mind is that 다시피 하다 has a totally different meaning. It is a different word ending that means "practically", "almost like", or "nearly" so do not get confused between the two.

1. 그는 여기서 살다시피 한다

He practically lives here. 

2. 물에 빠져 죽다시피 되었다

I was nearly drowned. 

3. 물에 빠져 죽다시피 되었다

I came near being drowned. 

4. 함대는 거의 전멸하다시피 했다

The fleet was all but annihilated. 

5. 지수는 요새 입맛이 없어서 거의 굶다시피 하고 있다.

Jisoo is almost starving because she has no appetite.

6. 나는 너무 피곤해서 거의 쓰러지다시피 침대에 누웠다.

I was so tired that I almost collapsed in bed.

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