~에 대해서/대해 & ~에 대한 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 July 23, 2021

By  Smriti

Learning grammar is one of the most difficult things for Korean language learners. On this blog we will try to help you learn Korean grammar in the quickest and easiest way possible. This blog will be helpful for those who are studying Korean language and want to improve their grammar skills.

Today we’ll see how to form sentences with Korean grammar pattern " ~에 대해서/대해 & ~에 대한 "with some example sentences.

Memorising grammar is as simple as memorizing basic math formulas. The rule has to be kept in mind and practiced over and over to get used to the usage. 

  1. ~에 대해서/대해 is used when the speaker wants to express concern or responsibility for something. The equivalent English words could be " about " for easier understanding. It is always followed by a verb. 
  2. ~에 대한 holds the same meaning, but instead it's followed by nouns and not verbs.

Let's look at some examples for clear understanding :

  • 난 컴퓨터에 대해서는 쥐뿔도 몰라.

I don't even know anything about computers.

  • 그는 자기 과거에 대해서 말을 안 했다.

He didn't talk about his past.

  • 패트릭에 대해서는 무슨 소식 있었니?

Have you had any news of Patrick?

In the above examples you can clearly see how the usage of ~에 대해서/대해 and how it is followed by a verb. 

  • 인도 요리에 대한 책.

Book on Indian cuisine. 

  • 마을에 그 사건에 대한 소문이 무성하다.

Rumors of the incident abound in town.

In the above examples you can clearly see how the usage of ~에 대한 and how it is followed by a verb.


Example sentences :

1. 이거 혹시 꽃에 대한 책인가요?

Is this a book about flowers?

2. 그녀는 벨라루스에 대한 뉴스를 보았다.

She saw the news about Belarus.

3. 그 사건에 대한 뉴스를 듣고 몹시 충격을 받았다.

I was very shocked to hear the news about the incident.

4. 파문에 대한 뉴스 때문에 그가 선거에 이길 가능성은 낮아졌다.

Because of the news on the scandal, he was lowered to win the election.

5. 그녀가 지금은 무엇에 대해 지껄이는 거지?

What is she babbling about now?

6. KIXS에 대해 모르잖아요.

You don't know about KIXS.

7. 그 세월 동안에 있었던 일에 대해 이야기했다.

They recounted what had happened during those years.

8. 도시 전체가 그것에 대해 이야기하고 있다.

The whole city is talking about it.

9. 외국어를 빨리 배우는 법에 대해서 글을 쓰고 있어요.

I'm writing about how to learn a foreign language quickly.

10. 구직 문제 에 대해 이야기를 했어요.

I talked about the job problem.

11. 요즘에는 너무 더워서 매일 날씨에 대해 이야기해요

It's so hot these days so we talk about the weather every day.


Related Korean grammar posts :

Verb + 기 전에 and Noun + 전에

Verb + (으)면서

Verb + 았/었으면 좋겠다

Verb + (으)면


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