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A/V/N ~듯이 [ Korean Grammar ]
January 10, 2022

Today we'll be looking at the usage of "A/V/N ~듯이" Korean grammar pattern with some example sentences.


It is a connective ending used when the following statement is almost the same as the preceding statement.

It can also be understood as (second clause) like; as ifas though; as (first clause).

It is often used idiomatically and also when confirming the fact that is known by both the speakers.

A/V/N ~듯이 [ Korean Grammar ]
The basic conjugation rules are :

Present -

A/V : 듯이

N : 이듯이

Past -

A/V : 았듯이 / 었듯이

N : 있듯이 / 이었듯이

Let's look at some example sentences to understand the usage :

  • Do as your brother does.
    너 형이 하듯이 해라.
  • Tears pour down like rain.
    눈물이 비 오듯이 흐른다.
  • He is not as great a scholar as you think.
    그는 네가 생각하듯이 그렇게 대학자는 아니다.
  • As the night deepens, difficult things pass over time, just as the morning comes again.
    밤이 깊어지면 다시 아침이 오듯이 어려운 일도 시간이 흐르면 지나간다.
  • If you try as if the plants you raised with all your heart grow well, you can get the results.
    정성을 다해 키운 화초가 잘 자라듯이 노력한다면 그 결실을 얻을 수 있다.
  • Reading is to the mind what food is to the body.
    음식이 몸을 기르듯이 독서는 정신을 기른다.

Instead of 듯이 you can also use 듯 to express the same expressions where the following statement is almost the same as the preceding statement.

Following are some example sentences :

  • The results are obvious.
    결과가 불 보듯 뻔하다.
  • Seung-gyu wants to grow taller, so he drinks milk like water.
    승규는 키가 크고 싶어 우유를 물 마시듯 마신다.
  •  Just as the world changes over time, so do we.
    세월에 따라 세상이 변해 가듯 우리도 변해 간다.

To understand TOPIK Test structure, application process, Levels and Passing scores etc. check these pages:

  1. TOPIK – The Complete Guide & 2. TOPIK Levels and Passing Marks. You can also Practice Online with TOPIK GUIDE Mock Tests.

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