N + 을/를 위해서 & V + 기 위해서 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 July 24, 2021

By  Smriti

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Today we’ll see how to form sentences with Korean grammar pattern “ Noun + 을/를 위해서/위해 and Verb + 기 위해서/위해 “ with some example sentences.

It is used when the speaker wants to perform an action for the sake of something or in order to complete an action. 

Noun + 을/를 위해서/위해 and Verb + 기 위해서/위해 is equivalent to "In order to" or "For the sake of" in English.

In the case 1 :

~을/를 위해서/위해 is always used after the noun.

The way to conjugate this grammar pattern is to :

  1. Add ~을 위해서/위해 after the nouns which ends with a consonant or ㄹ.
  2. Add ~를 위해서/위해 after the nouns which ends with a vowel.


  • 내 친구를 위해
  • 기후 변화를 위해
  • 미래를 위해서
  • 사람들을 위해
  • 건강을 위해
  • 사랑을 위해서

In the case 2 :

~기 위해서/위해 is used after the verbs.

The way to conjugate this grammar pattern is to :

  1. After removing 다 from the root verb. Add ~기 위해서/위해 after the verb stem irrespective of whether the verb stem ends with a consonant or vowel.


  • 가기 위해서
  • 살기 위해서 
  • 먹기 위해서
  • 시험에 합격하기 위해서
  • 숙제를 끝내기 위해
  • 경주에서 이기기 위해
  • 영화를 보기 위해

Example sentences :

1. 그는 전 여자친구를 위해 많은 돈을 지불했다.

He spent a lot of money on his ex girlfriend.

2. 뭐 하더라도 기후 변화를 위해서 조심해야지.

Whatever you do, you should be careful for the sake of climate change.

3. 우리는 현재를 즐기는 것보다 미래를 위해서 계획을 세워야 합니다.

We should plan for the sake of the future rather than enjoy the present.

4. 가난한 사람들을 위해 보다 많은 주택이 필요하다.

We need more housing for the sake of the poor.

5. 나는 건강을 위해 규칙적으로 운동을 한다.

I work out regularly in order to keep fit.

6. 거기에 가기 위해서는 27일이 걸린다.

It takes 27 days in order to get there.

7. 사람은 살기 위해서 먹어야 한다.

One must eat in order to live.

8. 우리가 살아남기 위해 기후 변화에 적응 해야 했기 때문입니다.

This was because we had to adapt to climate change in order to survive.

9. 음식을 먹기 위해서 오랜 시간 기다릴 필요가 없습니다.

You don't have to wait long to get food.

10. 시험에 합격하기 위해서는 노트 필기를 꼼꼼히 읽어 보는 것이 좋다.

In order to pass the exam, we recommend you read through all your notes.

11. 오늘은 수학 숙제를 끝내기 위해 늦게까지 잘 수 없을 거야.

In order to finish my math homework I can't sleep for long.

12. 많은 외국팀들이 경주에서 이기기 위해 한국에 온다.

Many foreign teams come to Korea to win the race.

13. 사람들은 영화를 보기 위해 줄을 섰다.

The people stood in line for the movie.

Related Korean grammar posts :

Verb + 기 전에 and Noun + 전에

Verb + (으)면서

Verb + 았/었으면 좋겠다

Verb + (으)면

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