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Verb ~게 하다 [ Korean Grammar ]

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Today we’ll see how to form sentences with Korean grammar pattern " V ~게 하다" with some example sentences.

Verb ~게 하다 [ Korean Grammar ]

It is used when the speaker "makes" another person to perform an action.

But like other similar confusing grammar patterns in Korean ~게 하다 means to make or let other person perform an action. 

In simple words when something influences the person into doing something.

Like for example :

  • 시장에 가게 하다

I made him go to the market.

  • 나는 학생들에게 공부하게 했다

I made the students study.

Rule to conjugate :

After removing 다 from the root verb add ~게 하다 after the stem verb. 

  1. 사다 - 사게 하다
  2. 가다 - 가게 하다
  3. 먹다 - 먹게 하다
  4. 주다 - 주게 하다
  5. 공부하다 - 공부하게 하다
  6. 만들다 - 만들게 하다
  7. 말하다 - 말하게 하다

If used in the past tense, 하다 will change to 했다~

  1. 사게 했다
  2. 가게 했다
  3. 먹게 했다
  4. 주게 했다
  5. 공부하게 했다
  6. 만들게 했다
  7. 말하게 했다

Let's see some examples sentences to understand properly. 

1) 남을 속여서 엉터리 물건을 사게 하다.

I trick the others to buy a crappy thing.


2) 나는 그를 나와 함께 대학에 가게 했다.

I made him go the university with me.


3) 싫어하는 채소를 다 먹게 했어요.

I made her eat all the vegetables she hated.


4) 선생님은 학생들에게 헌 옷을 주게 했다.

The teacher made the students give their old clothes.


5) 나는 그에게 한국어 공부하게 했다

I made him study Korean.


6) 나는 그 시험을 쓰게 했다.

I made him write that test.


7) 내가 그걸 먹게 했어.

I let him eat that.


8) I made her speak louder.

더 크게 말하게 하다.


9) 같이 식당에 가게 했다

I made him go to the restaurant together.


Related Korean grammar posts :
A/V/N ~을/ㄹ지 모르겠다

A/V + 기는 하지만

A-아/어하다

(으)ㄴ/는/인 데다가

Verb + 기 전에 and Noun + 전에


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