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Reacting to an Expertise (Trigger and Response): 길래, 기에

Reacting to an Expertise (Trigger and Response): 길래, 기에


A/ V + 길래 exhibits your response (second clause) to an expertise/one other particular person’s motion. Your response is one thing you determined to do, although it was not obligatory/compulsory.

It’s common in speech (the literary type is 기에). It sounds most pure when there are two topics and the primary is not you: 

보드게임 가게에 세일을 하길래 게임을 많이 사왔어요.
I purchased loads of video games as a result of they had been on sale on the board sport retailer.

길을 잃어버린 것 같은 사람이 보이길래 다가가서 도움을 주었어요.
I noticed somebody who appeared misplaced, so I approached him and helped him.

친구의 휴대폰이 전화를 거듭 울리길래 제가 전화를 받았어요.
My pal’s cellular phone rang repeatedly, so I picked up the telephone.

시킨 커피가 차갑길래 환불을 요청했어요.
I requested for a refund as a result of the espresso I ordered was chilly.

친구가 혼자서 술집에 가길래 따라와서 같이 술을 마셨어요.
My pal went to the bar alone, so I adopted him and drank with him.

가게 밖에 긴 줄이 늘어서 있길래 포기하고 돌아왔어요.
There was an extended line outdoors the shop, so I gave up and got here again.

많이 먹길래 맛있는 줄 알았어요.
I assumed it was scrumptious since you ate quite a bit…

고기가 할인하길래 많이 샀어요.
I purchased loads of meat as a result of it was on sale.

아무도 안 하길래 제가 했어요.
I did it as a result of nobody was doing it.

아무 말도 안 하길래 이해한 줄 알았는데…
I assumed you understood since you didn’t say something.

In query type, 길래 means “What makes you V…?” 

뭐했길래 이렇게 지쳤어요?
What made you so drained?

어디에 가길래 그렇게 짐을 많이 싸요?
The place are you going why you’re packing a lot stuff?

누구를 만나길래 그렇게 화장을 열심히 해요?
Who’re you assembly to be placing on a lot make-up?

“How true X have to be that you’d V”: 얼마나 A/V 길래

여자친구가 얼마나 사랑하길래 휴대폰 비밀번호를 알려주나요?
How a lot should your girlfriend love you to provide you her cell phone password?

돈이 얼마나 많길래 저런 차를 탈까요?
How a lot cash should she need to drive a automobile like that?

그 노래 얼마나 많이 들었길래 가사를 다 외우는 걸까요?
What number of instances should you might have listened to that track to memorize all of the lyrics?

그 사람은 누구길래 저한테 그렇게 말하는 걸까요?
Who does he suppose he’s to talk to me like that?