-게 되다 it happens that ~ / the circumstances are that ~
August 25, 2009 by tailieutienghan
-게 되다 (-ge doeda) is a way to express the meaning of “it happens that…” or “the circumstances are that….” We can translate this structure into English in many ways, but the focus is that the cause of the action or the state doesn't come from the person but from the circumstances or other people.
This structure literally means, “to become a certain state,” so it implies many possibilities as to “how” that happened.
Verb Stem + –게 되다
- 하다 (hada) “to do”
하 (ha) – verb stem
하 + 게 되다 = 하게 되다 (hage doeda)
- 알게 될 거예요.
alge doel geo-yeyo.
“You'll know” (“I'll let you know.” / “You'll naturally get to know.”)
- 만나게 될 거야.
mannage doel geo-ya.
“We'll meet each other.” (“The circumstances where we'll meet will come.”)
- 제가 하게 됐어요.
je-ga hage dwaesseoyo.
“I've been assigned to do it.” (“They made me do it.”)
- 그렇게 됐어요.
“It just happened.” (“Don't ask me why.”)
- 또 보게 되겠죠.
tto boge doegetjyo.
“I'm sure we'll meet again.”
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