So I learnt that we add 기 to verbs to make them nouns. I know that some structures require verbs to be changed to nouns like ~때문에 but what is/are the actual use(s) and need of this addition? Please list some example sentences too.

  • To express a reason why something happens, verbs have to be converted to noun form, such as -기.
    – n8o
    May 14, 2020 at 4:07

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Just like 'because of-' in English, 때문에 must come after a noun. As you already know, to change a verb into a noun, you need -기 after the verb.

ex) 숙제 때문에 스트레스 받아서 죽을 것 같아 (숙제 + 때문에)

아빠는 요즘 일 때문에 너무 바쁘시다 (일 + 때문에)

이게 다 너 때문이야 (너 + 때문)

널 사랑하기 때문에 이렇게 도와주는 거야 (사랑하다 + -기 = 사랑하기)

지금은 봄이기 때문에 날씨가 좋은 거야 (봄이다 + -기 = 봄이기)

모든 사람들의 생각이 똑같을 수 없기 때문에 갈등이 일어난다 (똑같을 수 없다 + -기 = 똑같을 수 없기)

  • I am sorry my question doesn't seem clear(English is not my first language) .. I intended to ask that beside some structures which require verbs to be changed to nouns, is there any other use?
    – ieycha
    Apr 13, 2020 at 14:28
  • @ieycha korean.stackexchange.com/questions/6235/…
    – Coconut
    Jan 8, 2021 at 17:47

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