Compound Verbs 4: 따르다 (to follow)

따르다 — to follow

따라잡다 — to overtake

(따르 + 아 + to go)

F1에서 따라잡는 것은 제일 재미있는 부분이에요.

The overtaking is the most interesting part of F1.

따라하다 — to imitate

(따르 + 아 + to do)

제가 한국어를 말할 때 발음을 따라하면 이해하는 게 더 쉬워요.

If I imitate the accent when I speak Korean it’s easier to understand.

따라오다 — to come after, to catch up

(따르 + 아 + to come)

저를 따라오세요. 회의를 곧 시작할 거예요.**

Please come with (follow) me. The meeting will start shortly.


누군가 저를 따라오고 인 것 같아요.

I think someone is following me.

따라가다 — to go with, to keep up (with)

(따르 + 아 + to go)

가장 최근 월드컵에서는 독일 팀을 따라올 사람은 없었어요.

In the last World Cup, no one could match the German team.

(lit. no person could follow)

숙제를 따라갈 수가 없어요. 너무 복잡해요.

I can’t keep up with my science homework. it’s so complicated.

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