How To Use Gerunds In Korean (는 것)
In Korean, the structure V + 는 것 can be used to change a verb into its gerund form, comparable to the “-ing” form of verbs in English.
This grammatical feature is useful for talking about actions as subjects, objects, or topics of discussion.
Actions as subjects
Driving in Korea is dangerous.
Sometimes learning Korean is frustrating.
Travelling by express bus is fast and convenient.
Asking about preferences
Why do you like living in Korea?
I prefer playing soccer to watching it.
These days, going to university seems like a waste of money. You learn nothing!
The 는 것 construction allows you to smoothly incorporate actions into your sentences as nouns, enabling more nuanced expression.
By understanding how to use it, you can enhance your ability to communicate complex ideas in Korean.