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Korean grammar - To do something for someone - 아/어 주다

To do something for someone - 아/어 주다

Pattern: Verb stem + / 주다

The pattern Verb stem + / 주다 is used to express that an action is being done by someone for someone else.

The direct object (to whom or for whom) should use the dative particle 에게 (to a person).

By using 주다 (to give) the implication of this pattern is that something is being done for someone, although not always explicitly.

Also recall that 주세요 is a polite form.

그 남자가 가방을 들어주었어요.
The man carried the bag (for me).
친구가 사진을 찍어 줬어요.
A friend took a picture (for me).
경찰이 아이를 찾아 주었어요.
The police found the child (for me).
동생이 연필을 빌려줘요.
Brother lend (me) a pencil.
언니가 숙제를 도와줘요.
(My) older sister gives (me) help with (my) homework.
아빠가 가방을 사 줬어요.
Dad bought (me) a bag.
남자친구가 저를 두 시간 동안 기다려 줬어요.
(My) boyfriend waited for me for two hours.
오빠가 저에게 약을 사 줬어요.
(My) (female's) older brother bought me some medicine.
남편이 제가 일하는 동안 아이를 돌봐 줘요.
(My) husband looks after the children while I am working.
그는 가방을 들어 줘요.
He holds the bag (for me).
저는 그에게 케이크를 만들어 줘요.
I make a cake for him.
오늘은 불고기를 만들어줘요.
Please make bulgogi (for me) today.
택시 아저씨 서울대학교로 가주세요.
Mr Taxi driver, please go to Seoul National University.
노래를 불러주세요.
Please sing a song (for me).
날씨가 추워요 - 창문을 닫아줘요.
The weather is cold - close the window.
오늘은 형이 점심을 준비해 줬어요.
My brother prepared lunch today.
이 사람은 누구예요? 소개해 줘요.
Who is this person? Please introduce (him).
의자 좀 옮겨주세요.
Please move the chair (for me).

옮기다 means 'to move'