Korean: Five kinds of 'open' verbs | 열다、뚫다、뜨다、터주다、켜다
This time we will learn the Korean word for 'open'. The verb 'open' is used in a variety of ways, so there is more than one verb. Here are five kinds of 열다, 뚫다, 뜨다, 터주다, and 켜다. Let's take a look at the verbs for 'open'.
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This time we will learn the Korean word for "open". The verb "open" is used in a variety of ways, so there is more than one verb. Here are five kinds of 열다, 뚫다, 뜨다, 터주다, and 켜다. Let's take a look at the verbs for "open".
1. ~을/를 열다
All open doors, windows, open books, etc. can be used.
열다 = open
Open the door!
뚜껑을 열 수 없다.
The lid cannot be opened.
2. ~을/를 뚫다
뚫다 means to break through, to open up. It can be used when digging a hole or breaking through a difficult situation.
뚫다 = break through, open up
Drill a hole.
3. ~을/를 뜨다
뜨다 has many meanings, but when used together with eyes, it can mean "open eyes".
뜨다 = open eyes
4. ~을/를 터주다
It means "open the road", "open the way".
터주다 = open the road, open the way
Please open the way.
5. ~을/를 켜다
If you turn on the lights, TV, or air conditioner, you can use 켜다.
켜다 = Start electrical appliances
냉방을 켜고 싶어.
I want to turn on the air conditioner.
Turn on the light.
Turn on the TV.