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Difference between ~는 것 and ~기 ?

loklokno123_231144
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Difference between ~는 것 and ~기 ?

Postby loklokno123_231144 » June 28th, 2016 12:58 pm

Really confusing about these two nominalization particles :(
can someone really explain in detail ? :)
THXXX

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Re: Difference between ~는 것 and ~기 ?

Postby community.korean » June 30th, 2016 1:31 pm

Hello,

Thank you for posting. In the case of '~기', it indicates the 'act of doing something/process or method of the act''. You replace the '다' from the base form of a verb and replace it with '기',

In the case of '~는 것', his indicates the fact of doing something/being something. For example:

여기서 택시를 타기 쉬워요. (It is easy to 'take' a taxi here. (act=getting on a taxi))
택시를 타는 것이 편해요. (It is convenient to take a taxi. You are not actually 'taking' the taxi, but explaining the fact that a taxi is convenient).

Hope this was of some help.
Sincerely,
Lyn
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