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경찰관님, 외국인등록증 분실 신고하러 왔는데요.
Officer, I’m here to report the loss of my alien registration card.
언제 잃어버리셨어요? 분실한 지 14일이 지나면 안 되거든요.
When did you lose it? It shouldn’t be more than 14 days since you lost it.
지난주 수요일에 업무차 거래처에 가는 길에 잃어버린 것 같아요.
I think I lost it on my way to visit my client for business last Wednesday.
그럼 먼저 이 분실 신고서부터 작성해 주세요.
Then, please fill out this lost report, first.
외국인등록증은 어떻게 재발급을 받을 수 있을까요?
How can I get an alien registration card reissued?
재발급은 분실 신고 접수증하고 여권을 가지고 출입국 관리 사무소에 가서 신청하셔야 합니다.
You have to apply for a reissue at the immigration office with your declaration card and passport.

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It is attached to the stem of an action verb to mean something that happened by accident or the actor did some other thing on his way to the destination. You should use a verb(cannot use past tense) that has the meaning of movements such as ‘가다’ or ‘오다’ in the antecedent clause.

공항에 가는 길에 우연히 휴게소에서 고향 친구를 만났어요.
I ran into a friend of my hometown at a rest stop on my way to the airport.

여보, 집에 오는 길에 마트에 잠깐 들러서 과일 좀 사다 주세요.
Honey, please stop by the mart and buy some fruit on your way home.

출근하는 길에 커피 한잔 마시고 싶어서 잠시 들렀어요.
I stopped by for a cup of coffee on my way to work.

Related words
(목적) 차 for (purpose)
거래처 client
신고서 report
재발급 reissue
접수증 declaration card
출입국 관리 사무소 immigration office

Source: Yonsei University. Korean Language Institute

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