V+ 을/ㄹ 겸 V+ 을/ㄹ 겸


일요일 아침부터 어디에 갔다왔어?
It’s Sunday morning, where have you been so early?
축구하고 왔어. 아침에 운동했더니 아주 상쾌하다.
I played soccer. It’s very refreshing to do exercise in the morning.
오늘 일요일이잖아. 휴일에 늦잠 안 자고 아침부터 축구를 했단 말이야?
It’s Sunday today. You played soccer in the morning instead of sleeping late on the holidays?
응, 운동도 할 겸 친목도 다질 겸 조기 축구회에 나가고 있어.
Yes, I go to a morning soccer club to exercise and to build a friendship.
조기 축구회? 그건 축구 잘하는 사람들의 모임이야?
A morning soccer club? Is that a club for people who are good at soccer?
아니, 축구를 좋아하기만 하면 돼. 보통 주말 아침에 모이는데 20대부터 60대까지 회원들의 연령대도 다양해.
No, you just have to love playing soccer. Usually, we get together on the weekend morning, and the members’ age group varies from the 20s to the 60s.

V+ 을/ㄹ 겸 V+ 을/ㄹ 겸
It is attached to the stem of an action verb when there are more than two purposes for the behavior of the following clause. You should also use ‘도’ with the noun that comes in front of a verb.

If the stem of an action verb ends with a vowel or ‘ㄹ’, you should use ‘-ㄹ 겸’. You should use ‘-을 겸’ when it ends with another consonant.

돈도 벌 겸 경력도 쌓을 겸 아르바이트를 할 거예요.
I’m going to work part-time to earn money and to build up experience.

듣기 연습도 할 겸 새로운 소식도 들을 겸 뉴스를 보고 있어요.
I’m watching the news to practice listening and to listen to the news.

부모님 선물을 살 겸 옷도 구경할 겸 백화점에 다녀왔어요.
I went to the department store to buy a present for my parents and to look around for some clothes.

Related words
상쾌하다 to feel refreshed
늦잠 waking up late
친목 building a friendship
다지다 to build, to cement
조기 morning, early
연령대 age group

Source: Yonsei University. Korean Language Institute


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