Jamaja Korean Grammar

Jamaja Korean Grammar – Grammar of “자마자 (Jamaja)” Annyeonghaseyo? Have you heard of this Korean grammar 자마자 (Jamaja)? There must be some who have and some who haven’t, right? Even if you have, do you know what it means and how to use it? If not, let’s take a look at the following explanation.

The grammar “자마자 (Jamaja)” means “immediately” or “immediately after” if in English it means “as soos as”. This grammar is used to express an activity that is done immediately after another activity is completed. There is almost no break between the two events. This grammar attaches to verbs.

Jamaja Korean Grammar
Jamaja Korean Grammar

Word Formation Formula: Verb + 자마자

일어나다 -> 일어나자마자 (directly after waking up)

도착하다 -> 도착하자마 (directly after arriving)

오다 -> 오자마 (directly after coming)

Example Sentences:

1. 아침에 일어나자마자 물을 마셔요. (Achim-e ireonajamaja mureul masyeoyo) As soon as I wake up in the morning, I immediately drink water.

2. 한국에 오자마자 한국어를 배우기 시작했어요 (Han-guk-e ojamaja han-gukoreul baeugi sijakhaesseoyo) After I came to Korea, I immediately started learning Korean.

3. 졸업을 하자마자 취직할 거예요. (Joreobeul hajamaja chwijikhal goyeyo) As soon as I graduate, I will immediately look for a job.

Sample Conversation:

리나: 어제 집에 잘 들어갔어요? (Eoje jib-e jal deureogasseoyo?) Did you get home safely yesterday?

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세라: 네, 잘 어들갔어요, 리나 씨는요? (Ne, jal deurogasseoyo. Rina ssi-neunyo?) Yes, I arrived safely. What about Rina?

리나: 저도요. 저는 도착하자마 밥을 먹었어요. (Jeodoyo. Jeoneun dochakhajamaja babeul meogeosseoyo) Me too. After I got home, I immediately ate rice.

세요: 그래요, 저는 집에 도착하자마자 남자 친구를 전화했어요. (Geuraeyo. Jeoneun dochakhajamaja namja chin-gureul jeonhwahaesseoyo) Oh so, I got home and immediately called my boyfriend.

Can you understand the above explanation? Now we know that the grammar “자마자 (Jamaja)” is used to express activities that are done immediately after the previous activity is completed. Now you can practice by writing example sentences in the comments column with this grammar. Happy learning.

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