Level 3 Lesson 17 / in order to, for the sake of / 위하다, 위해, 위해서

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안녕하세요! Welcome back to our lessons! We all know that all of our listeners are working hard to achieve fluency in Korean! Today, we are going to find out how to say “for the sake of” “in order for” or “in order to” in Korean, so that you can say things like “for health”, “for the sake of health”, or “in order to speak Korean well” in Korean.

The expression introduced in this lesson is not very commonly used in spoken Korean, but you will hear it very often in TV shows or songs, so it will be very useful to know it!

You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here.

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  • Peter

    미국에서는, 아이들이 대학교에 가기 위해서, 부모님이 열심히 일하고 돈을 많이 모아야 되는 것 같아요. In the US, it seems like parents have to work very hard and save a lot of money in order for their children to go to university.

    (I hope this sentence at least kinda makes sense.)

    • Samuel Goh Kang Zheng

      Sounds great.

  • César Duarte

    회사를 위해서 열심히 일해요.

  • Asha

    슈퍼주니어 음악회에 가기 위해서 돈을 모아요 🙂
    In order to go to suju’s concert Iam saving money
    파티를 위해서 , 새 드레스 살거에요 🙂
    For the sake of the party i will by a new dress

    • Seokjin Jin

      We rather use the term 음악회 for orchestra concert and use 콘서트 for K-pop idol’s concert.

      슈퍼주니어 콘서트에 가기 위해서 돈을 모아요.

      살거에요> 살 거예요

    • Asha

      Ah so i can say 야니 음악회 가기 위해서 🙂 “to attend Yanni’s concert ” 감사합니다 and sorry to trouble u 🙂

  • qqiiqiii

    저는 한국에 여행기 위해서 열심히 일하고 돈을 모아 있어요.
    I am working hard and saving money in order to travel to Korea.

    맛있는 음식을 많이 먹기 위해서 열심히 일하고 있어요.
    I am working hard in order to eat a lot of delicious foods.

  • 산티아고

    저는 한국 대학교에 공부하기 우해서 한국어를 공부하고 있어요.
    I am learing Korean in order to study in a Korean university.

    저는 옷차림을 사기 위해서 돈을 모아요.
    I am saving up money in order to buy clothes.

  • Daniella Bohler

    한국에 오기 위해서 슈퍼마켓에서 일했어요. = In order to come to korea I worked in a supermarket

  • Darlen Sorrentino

    한국에 가기 위해서 한국어를 공부해요

  • SonnoS boo

    Hi guys
    Im kind of curious.they said 위해서/위헤 is mostly used in written language. so how could we say that in casual way ?

    • Nawal

      according to what what i understood from the lesson, it’s not used in a casual way !!

  • Katie Garcia

    한국에서 남편을 만나기 위해서 서류를 준비해요
    I’m preparing documents in order to meet my husband in Korea

  • Nengzhao Kalie Yan

    먹기 위해서 운동해요.
    I workout for eating. (So that I can eat whatever I want without gaining too much weight)

  • Mizani Washburn

    빅뱅 오빠들과 한국어 같이 말하기 위해서 한국어를 공부하는 중이에요.

  • Sanjeeda Masroor

    1) I am saving up money to go to korea
    – 한국에 가기 위해서 돈이 모아고 있어요

    2)In order to speak in korean, iam learning korean at TTMIk
    -한국어를 말 하기 위해서 TTMIK에서 한국어 공부하고 있어요

  • Nawal

    안녕하세요 여러분

    ‘”저는 건강을 위해서 매일 과일하고 야채 오개 먹어요.” 맞아요?

    진짜 고맙습니다 TTMIK 팀

  • Dania Freih

    저는 부모님을 위해서 열심히 공부했어요.
    저는 한국어 잘 하기 위해 한국 드라마 봐요.
    친구를 위해서 갈게요.

  • yourippehdees

    딴을 위해서 매일매일 매달매달 매년매년 일 하고 있어요.
    For the sake of my daughter, I’m working day after day,  month after month, year after year.

    정신적 건강을 위해서 아침에 커피를 마셔요.
    For the sake of my mental health, I drink coffee every morning