Level 5 Lesson 26 / Instead of … / 대신에, -는 대신에

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Welcome to another episode of TalkToMeInKorean! In this lesson, we are going to look at how to say “instead of” in Korean. The key expression to remember here is “대신에” [dae-si-ne].

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  • Matt

    다른 색 대신에 그 색 입어라. = Wear this colour instead of that other colour.
    임식 사는 대신에 티켓을 살 주세요. = Since I bought the food, please buy the tickets.
    공부하는 대신에 잦야겠어요. = Instead of studying, you should sleep.

    감사합니다 for the lesson.