이, 히 Passive Examples – Korean Causative and Passive Forms #9

Today, we'll learn the suffix examples of 이, 히 in passive forms.

이: 놓이다(놓다, put), 보이다(보다, look), 묶이다(묶다, tie), 섞이다(섞다, mix), 쌓이다(쌓다, stack), 쓰이다(쓰다, use, write), 파이다(파다, dig)
히: 닫히다(닫다, close), 먹히다(먹다, eat), 묻히다(묻다, bury, hide), 박히다(박다, bump, crash), 밟히다(밟다, stomp), 얹히다(얹다, put on), 잡히다(잡다, catch)

There is a kind of pattern like:

  • 이 suffix is added after the verbs whose stem ends with a vowel like 보다, 파다, or with the ending sound, ㄱ, ㅎ like 놓다, 묶다, etc.
  • 히 suffix is added after the verbs whose stem ends with ㄱ, ㄷ, ㅂ, ㅈ, ㅊ.

These are only general rules. I wrote this to help you find them faster. The only method is to find passive form is to ask your Korean friends or to find dictionary.

Examples

여기 놓여 있던 물병 어디갔어?
The water bottle was here. Where did it go?

보이지 않는 것을 보려고 해 봐.
Try to see what you cannot see.

나무에 묶인 강아지를 풀어 주었다.
I released the dog which was tied to the tree.

물과 기름은 섞이지 않는다.
You cannot mix water and oil.

쌓여 있던 업무를 전부 처리했다.
I handled every remained work.

이 물건이 이렇게 쓰일 줄은 진짜 몰랐다.
I didn't know that it can be used like this.

그 공격으로 인해 바닥이 깊게 파였다.
That attack made a big hole on the ground.

다섯 시가 되면 문이 자동으로 닫혀.
When in 5 o'clock, the door is closed automatically.

개구리가 뱀에게 먹혔다.
The frog was eaten by the snake.

이 소식이 완전히 묻혀 버렸어.
This news was completed buried.

나무에 박힌 못을 빼 냈다.
I put out the nail on the wood.

발이 밟히는 바람에 많이 다쳤어.
My foot was stepped on, so I was heavily wounded.

우선 의자 위에 얹혀 놨어. 필요하면 찾아 가.
I put them on the chair. So, take it if you need it.

도둑이 잡힐 줄 알았는데 그게 아니더라고.
I thought that the thief was caught. But it was not.