If you’ve ever heard someone saying -다고요 at the end of their sentences, here’s what it means!
-(ㄴ/는)다고요 and -(이)라고요 are used when you want to emphasize something that someone or you have said. The basic purpose of this ending is to “quote” or “cite” someone as saying something, but it can be used to repeat and stress what has been said before as well.
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가요. = I’m coming. / I’m going.
간다고요. = I said I’m coming. / I said I’m going.
알았어요. = I understood. / I got it.
알았다고요. = I said I got it.
Descriptive verb stem + 다고
작다 = to be small
작아요. 작다고요. = It’s small. I said it’s small.
아프다 = to hurt
아파요. 아프다고요. = It hurts. I said it hurts.
Action verb stem + -ㄴ/는다고
모르다 = to not know
몰라요. 모른다고요. = I don’t know. I said I don’t know.
사다 = to buy
안 사요. 안 산다고요. = I am not going to buy it. I said I am not buying it.
먹다 = to eat
먹어요. 먹는다고요. = I’ll eat. I said I’ll eat it.
Past tense action verb + -다고
사다 = to buy
안 샀어요. 안 샀다고요. = I didn’t buy it. I said I didn’t buy it.
Noun + -(이)라고
저 = I
저예요. 저라고요. = It’s me. I said it’s me.
Future tense + -라고
만나다 = to meet
안 만날 거예요. 안 만날 거라고요. = I’m not going to meet them. I said I’m not going to meet them.
Emphasize your point with “-다고요”