Level 1 Korean Grammar

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Hello. Thank you. / 안녕하세요. 감사합니다.

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Yes. No. What? / 네. 아니요. 네?

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Good-bye. See you. / 안녕히 가세요. 안녕히 계세요. 안녕.

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I’m sorry. Excuse me. / 죄송합니다. 저기요.

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It’s me. What is it? / 저예요. 뭐예요?

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What is this? This is ... / 이거 뭐예요? 이거...

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This, That, It / 이, 그, 저

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It’s NOT me. / 아니에요.

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Particles for Topic and Subject / 은, 는, 이, 가

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have, don’t have, there is, there isn’t / 있어요, 없어요

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Please give me. / 주세요.

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It’s delicious. Thank you for the food. / 맛있어요. 잘 먹겠습니다. 잘 먹었습니다.

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I want to ... / -고 싶어요

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What do you want to do? / 뭐 하고 싶어요?

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Sino-Korean Numbers / 일, 이, 삼, 사

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Basic Present Tense / -아요, -어요, -여요

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Past Tense / -았/었/였어요 (했어요)

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Particles for Location / 에, 에서

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When / 언제

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Native Korean numbers / 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷

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Negative Sentences / 안, -지 않다

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하다 verbs

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Who? / 누구?

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Why? How? / 왜? 어떻게?

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From A To B, From C Until D / -에서/부터 -까지

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Test Your Korean – Level 1 Dialogue in 100% Korean

I want to ... / -고 싶어요

안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, let’s look at how to say “I want to”!!! It’s very important to know how to say this when you start learning a foreign language because you need to express what you want in order to get what you want. Using this expression, you will be able to say what you want to eat, what you want to see, or where you want to go.

In this lesson, we are going to study how to say “I want to...” in Korean. In the previous lessons, we learned how to say that something is delicious, and also how to thank for the food you are going to eat. 

맛있어요. [ma-si-sseo-yo] = It’s delicious. 
맛없어요. [ma-deop-seo-yo] = It’s nasty.
잘 먹겠습니다. [jal meok-ge-sseum-ni-da] = Thank you for the food. I will enjoy it.
잘 먹었습니다. [jal meo-geo-sseum-ni-da] = I enjoyed the meal. Thanks for the food.

But before you order something in a restaurant or in a coffee shop, you might as well ask your friends what they want to eat or drink, and also tell them what you want to have. 

In English, you add the expression “want to” before the verb, but in Korean, you need to change the end of the verb. But don’t worry. It’s not too difficult to do. 

-고 싶어요 [-go si-peo-yo] = I want to + V

Now, let’s practice.

Here are some frequently used Korean verbs.

가다 [ga-da] = to go
보다 [bo-da] = to see
먹다 [meok-da] = to eat

And changing these verbs into the -고 싶어요 form is very simple. Just drop the 다 [da] (the last letter in all Korean verbs) and add -고 싶어요 [-go sipeoyo].  

to go = 가다 [ga-da] → 가  +  -고 싶어요 → 가고 싶어요.
가고 싶어요 [ga-go si-peo-yo] = I want to go. 

to see = 보다 [bo-da]  → 보  +  -고 싶어요 → 보고 싶어요.
보고 싶어요 [bo-go si-peo-yo] = I want to see/look/watch.

to eat = 먹다 [meok-da]  → 먹  +  -고 싶어요 → 먹고 싶어요.
먹고 싶어요 [meok-go si-peo-yo] = I want to eat. 

Sample conversations

A: 뭐 먹고 싶어요? [mwo meok-go si-peo-yo?] = What do you want to eat?
B: 햄버거 먹고 싶어요. [haem-beo-geo meok-go si-peo-yo] = I want to eat a hamburger.

A: 뭐 먹고 싶어요? [mwo meok-go si-peo-yo?] = What do you want to eat?
B: 회 먹고 싶어요. [hoe meok-go si-peo-yo] = I want to eat raw fish.


Here’s another useful word to know.

더 [deo] = more 

Now that you know how to say “I want to eat (it)” you can say “I want to eat more.” using this word 더. 

먹고 싶어요. [meok-go si-peo-yo] = I want to eat it. 
더 먹고 싶어요. [deo meok-go si-peo-yo] = I want to eat more. 

주세요. [ju-se-yo] = Please give me.
더 주세요. [deo ju-se-yo] = Please give me more.

안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, let’s look at how to say “I want to”!!! It’s very important to know how to say this when you start learning a foreign language because you need to express what you want in order to get what you want. Using this expression, you will be able to say what you want to eat, what you want to see, or where you want to go.
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