Level 5 Korean Grammar

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Almost did / -(으)ㄹ 뻔했다, 할 뻔했다

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-시- (honorific) / -시-, 하시다

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Good work / 수고

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I guess, I assume / -나 보다

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I guess, I assume – Part 2 / -(으)ㄴ가 보다

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Word builder 6 / 문(文)

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As soon as… / -자마자, 하자마자

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It is about to …, I am planning to … / -(으)려고 하다, 하려고 하다

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While I was doing, and then / -다가, 하다가

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(To say) that S + be / -(이)라고 + nouns

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Sentence Building Drill #3

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Noun + -(이)라는 + Noun / Someone that is called ABC / Someone who says s/he is XYZ

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Word Builder lesson 7 / 회 (會)

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Since, Because, As / -(으)니까

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At least, Instead, It might not be the best but… / -(이)라도

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Narrative Present Tense in Korean / -(ㄴ/는)다

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Quoting someone in Korean / -(ㄴ/는)다는, -(ㄴ/는)다고

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Whether or not / -(으)ㄴ/는지

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To tell someone to do something / Verb + -(으)라고 + Verb

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Sentence Building Drill #4

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Word Contractions - Part 3 (이거를 –> 이걸)

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Word builder 8 / 식 (食)

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It seems like … / I assume … / -(으)려나 보다

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Not A But B, Don’t do THIS but do THAT / 말고, -지 말고

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Compared to, Relatively / -에 비해서 -ㄴ/은/는 편이다 /

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Instead of … / 대신에, -는 대신에

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You know, Isn’t it, You see…, Come on… / -잖아(요)

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To have no other choice but to… / -(으)ㄹ 수밖에 없다

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they said that they had done …, they said that they would … / -았/었/였다고, -(으)ㄹ 거라고

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Sentence Building Drill #5

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Test Your Korean – Level 5 Dialogue in 100% Korean

they said that they had done …, they said that they would … / -았/었/였다고, -(으)ㄹ 거라고

In this lesson at Talk To Me In Korean, we take a look at how to say things like “they said that they would do …”, “she said that she had done …”, etc. This is the final lesson in the series of lessons on -다고 and -라고. Be sure to review the previous lessons on -다고, -라고 and -라는 if you want to reinforce what you study in this lesson.

Have you ever wondered how to express the following in Korean? 

(1) He said that he would help me. 

(2) They said that it would be fun.

(3) She said that she studied Korean for three years. 


Through some of of the previous lessons, you learned how to quote someone using various forms.

Level 5 Lesson 10: Noun + -(이)라고 + Verb 

Level 5 Lesson 12: Noun + -(이)라는 + Noun 

Level 5 Lesson 17: Verb + -(ㄴ/는)다고 + Verb, Verb + -(ㄴ/는)다는 + Noun [Present Tense] 


In this lesson, you will learn how to use -라고 or -다고 with the future tense and the past tense when quoting someone. If you already know how to make future tense or past tense sentences, adding -라고 or -다고 is quite simple.


Past Tense + Quoting 

Verb Stem + -았/었/였 + -다고 (+ 하다/말하다/이야기하다/듣다/etc)


Ex) 

하다 (= to do) → 했다고 (= that they did)

먹다 (= to eat) → 먹었다고 (= that they ate)

사다 (= to buy) → 샀다고 (= that they bought)

살다 (= to live) → 살았다고 (= that they lived)

보다 (= to see) → 봤다고 (= that they saw)


했다고 말하다 = to say that they did it 

봤다고 듣다 = to hear that they saw it 


했다고 말했어요. = They said that they did it. 

봤다고 들었어요. = I heard that they saw it. 


Future Tense + Quoting 

Verb Stem + -(으)ㄹ 거 + -라고 (+ 하다/말하다/이야기하다/듣다/etc) 

Ex) 

하다 (= to do) → 할 거라고 (= that they will do)

먹다 (= to eat) → 먹을 거라고 (= that they will eat)

사다 (= to buy) → 살 거라고 (= that they will buy)

살다 (= to live) → 살 거라고 (= that they will live)

보다 (= to see) → 볼 거라고 (= that they will see)


할 거라고 말하다 = to say that they will do it 

볼 거라고 듣다 = to hear that they will see it 


할 거라고 말했어요. = They said that they would do it. 

볼 거라고 들었어요. = I heard that they were going to see it. 



Sample Sentences 

[Future tense quotation]

오늘 비가 올 거라고 했어요. 

= They said that it would rain today. 


그 사람은 내일 다시 올 거라고 했어요.

= He said he would come again tomorrow. 


친구들이 도와줄 거라고 했어요. 

= My friends told me that they would help me. 


생일 파티를 할 거라고 들었어요. 

= I heard that they were going to have a birthday party. 


어제 친구들한테 영화 볼 거라고 했어요? 

= Did you tell your friends yesterday that you would watch a movie? 


내일 다시 올 거라고 말해 주세요. 

= Please tell them that I will come again tomorrow. 


다음 주에 끝날 거라고 했잖아요. 

= You said that it would end next week, didn’t you? 


[Past tense quotation]

이사했다고 들었어요. 

= I heard that you moved. 


어제 그 영화 봤다고 했어요? 

= Did you say that you saw that movie yesterday? 


지갑을 잃어버렸다고 들었는데, 찾았어요? 

= I heard that you lost your wallet. Did you find it?

In this lesson at Talk To Me In Korean, we take a look at how to say things like “they said that they would do …”, “she said that she had done …”, etc. This is the final lesson in the series of lessons on -다고 and -라고. Be sure to review the previous lessons on -다고, -라고 and -라는 if you want to reinforce what you study in this lesson.
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