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How to say "I want to" in Korean -고 싶다

Hi everyone!

I would like to introduce the usage of ‘-고 싶다’ to all. This phrase is commonly used to express the desire of the subject. Adding ‘-고 싶다’ to the action verb gives it the meaning of “I want to ____.” See the examples below:

차를 마시고 싶다 – (I) want to drink a cup of tea

한국어를 배우고 싶다 – (I) want to learn the Korean Language

피자를 먹고 싶다 – (I) want to eat pizza

With second person, the same meaning can be delivered in a question format.

차를 마시고 싶어요? - Do you want to drink a cup of tea?

한국어를 배우고 싶어요? - Do you want to learn the Korean language?

피자를 먹고 싶어요? - Do you want to eat pizza?

With third person, the phrase changes a bit from '-고 싶다' to '-고 싶어한다.' 톰은 차를 마시고 싶어 한다

- Tom wants to drink a cup of tea

톰은 한국어를 배우고 싶어 한다 - Tom wants to learn the Korean language

톰은 피자를 먹고 싶어 한다 - Tom wants to eat pizza

I hope this article helps your study. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any further questions. Also check out our Twitter for the latest news on Korea.  

 

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1 comments on article "How to say "I want to" in Korean -고 싶다"

Cece

Very informative! Love this since I haven't been diligent in enrolling in classes since SEPT...

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