LEVEL 1• LESSON 14- I want to + verb

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In our previous lesson, we learned how to say "I want to" in Korean.

In this lesson, we will practice using the structure "I want to" in context through more sample conversations.

First, let's look at 5 verbs. Don't worry if they are new to you. At this point, knowing how to use them is more important than memorizing each and every one of them.

하다 [ha-da] = to do
보다 [bo-da] = to see
먹다 [meok-da] = to eat
사다 [sa-da] = to buy
마시다 [ma-si-da] = to drink

Do you remember how to change a verb into the "I want to + verb" form?

하 + 다 + 고 싶어요

Yes. 다 [da] disappears and you add 고 싶어요 [go si-peo-yo] after the verb.

하다 --> 하고 싶어요 [ha-go si-peo-yo] = I want to do ...

보다 --> 보고 싶어요 [bo-go si-peo-yo] = I want to see ...

먹다 --> 먹고 싶어요 [meok-go si-peo-yo] = I want to eat ...

사다 --> 사고 싶어요 [sa-go si-peo-yo] = I want to buy ...

마시다 --> 마시고 싶어요 [ma-si-go si-peo-yo] = I want to drink ...

Do you remember how to say "WHAT" in Korean?

뭐 [mwo] = what

Sample conversations:

** Remember: In Korean, objects come before verbs.

A: 뭐 하고 싶어요? [mwo ha-go si-peo-yo?] = What do you want to do?

B: 텔레비전 보고 싶어요. [tel-le-bi-jeon bo-go si-peo-yo] = I want to watch TV.

A: 텔레비전 보고 싶어요? [tel-le-bi-jeon bo-go si-peo-yo?] = You want to watch TV?

B: 네. [ne] = Yeah.

A: 뭐 보고 싶어요? [mwo bo-go si-peo-yo] = What do you want to watch?

B: 뉴스 보고 싶어요. [nyu-seu bo-go si-peo-yo] = I want to watch the news.

A: 이거 사고 싶어요. [i-geo sa-go si-peo-yo] = I want to buy this.

B: 이거요? [i-geo-yo?] = This one?

A: 네. 이거 먹고 싶어요. [ne. i-geo meok-go si-peo-yo] = Yeah. I want to eat this.

B: 이거 뭐예요? [i-geo mwo-ye-yo?] = What is this?

A: 이거 김밥이에요. [i-geo gim-bap-i-e-yo] = This is gimbap.

Some more useful verbs

읽다 [ilg-da] = to read / 읽고 싶어요 [il-ggo si-peo-yo] = I want to read ...

자다 [ja-da] = to sleep / 자고 싶어요 [ja-go si-peo-yo] = I want to sleep.

놀다 [nol-da] = to hang out, to play / 놀고 싶어요 [nol-go si-peo-yo] = I want to play.

쉬다 [swi-da] = to rest / 쉬고 싶어요 [swi-go si-peo-yo] = I want to rest.

일하다 [il-ha-da] = to work / 일하고 싶어요 [il-ha-go si-peo-yo] = I want to work.

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