LESSON 3: KOREAN GRAMMA: I want to… ~고 싶다

How to say in Korean:  I WANNA or I WANT TO…

This grammatical expression is interchangeable with I would like to (I’d like to…) and I would love to (I’d love to…), but mostly used when you really want to do something.

Look at the following examples:

  1. I wanna try something new –> 뭔가 새로운 걸 시도해 보고 싶다.
  2. I really wanna met him today–> 나는오늘 그를 정말 만나고 싶다.
  3. I want to go CGV–> 나는  CGV에 가고 싶다.
  4. I would like to buy clothes–> 나는 옷들을 사고 싶다.

As you might know, the expression –>보고 싶다 It is the way to make the verb in infinitive, so from there you are free to change it to any level of Korean speech:

to the most casual speech level of Korean –> 보고 싶어, 만나고 싶or to normal polite level of speech–> 보고 싶어요, 만나고 싶어요.

That was not really difficult right ^^)


시도해 보다: to try (v)

만나다: to meet (v)

정말: really (adv)

사다: to buy (v)


Hope you enjoyed!

XOXO Laura


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