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Lesson 11:

​보고 싶어요.

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By now you might be grasping that a lot of Korean grammar, especially in the early stage, is all about the verb endings.  Let's role with that!  The last two lessons of our Level 1 are going to focus on some other verb endings.  This week we'll learn how to say I want to ... . That'll be tomorrow (Day 2), of course.
We're bringing back Sujin and James for a conversation on our practice day (Day 3), and for Korean Plus, we're going to learn a new kind of noun marker like 이/가 or 을/를 that might just be more important that our grammar page!
But as always, let's start with the vocab.  It's below.

After you know this vocabulary, move on to DAY 2: Grammar to check out your first Korean grammar rule! 

Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4

 
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Grammar:

~고 싶어요.

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OK.  In some ways, this is easier grammar than the last few weeks.  In one way, it's a little weird.  Here's what you need to know:

  • Add ~고 싶어요 to any verb.  It means I want to (verb).  Add it to any verb without a final consonant:

뭐 하고 싶어요 ?

...But also add it to a verb with a final consonant:

뭐 먹고 싶어요 ?

  • No prob, right?  But here's the thing: We can only use the above for first person ("I") and second person ("you") statements and questions.  If you want to use this in third person ("he"/"she"/"they"), you need to use ~고 싶어하다:

친구가 뭐 먹고 싶어해요 ?

In that sense, it's kind of like the 좋아요/좋아해요 we learned in Korean Plus a few weeks ago!  By the way, I didn't mention this third person thing in the video above (we're keeping it simple here), so make a mental note of it!

It's not too hard, right?  So we're going to mix in comprehension with your conjugation activity today.   You have to understand the question in order to put the right verb in, and then conjugate it.

Ask any questions about this grammar in the text box below.

OK, next up is  DAY 3: Practice, in which we're going to check back in with Sujin and James to see a conversation with this grammar.  

Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4