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Saying "I want to..." in Korean
To express wanting to do something in Korean, you have to learn to change verbs a little but it's really easy. As I'm sure you know by now, all verbs in Korean end in '다'. The construction for saying you want to do something is 'V고 싶다' which, in a sentence, becomes 'V고 싶어요'. For example: The Korean verb for 'to go' is 가다. So if you want to say you want to go somewhere, how would we do it? Take 가다, drop the 다 and add -고 싶어요. The result? ...가고 싶어요 (I want to go). To expand the sentence, what if you want to say 'I want to go again'. The Korean word for 'again' is 다시 so... 가고 싶어요. I want to go. 다시 가고 싶어요. I want to go again. It's important to bear in mind that 다시 comes before the verb. I told you it was easy!
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thanks @traveller. the 다 and 고 싶 어 요 does it work for all verbs irrespective of anything?
again... does 다 시 come before the verb in everycase? @traveller. thanks a lot.
@priscilla the 다 ending will always drop and be replaced by 고 싶어요 - no exceptions that I can think of.
@priscilla do you mean 다시? (there's no space between the 다 and 시 -separate they actually mean different things which don't make sense here!) if so, 다시 would always go before the verb. Korean is different from English in the sense that in grammatically correct Korean, the verb will always come last.