Level 1 Lesson 13 / I want to … / -고 싶어요

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안녕하세요! In this TTMIK lesson, let’s look at how to say “I want to”!!! It’s very important to know how to say this when you start learning a foreign language because you need to express what you want in order to get what you want. Using this expression, you will be able to say what you want to eat, what you want to see, or where you want to go. Now listen in to find out how to use this expression, and while you do, be sure to check out the free PDF lesson notes as well! 감사합니다.



You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.


  • Sham Alkhaldi

    hello ,
    I need to ask something , I don’t know how to write in Korean , even though i do not know anything from the alphabet ….. do I have to train writing the words & the grammar i take , or i’ll learn this later ??
    please reply as soon as possible
    by the way thanks for you , Korean language seems to be easier with your help :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. Many people say that learning Korean is not easy but it is easy to master Hangeul. Why don’t you start learning Hangeul (Korean alphabet)?

  • J.A.

    how about if you want to say i don’t want to eat?

    • Carmen Cristoloveanu

      the answer is in the comments below.


      jinseokjin 10 months ago

      You can add 안 before the verb.
      먹고 싶어요 > 안 먹고 싶어요”