There are four types of indirect quotations which are two Statements, a Question, and a Suggestion. Today, you will learn the first statement which is 고. Indirect quotation is very useful and common to use between native Koreans. So, I am sure that you want to learn this. Let’s study with some examples below. Grammar rule is “plain form +고+(verb:들었다, 말했다)”. In English, when you use “That”, you need to use this grammar in Korean.
He went to the church/그가 교회에 갔다.
I heard that he went to the church/ (나는) 그가 교회에 갔다고 들었다/gu ga hak kyo ae gac da go mal hac da.
He doesn’t like her anymore/그가 그녀를 더 이상 안 좋아한다.
He said that he doesn’t like her anymore/(그는) 그가 그녀를 더 이상 안 좋아한다고 말했다/ gu nun gu ga gu neoy lul deo e sang an jo a han da go dul eoc da.
Can you see how it changed using “That”? I am sure do. Please see more examples in the video. We will go though more indirect quotation in next week. Please leave any question you have.
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