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“And” in Korean #2 Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

Today you will finish to learn “And” in Korean which are “고” and “그리고”.  First, “고” is after verb stem and it doesn’t matter whether it is past or present tense. Please see examples below.

To eat 먹다 – 먹고/ To ate 먹었다 – 먹었고

To sleep 자다 – 자고 / 잤고

To see 보다 – 보고 / 봤고

To read 읽다 – 읽고 / 읽었고

To go 가다 -가고 / 갔었고

To be wake up 일어나다 – 일어나고 / 일어났고

To be hungry 배고프다 – 배고프고 / 배고팠고

“그리고” is located between two or more sentences.  For instance, I will eat lunch. And I will meet my friend. 나는 점심을 먹을 거예요. 그리고 친구를 만날 거예요.  If you use “고” in this example, you can say 나는 점심 먹고 친구를 만날 거예요/ I will eat lunch and meet my friend. So, these two grammar pattern are interchangeable in most time.  Please watch the video below to learn more.





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