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Learn Korean Indirect Quotation #1 Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

There are four types of indirect quotations which are two Statements, a Question, a Suggestion, and a Command. 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 “V or Adj+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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Soo came to America in 2002 for studying English and getting degrees in higher education. He’d never expected to work in America after he finished his college, but he got a great job in construction and had worked with them for three years. He also has working as a FT and PT Korean instructor and tutor for seven years in Korean and America. He got his TESOL certificate in 2011 and finished his master’s degree in 2014.


  1. aelaa:

    Isn’t mistake in this transliteration?

    (나는) 그가 교회에 갔다고 들었다/gu ga hak kyo ae gac da go mal hac da.

    I think transliteration is about school (hakkyo), not about church (gyo hwi)