In Korean, as you already know, there are some ‘particles’ which are used to mark the roles of some nouns, and so far, we have learned about subject marking particles (이[i] and 가[ga]) and topic marking particles (은[eun] and 는[neun]). In this lesson, we are going to have a look at location marking particles, 에 [e] and 에서 [e-seo], and also how to say WHERE in Korean.
- First let’s learn the word for “WHERE” or “WHICH PLACE”.
어디[eo-di] = where, which place
Now, let’s look at how to ask someone “Where do you want to go?” in Korean.
- to go = 가다 [ga-da]
- to want to = 고 싶어요 [go si-peo-yo]
- Do you remember how to form a sentence using 고 싶어요 [go si-peo-yo]? Yes, you drop the letter ‘다’ at the end of a verb and attach 고 싶어요 after that.
- 가다 + 고 싶어요 –> 가고 싶어요 [ga-go si-peo-yo] = I want to go.
- 가고 싶어요 = I want to go.
- 가고 싶어요? = Do you want to go?
And now, you just add the word 어디 [eo-di] in front of the verb.
어디 가고 싶어요? [eo-di ga-go si-peo-yo?] = Where do you want to go? បន្តការអាន