Try To

Think about 5 things that you want to try right now. It doesn’t matter how small or big it is and list them on your mind. Then it’s time to learn how to say ‘I want to try something’ in Korean. By the way, In the Korean language, even ‘try to’ is a conjugation. It’s really hard to find what is not a conjugation. Anyway, Let’s start it.

 

 

 

Try To / Attempt To in Korean

‘보다’ means ‘to watch / see / look’. However, When you use ‘-보다’ as a conjugation in the present tense and the future tense, it becomes to have a meaning ‘try to do something’ or ‘attempt to do something’.

 

Korean Language Course 31. Try in Korean 1

 

Really interesting thing is that the nuance is really similar to the English word ‘see’. For example, If I say 먹어보다, then it literally means ‘eat and see’. It shares the sense of knowledge or experiences. (if you think about ‘I see’, you’d know why they are similar)

 

 

 

Experiences

When you use it in the past tense, it becomes to have 2 different meanings at the same time. ‘I tried to do something’ or ‘I have done something’ to describe your experiences before.

 

Course 31. Try 2

 

For example, 해봤어 sounds like ‘I tried to do it’ and at the same time, sounds like ‘I’ve done it before’

 

 

 

Suggestion

The Korean language use ‘-보다’ conjugation especially when the speaker suggest or provide something to the listener. Like your mom made something delicious and then said ‘Try it, it’s good’.

 

Korean Language Course 31. Try in Korean 3

 

Of course, it can be used just for suggestions in the Korean language, but it makes the tone very soft and sometimes sounds like giving a benefit to the speaker. (just like your mom)

 

 

 

Want To Try to in Korean

One of the most common phrases in the Korean language is probably this : -보고 싶다 (I want to try to do something).

 

Course 31. Try 4

 

It’s a really useful phrase especially when you travel to a new place and a new culture and probably the phrase you would mostly say is ‘oh I want to try that’ or ‘I want to eat that’. At the moment, this -보고싶다 would be the most useful phrase. And, you can use it in a romantic way too.

 

 

 

Another Meaning

If you say 보고 싶다 and don’t use it as a conjugation. Then it means ‘I miss you’. Yes, 보고 싶다 literally means ‘want to see’ but native Koreans use it when they miss someone. (not something though)

 

보고 싶다
I miss you

 

 

 

What Do You Want To Try?

Sometimes you want to ask someone else to do something together for what you want to try, right? Then I’m 100% sure that you need the 주세요 conjugation. Why don’t you jump into the next tutorial and learn how to ask someone a favor? Also, if you liked this tutorial, check our Patreon page. We are waiting for a new CEO.

kr_flag

Teacher

Jun Hamm

Author img

⠂Made in Korea
⠂Made of 100% Korean
⠂Adjusted as 100% Korean
⠂Ready to active Professor Mode
⠂Love to make people laugh as much as I love to teach

Hello everyone, it’s your Korean teacher Jun! Thanks for learning Korean with me! I really want to say I admire your enthusiasm and passion for learning languages. No one forced you to yet you are here on your own to expand your knowledge. I’m happy I’m a part of it ?

I spent years making all the tutorials and I really hope it’d be super duper helpful for you. Also, I should mention that this website has been possible thanks to so many people with a good heart. They are the second author of all tutorials! ?

40%
1:1 MASTER CLASS.

DISCOUNT

DON'T MISS THE SPECIAL OFFER

This Course Was $15

$15, maybe it’s nothing that you can earn after a couple of hours of labor. Or, maybe you have to work for full days to earn it only because of where you were born. And $15, It’s the average price of Korean textbooks. Life is unfair. But that’s why we can help each other, we are helping each other.

This Is Why I Published My Textbook For Free

I didn’t make it possible alone. A lot of people helped me and encouraged me and, of course, support me. I really appreciate my supporters, Team Junicorns. If my tutorials are helpful or if you want to share the same dream, join the Team Junicorns and support me to keep going.

Contact / Follow Me

ig img

Instagram

yt img

Youtube

pt img

Patreon


dc img
Join Korean Jun Community!

Go Team Junicorn!

Why Korean Jun?

Super Real Korean

Do you really use some words such as ‘a little boy’, ‘lions’ or ‘carrot’ everyday? So, I’m not going to teach those.

The Magical POWER

The ancient magical language from the far far land. Learn Korean and it’ll make you look 500% more charming.

No Fake, No False

Some wise man in the internet age said ‘Don’t believe the internet’. However, in Korean Jun, any tutorial is triple checked! Accurate than any textbooks.

Build Korean Brain

Instead of forcing you to memorize words. I’m going to make you understand how Korean grammar really works. Learn Korean grammar triple faster!

Super Duper High-Quality

This is not just an internet free learning material. I spent years for the Core Grammar course.

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x