싶다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Auxiliary adjective[edit]

싶다 (sipda) (infinitive 싶어, sequential 싶으니)

  1. to be desirous of; to want (requires a main verb with suffix -고 (-go))
    가고 싶다.
    Gago sipda.
    [I] want to go.
    정말 갖고 싶은 상품jeongmal gatgo sipeun sangpum ― a merchandise that [I] really want to have

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note: unlike English "want", "싶다" can only take a verb. To convey the meaning of "want something", use 갖고 싶다 (gatgo sipda) (literally, want to have) or 원하다 (wonhada).

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