Decoded Slug: ~려고 하다 [ryeogo hada] (Try to)

Korean Grammar Point
~려고 하다 [ryeogo hada] (Try to)

~려고 하다 [ryeogo hada] (Try to)

Short explanation:

'려고 하다' is used to express one's intention or the try to do something. It can be translated as 'try to' or 'plan to'.


Verb Stem + 려고 하다


저는 오늘 학교에 가려고 했는데, 비가 와서 갈 수 없었어요.
Jeoneun oneul hakgyoe garyeogo haessneunde, biga waseo gal su eopseosseoyo.
I intended to go to school today, but because it rained I couldn't go.
삼촌은 내일 우리 집에 올려고 했지만 차가 고장나서 오지 못했어요.
Samchoneun naeil uri jibe olryeogo haessjiman chaga gojangnaseo oji moshaesseoyo.
My uncle tried to come to our house tomorrow, but he couldn't because his car broke down.
나는 당신에게 전화려고 했어요, 그러나 배터리가 다 되어서 전화를 하지 못했어요.
Naneun dangsinege jeonhwaryeogo haesseoyo, geureona baeteoriga da doeeoseo jeonhwareul haji moshaesseoyo.
I tried to call you, but I couldn't because my battery was dead.
친구들이 함께 영화를 보려고 했지만 표가 매진되어 보지 못했습니다.
Chingudeuli hamkke yeongwareul boryeogo haessjiman pyoga maejindoeeo boji moshaessseubnida.
My friends and I tried to watch a movie together, but we couldn't because the tickets were sold out.

Long explanation:

This grammar point, ~려고 하다 [ryeogo hada], is used to express the intention or the effort to do something. It's a common structure when someone is planning or trying to do something. This phrase is often used in sentences where someone is intending to do something in the near future. It's equivalent to 'try to' or 'plan to' in English.

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