15th Feb2012

Everyday Korean – How to say “What do you want to eat?”/ “I want to eat something” in Korean

by Min

뭐 먹고 싶어요? Maw Muk Go Shi Paw Yo?

In this episode, we will learn how to say “What do you want to eat?” in Korean. We say,

뭐 먹고 싶어요? Maw Muk Go Shi Paw Yo?

뭐 (Maw) means.. what

먹고 싶어요 (Muk Go Shi Paw Yo) means ‘want to eat’ or ‘would like to eat’ in Korean.

What do you want to eat? then, you say

뭐 먹고 싶어요? Maw Muk Go Shi Paw Yo?

More respectful way that you should use to people older than you is following:

뭐 드시고 싶으세요? Maw Deu Shi Go Shi Peu Se Yo?

It’s long but for older/higher ranked people than you, you should use 드시다 (Deu Shi Da) instead of 먹다 (Mug Da). Therefore, you should say,

뭐 드시고 싶으세요? Maw Deu Shi Go Shi Peu Se Yo?

to your boss, your parents, or grandparents, or your teacher, etc.

For people younger than you, you can just say,

뭐 먹고 싶어? Maw Muk Go Shi Paw?

without 요(Yo) in the end.

 

When you answer this question, you can just put things that you want to eat in front of 먹고 싶어요. (Muk Go Shi Paw Yo.)

김치 먹고 싶어요. Kimchi Muk Go Shi Paw Yo. I want to eat Kimchi.

피자 먹고 싶어요. Pizza Muk Go Shi Paw Yo. I want to eat pizza.

Easy?

 

Summary:

What do you want to eat?

In general

뭐 먹고 싶어요? Maw Muk Go Shi Paw Yo?

Respectful way / People older than you:

뭐 드시고 싶으세요? Maw Deu Shi Go Shi Peu Se Yo?

To your friend, people younger than you:

뭐 먹고 싶어? Maw Muk Go Shi Paw?

 

To answer this question or if you just want to say “I want to eat something

_____ 먹고 싶어요. ____ Muk Go Shi Paw Yo.

_____ 먹고 싶어.    ____ Muk Go Shi Paw. (To your friends/people younger than you)

 

Please leave a comment if you have any questions. Thanks!

Happy Studying! :)

 

 

 

Related posts:

Follow Me

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Leave your comments below

One Response to “Everyday Korean – How to say “What do you want to eat?”/ “I want to eat something” in Korean”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Real Time Web Analytics