~아/어 달라고 [ Korean Grammar ] 

 August 16, 2021

By  Smriti

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Today we’ll see how to form sentences with Korean grammar pattern " ~아/어 달라고 " with some example sentences.

~아/어 달라고 [ Korean Grammar ]

It is used by the speaker to quote imperative sentences which depict command or request. 
It is used in the place of 주다 for imperative sentences which means "to request".
Like for example :

  • 가방 주세요. - Please give me the bag.
  • 가방 달라고 했어. - I asked to give the bag.

There are two ways to use this grammar pattern :

  • With noun ~달라고 하다
  • With verb ~아/어 달라고 하다

Rule to conjugate :

In the first case : with noun

You simply need to add ~ 달라고 after the word irrespective of whether the word ends with a verb or consonant.

In the second case : with verb 

Remove 다  from the root verb and add 아/어 달라고  after the verb stem. 


Similarly the imperative sentences in English could be translated as. 

1) The director kept telling me to raise my chin.

감독님께서 자꾸 턱을 들라고 하시던데요.


2) He orders Jemmy to come with him as his servant.

왕자는 제비에게 자기와 함께 가서 자기 시중을 들라고 명령한다.


3) Tell Jennifer to grow up.

제니퍼에게 철 좀 들라고 해.


4) She hit up Tom for carrying the box.

그녀는 톰에게 상자를 들라고 부탁했다.


5) The student said to the teacher raise the grades.

학생은 선생님에게 성적을 올려 달라고 했어요


6) Grandpa asked me to explain how to use this computer, but it was very difficult.

할아버지가 이 컴퓨터를 어떻게 쓰는지를 설명해 달라고 했지만 아주 힘들었어요.


7) He asked me to shut the window.

그는 창문을 닫아달라고 했어.


8) He asked for some money.

그는 돈을 좀 제공해 달라고 했다.


Related Korean grammar posts :
A/V/N ~을/ㄹ지 모르겠다

A/V + 기는 하지만

A-아/어하다

(으)ㄴ/는/인 데다가

Verb + 기 전에 and Noun + 전에


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