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what's the meaning of these;

actually I want to know the usage of the ending 고


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Additional Details:is 하고 and 다고 different?

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Base language: English
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    First of all, yes, 하고 and 다고 are two different things.

    1. 하고
    - 하고 is one of the many verb forms. Simply put, it's translated as "--- and,"

    원하다 to want. 원하고 to want and...

    말하다 to say. to speak 말하고 to say and... to speak and...

    - For example,

    나는 아이스크림을 *원하고* 너는 쿠키를 원한다.
    (I want ice cream *and* you want cookie.)

    나는 *말하고* 너는 듣는다.
    (I talk *and* you listen.)

    - However, notice that "~하고 있다" is an idiomatic expression for "to be doing something (right now)" (present progressive) and "~하고 싶다" is an idiomatic expression for "to hope to do something."

    So in these two cases, "하고" has nothing do with its original meaning of "and..."

    - For example,

    나는 Robert와 *말하고 있다.* (I'm talking with Robert (*right now*))

    나는 한국어로 *말하고 싶다.* (I *hope* to talk in English.)


    2) 다고
    - 다고 is used for "indirect quotes." In English, you guys use "that."

    - For example,

    그는 나에게 한국에 *간다고* 말했다. He told me *that* he is going to Korea.

    나를 *사랑한다고* 말해. Say *that* you love me.


    Hope my explanation clarified your question.

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