-으려고 [ euryeogo ]

This expression is a connective ending, which conveys the meaning of intention.

It is used with roots of verbs that end with a consonant/consonants except ‘ㄹ’.

ex)

모기를 잡으려고 움직였다. (I moved to catch a mosquito.) (잡다)

당신과 함께 먹으려고 기다렸어요. (I waited to eat with you.) (먹다)

  • With roots of verbs that end with vowels or ‘ㄹ’, -려고 [ ryeogo ] is used.

ex)

주문하려고 벨을 눌렀다.  (I pushed the button to make an order.) (주문하다)

그는 잘못을 숨기려고 거짓말을 한다.  (He is lying to cover his wrongdoing.)  (숨기다)

음악을 틀려고 했어.  (I tried to play the music.) (틀다)