Not sure about this sentence...

Discussion in '한국어 (Korean)' started by jenko, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jenko New Member


    So I have my first oral exam in Korean tomorrow and this is one of the possible questions:
    여자(남자) 친구에게 생일선물을 하려고 하는데 뭐 좋을까요?
    I'm not really sure if I fullly understand the sentence. I know it has something to do with girl/boyfriend and birthday gifts... My first thought was something like: "What would you like your gf/bf to buy for your birthday"...? Then again, 에게 indicates that the action happens to that person. So is it more like: "What is a good birthday gift to get/buy for your girlfriend/boyfriend?" I guess I have a problem with the 하려고 하는데 part in the middle... Help would be appreciated!
  2. 하려고 하는데 is equivalent to 'be going to' in English.

    여자 친구에게 생일 선물을 하려고 하는데, = I'm gonna give her a birthday gift,

    뭐가 좋을까요? (do you have) any ideas?
  3. So the answer could be '향수도 괜찮을 것 같고.. 지갑도 괜찮을 것 같고.. 아니면 화장품 세트도 괜찮을 것 같아요.'
  4. jenko New Member

    Thank you! I didn't know about that expression and it just threw me off. Thanks, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a nice sunday. :)
  5. My pleasure. Have a nice weekend.

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