-기로 하다 Agreement
August 25, 2009 by tailieutienghan
-기로 하다 (-giro hada) is a sentence ending, used for agreements. It is often used in situations to make plans with someone, agreeing on a way or method of doing something, and, or making a resolution to oneself. This can be translated as “agreed to (verb)” or “made plans to (verb).”
This construction is used with action verbs. The final verb 하다 (hada) is where the verb is conjugated according tense, negation, or politeness level.
Verb Stem + 기로 하다
하다 (hada) – to do
하 (ha) – verb stem
하 + 기로 하다 = 하기로 하다
하기로 하다 (hagiro hada) – Agreed to do/Made plans to do
내일 축구하기로 했어. – naeil chukguhagiro haesseo
We agreed to make play soccer.
1.아침에 전화하기로 했어.
(achim-e jeonhwahagiro haesseo.)
We agreed to talk on the phone in the morning.
2.저는 담배를 끊기로 했어요.
(jeo-neun dambae-reul kkeunkiro haesseoyo.)
I agreed to quit smoking. (to a friend, to myself – this is unclear)
3.6월에 찬구랑 한국에 만나기로 했어.
(yuwol-e chingu-rang hanguk-e mannagiro haesseo.)
I agreed with a friend to meet in Korea in June.
Often, this construction ends in the past tense, 횄다 (haetda).
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