Verb+기로하다 [Korean Grammar] 

 February 16, 2024

By  Uruba Kashish

Let's learn how to use "Verb+기로 하다 [Korean Grammar]and make some example sentences.

V+기로하다 (Korean Grammar)


V+기로 하다 Korean grammar pattern is used to express a plan or intention of any individual.

It equals to " Decided to" in English.

In past tense ~기로 하다 becomes ~기로 했다 and usually this pattern is used in Past tense.


V+기로 하다 grammar is used with verbs. The first step of ‘V+기로 하다’ conjugation is to remove ‘다’ from the base form of the verb.

  •  Take the stem of the verb and directly add 기로 했다 to that.

So let's take a verb 먹다(to eat). if you remove 다 from 먹다, 먹 (stem) is left. And then, Directly add 기로 하다 to it.

So it becomes 먹기로 했다.


저는 김치를 먹기로 했다. ( I decide to eat Kimchi.)


  • 오늘 도서관에 가기로 했어요. (I planned/ Intended to go to the library today.)
  • 친구들이랑 점심을 먹기로 했어요. ( I planned to eat lunch with my friends.)
  •  우리는 내년에 결혼하기로 했어요. (We have decided to get married on New year.)
  • 주말에 친구하고 같이 영화관에 가기로 했어요.(I decided to go to cinema with my friend in the weekend.)
  • 오늘 시장에 가기로 했어요 (Today I decided to go to the market.)
  • 세 시 까지 공부 하기로 해요. ( I plan to study till 3.)
  • 저는 김치를 먹기로 해요. ( I plan to eat Kimchi.)

Uruba Kashish

Uruba Kashish completed her schooling in Commerce, bachelor's in English literature& Education. Currently doing her Masters in Translation studies (MATS). She is working as a Educational content writer with reputed websites like LKI, Annyeong India & TOPIK Guide. She is a Korean language and culture enthusiast and has been working across multiple disciplines which broadly addresses narratives of similarities between Korean and Indian culture. Apart from being a content writer at LKI, she is a Korean language Instructor at LKI. She manages Annyeong India website as Creative Head and has had her pieces published in TOPIK GUIDE website as well. In her other life, she is a rising entrepreneur, life enthusiast and a learner and is involved with multiple Korean-Indian projects. We are a team of passionate researchers from Seoul National University specializing in Korean language and linguistics. We are committed to helping international students prepare for the TOPIK test. You can connect with us.

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