Direct Quotations

To make a direct quotation in Korean, the quoted speech is first followed by  하고 or 라고, then by the appropriate verb, e.g. 말하다, 듣다, 쓰다, etc.

Examples
엄마는 ‘많이 먹어!’ 라고 말했어요.
Mum said, “Eat a lot!”.

나는 카드에 ‘축하합니다’ 하고 썼어요.
I wrote “Congratulations” on the card.

“걱정하지 마!”라고 그녀가 말했다.
“Don’t worry!” she said.

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