In the mood for / craving

ㄹ 기분이 아니다 not in the mood for

고 싶다 in the mood for doing

이/가 땡기다 in the mood for (food/drink)

ㄹ 기분이 아니다
not in the mood for

Add ㄹ to verbs just like you would for future tense~

공부할 기분이 아니에요
I don’t feel like studying / I’m not in the mood to study

영화를 볼 기분이 아니에요
I don’t feel like watching a movie / not in the mood for a movie

오늘 일할 기분이 아니야
I don’t feel like working today / not in the mood to work today

Can you use it with 이다?

Technically, but I was told they hardly ever use it. It’s more common to use 고 싶다

공부하는 기분이에요
A studying mood (in the mood to study)
-> correct and understandable, but hardly ever used

고 싶다
in the mood to do

For the previous example, instead of ㄴ 기분이다 you would say 공부하고 싶어요
-> When you say “I’m in the mood for” you really mean “I want to do” 고 싶다 can be used and translated as “I’m in the mood for / I feel like” even though it doesn’t literally say that:)

영화를 보고 싶어요
Want to watch a movie
Feel like watching a movie
In the mood for a movie

뭐 하고 싶어요?
What do you wanna do?
What do you feel like doing?
What are you in the mood for?

NOTE
Just like 고 싶다 can mean “in the mood for” 싶지 않다 can mean “not in the mood for”

Do you wanna watch a movie?
No…. I’m not in the mood for watching a movie
(아니요… 영화를 보고 싶지 않아요)

커피를 마시고 싶지 않아요
Don’t wanna drink coffee
Not in the mood for coffee
Don’t feel like coffee


이/가 땡기다
craving food/drink

When you say “I’m in the mood for coffee” you mean 1 of 2 things
1) I want to drink coffee 커피를 마시고 싶어요
2) I am craving coffee 커피가 땡겨요
이/가 땡기다 to be craving ~
-> This Expression is often used for food and drink and can translate as “in the mood for~”

치맥이 땡겨요
In the mood for chicken and beer
Craving chicken and beer
(or you can say 치맥을 먹고 싶어요)

과일이 땡겨
In the mood for fruit
Craving fruit
(or you can say 과일을 먹고 싶어)

~ Shelbi

Published by Satyanghae Korean (Hannah & Shelbi)

We are just 3 students who wish to share the love and joy of learning Korean through lesson posts and translations! We are doing this for fun, based on our experience and questions we ask native speakers. We are not fluent! Just passionate  ~ Hannah, Shelbi, and Jordan

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