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In English, we create lists like what I've written below.

Things to do:

  • Buy a broom
  • Eat a sandwich
  • Call my brother

Is the same kind of list done in Korean? If so, how?

Edit: I'm also looking for formatting and punctuation. Is the same list formatting and punctuation used for listing things?

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  • Possibly using the 으(ㅁ) style final verb ending?
    – B. Alvn
    Jul 18 '17 at 0:21
  • @B.Alvn (으)ㅁ final verb ending is never put in a to-do list, as using (으)ㅁ would imply the stuff has been done Jul 19 '17 at 17:52
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I am not a native speaker, but I believe these would be done with the -기 nominalization form:

  • 빗자루 사기
  • 샌드위치 먹기
  • 형에게 전화하기
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  • 형에게 전화하기 would be more natural
    – nglee
    Jul 18 '17 at 23:36
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    @nglee thanks, I just updated it. Not sure why I left off the -에게. I think I was just trying to be brief in a list. Jul 18 '17 at 23:42
  • Do Koreans use different list formats or punctuation? Jul 21 '17 at 17:56
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    @LanceClark They use numbered or bulleted lists similar to English. Jul 22 '17 at 22:00
  • This is very natural and almost right. But native Koreans don't use a word '비' as the meaning of broom. It can be confused with another homonym 비(rain). So, it would be better to translate broom into '빗자루'.
    – jungyh0218
    Jul 27 '17 at 4:47
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In addition to ryanbrainard's answer, sometimes "-할 것" is also used. It has a stronger feeling: "should do X!"

In this style, the list would be:

  • 비 살 것
  • 샌드위치 먹을 것
  • 형에게 전화할 것
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  • Do Koreans use different list formats or punctuation? Jul 21 '17 at 17:56

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