Particle 와/과 and 하고 for Connecting Nouns
To study this grammar point, please make sure you understand the following:
Particle 하고 means and to connect two or more nouns. Notice that only nouns (but not phrases) can be connected by 하고.
하고 is more commonly used in the spoken language, and 와/과 are more commonly used in written form.
- Use 와 for words ending with vowel
- Use 과 for words ending with consonant
Attention: the choice of 와/과 is an exception to Consonant-Vowel Sequence in Spoken Korean.