Grammar [Grammar] ~고자 By vancewong - February 4, 2017 0 6517 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ~고자 (~go-ja) – so as to… (someone) did something This is quite similar to ~(으)려고, ~(으)러 and ~도록, we would verbs before and after these grammar particles. You can look at the second action after ~고자 to be the explanation/justification for the first action. Examples: 난 집에 근처 있는 똑볶이집으로 똑볶이를 먹고자 갔어. I went to the rice cake shop near my house so as to eat spicy rice cakes. 선생님은 우리 학생들이 잘 이해하고자 진짜 열심히 가르쳐 주셔서 너무 감동했어. The teacher is very hardworking in teaching us so as to help us students understand it well so it was really touching.