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Particle 와/과 and 하고 for Being Together

To study this grammar point, please make sure you understand the following:

Particle 하고 means with when it is used with a noun to indicate being together.

어머니하고 병원에 갔어요.
I went to hospital with my mother.

하고 is more commonly used in the spoken language, and / are more commonly used in written form.

  • Use for words ending with vowel
  • Use for words ending with consonant

Attention: the choice of 와/과 is an exception to Consonant-Vowel Sequence in Spoken Korean.