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This study examined 10 Korean children's expressions of the mental states of desires and beliefs by analyzing mental state verbs as well as modal expressions in Korean production data. Mental expressions of desires and beliefs increased with increasing age. Two transition points of desires and beliefs were found in the data. First, belief expressions were less frequently produced than expressions of desires between 23 to 32 months. Second, belief expressions were much the same as desire expressions from 33 to 44 months. Finally, belief expressions were more frequently produced than desire expressions between 45 to 76 months. The authors suggest that these developmental transitions represent a conceptual change in understanding of mental states as proposed by Wellman (1990).