누구

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as  (Yale: nwu). Found in 17th-century sources as 누고 (nukwo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

누구 (nugu)

  1. who

Usage notes[edit]

  • When a subject particle (ga) is attached, a form 누가 (nuga) should be used instead of 누구가 (nuguga), e.g. 누가 집에 있어요? (Nuga jib-e isseoyo?) - "Who is at home?"