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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of 든지 (deunji).

Particle[edit]

(deun)

  1. (semantic marker) Used for enumeration, suggests that which one is selected does not matter.
    걸어 뛰어 시간 .
    Georeoseodeun ttwieoseodeun je sigane wara.
    Just be in time whether by walking or by running - I don't care what you choose.

Inflectional suffix[edit]

(deun)

  1. Used for enumeration, suggests that anything mentioned can be selected.
    노래 부르든 추든 마음대로 .
    Noraereul bureudeun chumeul chudeun ma-eumdaero hae.
    Do as you please; you can sing or dance.
    어느 ... 든
    whichever...
    E.g. 어느 입든eoneu oseul ipdeun ― whichever clothing you wear
    어디 ... 든
    wherever...
    E.g. 어디 가든eodireul gadeun ― wherever you go
    무엇 ... 든
    whatever...
    E.g. 무엇 먹든mueoseul meokdeun ― whatever you eat