거의

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [kʌ̹ɰi]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR geoui
RR (translit.) geoui
MC kŏŭi
Yale keuy

Adverb[edit]

거의 (geoui)

  1. almost, nearly
    거의 여섯시야.
    Geoui yeoseotsiya.
    It's almost six o'clock.
    그녀는 지갑에 돈이 거의 남지 않았다.
    Geunyeo-neun jigap-e don-i geoui namji anatda.
    She had little money left in her purse.

Usage notes[edit]

When particle "-은"(eun), topic marker is attached to the original subject, this adverb is mostly used with subjective particle "-가/이" as if it is noun. For example:

  1. 나무들이 거의 꽃으로 뒤덮여 있다.
    Namudeul-i geoui kkot-euro dwideopyeo itda.
    Trees are almost covered with blossoms.
    나무들은 거의가 꽃으로 뒤덮여 있다.
    Namu-deul-eun geouiga kkot-euro dwideopyeo itda.
    The trees are almost covered with blossoms.

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