거의

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key)[kʌ̹ɰi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? geoui
Revised Romanization (translit.)? geoui
McCune–Reischauer? kŏŭi
Yale Romanization? keuy

Adverb[edit]

거의 (geoui)

  1. almost, nearly
    거의 여섯시야. 
    Geoui yeoseotsiya.
    It's almost six o'clock.
    그녀는 지갑에 돈이 거의 남지 않았다. 
    Geunyeoneun jigabe doni geoui namji anatda.
    She had little money left in her purse.
    • 에세이에서 백퍼센트(100%)를 얻는다는 것은 거의 불가능하다. 
      Eseieseo baekpeosenteu(100%)reul eonneundaneun geoseun geoui bulganeunghada.
      It's practically impossible to get 100% on the essay.

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. 
    Namudeuri geoui kkocheuro dwideopyeo itda.
    Trees are almost covered with blossoms.
    나무들은 거의가 꽃으로 뒤덮여 있다. 
    Namudeureun geouiga kkocheuro dwideopyeo itda.
    The trees are almost covered with blossoms.

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