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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Korean ᄭᅮᆷ ‎(skwum), substantive form of ᄭᅮ다 ‎(skwuta, to dream). Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(kkum)

  1. dream
    인가, 현실인가.
    Kkum-in-ga, hyeonsir-in-ga.
    Is it a dream, or is it real?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like all Korean nouns, this word is frequently followed by one or more particles. For example:
    • (kkumeun, “kkumeun”) indicates that this word is the topic of the phrase.
    • (kkumi, “kkumi”) indicates that this word is is the subject of the phrase.
    • (kkumeul, “kkumeul”) indicates that this word is the direct object of the phrase.
    • (kkumgwa, “kkumgwa”) indicates a meaning such as "and" or "with regard to".

Related terms[edit]

  • 꾸다 (kkuda, “to dream”)

Derived terms[edit]

  • 개꿈 (gaekkum, “meaningless dream”)
  • 꿈꾸다 (kkumkkuda, “to have a dream”)

See also[edit]

  • (jam, “sleep”)