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Character
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE DEO
Code point U+B354
Entity number 더
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Composition +
Dubeolsik input e-j
[U+B353] [U+B355]

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




댸 ←

데 →

Syllable[edit]

‎(deo)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Adverb[edit]

‎(deo)

  1. more; to a greater extent; -er
    이 그림이 색이 밝아요.
    I geurim-i saeg-i deo balgayo.
    This picture is brighter in color.

Etymology 3[edit]

Presumably cognate with the past continuous tense participle marker - (-deon, “-deon”).

Suffix[edit]

‎(-deo-)

  1. a past tense marker, suggesting that the speaker knows it from one's own experience.
    어제 기분 좋아 보이라. 무슨 있어?
    Eoje gibun joa boideora. Museun jo-eun il isseo?
    You looked happy yesterday—did something nice happen?
Usage notes[edit]

The suffix (deo) is directly appended to the stem of a verb, an adjective, or 이다 (ida, “to be”), or the suffix (-si-, honorific), (-eoss-, past tense), or (-gess-, future tense). Only certain suffixes, including - (-ra), - (-nya), - (-ni), -구나 (-guna), and -구려 (-guryeo), follow (deo).

See also[edit]
  • -- (-ri-): a future tense marker