무엇

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Korean[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in speech) (mwo)

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “The etymon appears to be a compound of MK 므슴 ‎(meuseum), modern 무슨 ‎(museun), + ‎(geot).”

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 므스것 (Yale: musukes).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

무엇 ‎(mueot)

  1. (interrogative pronoun) what - used in questions
    이게 예요?
    Ige mwoyeyo?
    What is this?
    라고 했어요?
    Mworago haesseoyo?
    What did [you] say?
  2. something, anything

See also[edit]

As object: