-부터

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Particle[edit]

부터 (-buteo)

  1. (generally) Used to show when or where an action or situation started.
    1. Used to illustrate the time that a certain action or situation began or will begin: (start) from; (start) at
      나는 한 시부터 늦게까지 공부했어요.
      Na-neun han si-buteo neutge-kkaji gongbuhaesseoyo.
      I studied (starting) from one o’clock until late.
    2. Used to illustrate the place that a certain action began or will begin: from. Can be used after 에서 (eseo) (ro) also together meaning "from".
      시험은 범위가 15 (십오)쪽부터 56 (오십육)쪽까지예요.
      Siheom-eun beomwi-ga 15 (sibo)-jjok-buteo 56 (osibyuk)-jjok-kkaji-yeyo.
      Speaking of the test, it covers from page 15 to page 56.
      매리가 부산에서부터 열차를 탔어요.
      Maeri-ga Busan-eseo-buteo yeolcha-reul tasseoyo.
      Mary rode the train (starting) from Busan.
    3. Used to illustrate an order of a series of actions.
      부터 씻고 먹어요.
      Son-buteo ssitgo meogeoyo.
      Wash your hands before you eat.
      좋은 음식을 먹고부터는 몸이 좋아졌다.
      Joeun eumsig-eul meokgo-buteoneun mom-i joajyeotda.
      I got fit after eating good foods.
      할 일이 많아서 무엇부터 해야 할지 모르겠어요.
      Hal ir-i manaseo mueot-buteo haeya halji moreugesseoyo.
      I have so much work, I do not know where to start from.

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References[edit]

  • 표준국어대사전 (accessed 2008-02-28), “부터”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], archived from the original on 30 December 2006
  • 백봉자 (2006) 외국인으로서의 한국어 문법 사전, →ISBN, page 325