어떤

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 엇던 (Yale: esten). From 어떻다 (eotteota, “to be how/what”).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ʌ̹t͈ʌ̹n]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR eotteon
RR (translit.) eotteon
MC ŏttŏn
Yale etten

Determiner[edit]

어떤 (eotteon) (determiner of 어떻다)

  1. some, any
  2. certain, of a certain kind

Synonyms[edit]