어떤

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ʌ̹t͈ʌ̹n]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? eotteon
Revised Romanization (translit.)? eotteon
McCune–Reischauer? ŏttŏn
Yale Romanization? etten

Determiner[edit]

어떤 (eotteon) (determiner of 어떻다)

  1. what kind of
  2. some, any
  3. certain, of a certain kind
    어떤 사물이나 일의 실제 모습이나 상태.
    Eotteon samurina irui silje moseubina sangtae.
    The true nature or state of a certain object or affair.

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