어서

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ʌ̹sʰʌ̹]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? eoseo
Revised Romanization (translit.)? eoseo
McCune–Reischauer? ŏsŏ
Yale Romanization? ese

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 어셔 (esye).

Adverb[edit]

어서 (eoseo)

  1. quickly

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

—어서 (-eoseo)

  1. and then
    아서 봅시다.
    Saraseo bopsida.
    See you alive!
  2. and therefore, because
    아유, 없어서.
    Ayu, eopseoseo mot meokji.
    Aw, he doesn't eat it only when there's nothing.
  3. by; by -ing
    학교? 어서 는데요.
    Hakgyoyo? Georeoseo ganeundeyo.
    School? I go there on foot.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix 아서 (aseo) / 어서 (eoseo) takes the infinitive form.

Synonyms[edit]