-에

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Korean 에〮/애〮 (Yale: -éy/áy, locative particle), from Old Korean 良中 (*-akuy, *-ahuy, locative particle), compound of (*-a, locative particle) + (*-kuy, locative particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?-e
Revised Romanization (translit.)?e
McCune–Reischauer?e
Yale Romanization?ey

Particle[edit]

(-e)

  1. at
  2. to
    어디 ?Eodi-e ga-yo?Where are you going to?
    저는 종이 사자를 그리고 있어요.Jeoneun jong'ie sajareul geurigo isseoyo.I am painting a lion on a paper.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (-e) is only used on nouns denoting inanimate objects. For nouns denoting animate objects (usually people or animals), 한테 (-hante), 에게 (-ege), or (-ge) is used instead.

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