제일

KoreanEdit

AdverbEdit

제일 (jeil) (hanja 第一)

  1. number one; the first or primary
  2. (by extension) most; -est
    (forms superlatives of adjectives)
    • 그 사전은 제일 좋아요.
      Geu sajeoneun jeil johayo.
      This dictionary is the best.

See alsoEdit

Usage notesEdit

The most common use of this is in front of an adjective or adjectival phrase, to denote superlativity.

A 2007 decision by the Patent Court of Korea found that while the superlative sense of 제일 is not distinctive, the use of 제일 in front of a noun is distinctive and can be protected by trademark. [1]

Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 09:27