KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 너무 (Yale: nèmwù), from Middle Korean 넘〯— (Yale: něm, "to surpass", whence modern 넘다 (neomda)) + (Yale: -wu, adverb-deriving suffix), but now perceived as a single morpheme.

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [nʌ̹mu]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?neomu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?neomu
McCune–Reischauer?nŏmu
Yale Romanization?nemu

AdverbEdit

너무 (neomu)

  1. (in negative contexts) too, excessively
  2. (in positive contexts) so, very, extremely