• IPA(key): [putʰʌ̹]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
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부터 (buteo)

  1. (generally) Used to show when or where an action or situation started.
    1. Used to illustrate the time that a certain action or situation began or will begin: (start) from; (start) at
      나는 한 시부터 늦게까지 공부했어요. 
      Naneun han sibuteo neutgekkaji gongbuhaesseoyo.
      I studied (starting) from one o’clock until late.
    2. Used to illustrate the place that a certain action began or will begin: from. Can be used after 에서 (eseo) (ro) also together meaning "from".
      시험은 범위가 15 (십오)쪽부터 56 (오십육)쪽까지예요. 
      Siheomeun beomwiga 15 (sibo)jjokbuteo 56 (osibyuk)jjokkkajiyeyo.
      Speaking of the test, it covers from page 15 to page 56.
      매리가 부산에서부터 열차를 탔어요. 
      Maeriga Busaneseobuteo yeolchareul tasseoyo.
      Mary rode the train (starting) from Busan.
    3. Used to illustrate an order of a series of actions.
      부터 씻고 먹어요. 
      Sonbuteo ssitgo meogeoyo.
      Wash your hands before you eat.
      좋은 음식을 먹고부터는 몸이 좋아졌다. 
      Joeun eumsigeul meokgobuteoneun momi joajyeotda.
      I got fit after eating good foods.
      할 일이 많아서 무엇부터 해야 할지 모르겠어요. 
      Hal iri manaseo mueotbuteo haeya halji moreugesseoyo.
      I have so much work, I do not know where to start from.

See alsoEdit


  • 표준국어대사전 (accessed 2008-02-28), “부터”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], archived from the original on 30 December 2006
  • 백봉자 (2006) 외국인으로서의 한국어 문법 사전, →ISBN Invalid ISBN, page 325