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EtymologyEdit

From 쓰— (sseu-, “to use”) + (-l, prospective ending) + unknown element (mo).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[s͈ɯɭmo̞]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? sseulmo
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sseulmo
McCune–Reischauer? ssŭlmo
Yale Romanization? ssulmo

NounEdit

쓸모 (sseulmo)

  1. use
    쓸모가 있다sseulmoga itdabe useful; be of use
    쓸모가 없다sseulmoga eopdabe useless; be of no use
    하찮은 것도 제각기 쓸모가 있다.
    Hachaneun geotdo jegakgi sseulmoga itda.
    Every little bit helps.

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