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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 엇던 (Yale: esten). From 어떻다 (eotteota, “to be how/what”).

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key)[ʌ̹t͈ʌ̹n]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? eotteon
Revised Romanization (translit.)? eotteon
McCune–Reischauer? ŏttŏn
Yale Romanization? etten

DeterminerEdit

어떤 (eotteon) (determiner of 어떻다)

  1. what kind of
  2. some, any
    어떤 것이든 투자에는 위험 요소가 수반된다.
    Eotteon geosideun tuja-eneun wiheom yosoga subandoenda.
    Any investment involves an element of risk.
  3. certain, of a certain kind
    어떤 사물이나 일의 실제 모습이나 상태.
    Eotteon samurina irui silje moseubina sangtae.
    The true nature or state of a certain object or affair.

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