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KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Short for 든지 (-deunji).

SuffixEdit

(-deun)

  1. no matter whether, -ever; used to suggest various options that make no difference in the end.
    어느 eoneu os-eul ipdeunwhichever clothes you wear
    어디 eodi-reul gadeunwherever you go
    무엇 mueos-eul meokdeunwhatever you eat
    걸어서 뛰어서 시간 와라.
    Georeoseo-deun ttwieoseo-deun je sigan-e wara.
    Just be in time, no matter whether you walk or run.
    검은 고양이 고양이 잡는 먼저.
    Geomeun goyang'i-deun huin goyang'i-deun jwi-reul jal jamneun ge meonjeo-ji.
    No matter whether it's a black cat or a white one, what comes first is that it catches mice well.
    배부르면 됐지.
    Bab-i-deun ppang-i-deun bae-bureumyeon dwaetji.
    Whether it's rice or bread, it's all good if it makes you full.
    노래 부르 마음대로 .
    Norae-reul bureudeun chum-eul chudeun ma'eum-daero hae.
    Do as you please; you can sing or dance.

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

(-deun)

  1. Nonstandard form of (-deon).