Korean

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Etymology

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Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ege
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ege
McCune–Reischauer?ege
Yale Romanization?eykey

Particle

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-에게 (-ege)

  1. the dative particle; to
    엄마-에게 전화를 했습니다.
    eomma-ege jeonhwa-reul haetseumnida.
    I called my mother.

Usage notes

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-에게 is the non-honorific form of -께 (-kke). Both are used only with nouns denoting animate objects (usually people or animals). For nouns denoting inanimate objects, -에 (-e) is used instead.