-처럼

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Sohak eonhae (小學諺解 / 소학언해), 1586, as Middle Korean 톄로 (Yale: thyeylwo). From Sino-Korean (, tye, “manner, way”) and the postposition (-ro, in ..., by ...).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?-cheoreom
Revised Romanization (translit.)?cheoleom
McCune–Reischauer?ch'ŏrŏm
Yale Romanization?chelem

ParticleEdit

처럼 (-cheoreom)

  1. like, as, as if
    이전처럼ijeon-cheoreomlike before
    형제처럼hyeongje-cheoreomlike brothers
    개미처럼 부지런하다gaemi-cheoreom bujireonhadaas hardworking as an ant
    내일 죽을 처럼 살아라.
    Naeil jugeul geot-cheoreom sarara.
    Live as if you will die tomorrow.
    나비처럼 날아서 처럼 쏘다
    nabi-cheoreom naraseo beol-cheoreom ssoda
    to fly like a butterfly, to sting like a bee