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Can I generally use 의 for "noun of noun"?

 

의 is a possessive particle. Can it also be used to mean "something of something"? If so, can it always be used like that?

남자의 차 = man's car = car of man (I wouldn't actually say this in English, but I could)
집의 문 = house's door = door of house (again I wouldn't say this, but could)

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사과들의 가방 = apples' bag (wouldn't say) = bag of apples (I would say this)
개들의 그룹 = dogs' pack (wouldn't say) = pack of dogs (would say)


Is this the right way to say "noun of noun" or is there another way?

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    '의' is used to show the relationship between two nouns like "of" in English, '의 makes the preceding noun modify the following noun.

    남자의 차 O
    집의 문 O

    사과들의 가방 X
    사과(가 들어 있는) 가방, a bag having apples. 사과 가방
    책(이 들어 있는) 가방, a bag having books. 책 가방

    개들의 그룹 O, you can say 개의 무리(a flock). 개의 떼
    한 무리의 들개가(or 들개의 한무리가) 그 양을 공격했다.
    A flock of wild dogs attacked the sheep.


    However, '의' is not a almighty super tool.

    you can refer to following link.
    http://krdic.naver.com/detail.nhn?docid=30206300

    http://www.learnkoreanlp.com/2006/12/possessive-forms.html
    this website might help you understand..

    사과들의 가방 sounds weird because it means the bag is owned by apples..
    so you should say 사과 한 봉지 (a bag of apples)

    Also, it's better to say 개떼들 instead of 개들의 그룹

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