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오만 가지 수단을 다 쓰다

 

I found this expression in a dictionary.

오만 가지 수단을 다 쓰다
to try every possible means

오만 means "various" or "all kinds", 가지 means "a kind" and 수단 means "means" or "ways".

1) Why isn't it 오만 가지의 수단 ? I feel like it should have "of" in it.

2) If I took 다 out of the above expression, it would mean "to try various possible means (but not all)... 맞아요?


Another similar expression.

온갖 수당을 다 쓰다
to try every possible means

온갖 means "all kinds" or "every possible"

3) Why is 가지 missing from this example?

4) If 온갖 means "every possible", why is 다 necessary in this expression?


Finally, there is this example.

갖가지 종류의 꽃
various kinds of flowers

5) Why are 가지 and 종류 in this together? Don't they mean the same thing?

6) Could I replace 다 with 전부 or 모든 in the first two sentences?


감사합니다! (that was a long question :( )

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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