Christa
한국말로 Something has changed이 뭐예요? I am trying to find a way to say, "Something changed while I was sleeping," but there are so many ways to say "something" and "to change" in Korean that I can't find what I need. In this sentence, "something" is not an actual thing. It's more like a feeling. Like if you look at a person and say, " Something about him is different."Here is my attempt: 자는 동안에 아무것이 변했어.ㅋㅋㅋㅋ "아무것이" 털렸어요. 미안해요.
Feb 8, 2016 7:07 PM
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"Something has changed while I was sleeping" => 자는 동안에 무언가(가) 변했어 / 무엇인가 달라졌어. 아무것 is "anything", as in 뭐 먹고 싶어? / 아무거나 줘요 (Give me anything). A simple rule is: something: 무엇, anything: 아무것, everything: 모든 것, nothing: (no matching word - 아무것도..아닌..). 무엇 means "what" in questions, and "something" otherwise. When emphasizing the "unknown" nature, the "~인가" suffix is often added(무엇인가, 어딘가, 어디선가, 누군가). So there are a few variations centered around 무엇 (what; something). - 무엇인가 -> 무언가 -> 뭔가: emphasizes it is not definable. - 무엇인지 -> 무언지 -> 뭔지: (similar) - 그 무언가: "that something" - another way to emphasize it. Here's an example usage of 무언가 (from a song): - 어딘가 있을 무언가를 아직 찾고 있다 했지. => I said I was still searching for that something (that must be) somewhere.
February 8, 2016
"아무것이" 털렸어요 -> '아무것이'가 틀렸어요. 털리다 is a passive of 털다(dust; shake off / rob someone of money, valuables, etc), unrelated to 틀리다 (be wrong).
February 8, 2016
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Christa
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English, Korean
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Korean