"좋아한담" "뭐람" Why is it 담 and 람?
Oct 16, 2018 3:07 PM
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-담 and -람 are sentence endings that make a rhetorical question directed to oneself. It's a form of soliloquy. You use it in reaction to something annoying or confusing to express your displeasure, with the tone of "I don't like/understand this.". For example, 1 얘는 왜 저런 사람을 좋아한담 = Hm, I can never understand why she likes a guy like him. 2 이게 뭐람 = 이게 무슨 일이람/꼴이람 = I can't believe this / I don't like this. 3 버스가 왜 이렇게 안 온담 = Why the hell is the bus taking so long to come. 4 이 사람들은 무슨 생각으로 이런 짓을 했담 = What were they thinking to have done something like this. You say 담 when the end of the phrase (except the very last syllable) is a consonant-ending one, and 람 otherwise (as in #2 above)
October 16, 2018
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