Decoded Slug: 뿐 [ppun] (Only)

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뿐 [ppun] (Only)

뿐 [ppun] (Only)

Short explanation:

Used to express that 'only' a certain thing is the case.


Noun + 뿐


우리 집에는 고양이 두 마리 뿐이에요, 다른 애완동물은 없어요.
Uri jibeun goyangi du mari ppunieyo, dareun aewandongmuleun eopseoyo.
There are only two cats in our house, there are no other pets.
주말에는 집에서 휴식하는 것 뿐이지, 특별한 일정은 없어요.
Jumaleneun jibeseo hyusikhaneun geot ppuniji, teukbyeolhan iljeongeun eopseoyo.
On weekends, I only rest at home, I have no special schedule.
저는 커피 뿐 아니라 차도 좋아해요.
Jeoneun keopi ppun anira chado joahaeyo.
I like not only coffee but also tea.
그리고 이것이 저의 한계입니다, 더 이상 할 수 있는 것은 없습니다, 저는 최선을 다 했을 뿐입니다.
Geurigo igeosi jeoui hangyeipnida, deo isang hal su issneun geoseun eopseumnida, jeoneun choeseoneul da haesseul ppunimnida.
And this is my limit, there is nothing more I can do, I have done my best only.

Long explanation:

'뿐 [ppun]' is a postposition used in Korean to indicate that 'only' the mentioned subject or object is the case. Slightly similar to '밖에 [bakke]', however, '뿐' is used in positive sentences to show that 'only' the condition stated is true or valid and it doesn't require a negative verb in the sentence. It helps stress the paucity, singleton or exclusiveness of something.

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