Decoded Slug: ~뿐이다 [ppunida] (Only, just)

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~뿐이다 [ppunida] (Only, just)

~뿐이다 [ppunida] (Only, just)

Short explanation:

Used to indicate 'only', 'just'.


Noun + 뿐이다


지금 가진 돈은 오천 원뿐이다. 그래서 먹을 것을 사기엔 부족하다.
Jigeum gajin doneun ocheon wonppunida. Geuraeseo meogeul geoseul sagien bujokhada.
All I have now is five thousand won. So it's not enough to buy something to eat.
나는 친구가 너뿐이다. 그래서 네가 나를 도와주지 않으면 큰일나다.
Naneun chinguga neoppunida. Geuraeseo nega nareul dowajueo anheumyeon keunilnada.
You are my only friend. So if you don't help me, I'm in big trouble.
방 안에는 텔레비전뿐이다. 다른 가구는 아무것도 없다.
Bang aneneun tellebijeonppunida. Dareun gaguneun amugeotdo eopda.
There is only a television in the room. There are no other furniture.
제 친구 중에서 누나는 제가 할 수 있는 얘기를 들어줄 수 있을 사람은 나뿐이다.
Je chingu jungeseo nuna neun jega hal su issneun yaegireul deureojul su isseul sarameun nappunida.
Among my friends, only I can listen to the stories my elder sister can tell.

Long explanation:

'~뿐이다 [ppunida]' is a phrase used in Korean to express a sense of exclusivity, akin to 'only' or 'just' in English. It is generally used to describe that there is only the mentioned subject or object, emphasizing its presence by excluding everything else. It is used in situations where you want to emphasize the limit, scarcity, or singularity of the mentioned subject.

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