Decoded Slug: ~쯤 [jjeum] (Around, about)

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~쯤 [jjeum] (Around, about)

~쯤 [jjeum] (Around, about)

Short explanation:

Used to indicate approximation; 'around', 'about'.


Noun (relating to number, quantity, or time) + 쯤


시험이 어렵기 때문에 공부를 하루에 3시간쯤은 해야 해요.
Siheom-i eoryeobgikkaji, gongbu-chingchaneuro 3si-gan-jjeum-eun haeya ha-yo.
Because the exam is difficult, you have to study about 3 hours a day.
저희 집에서 버스로 가면 약 20분쯤 걸릴 것 같아요.
Jeohui jipeseo beoseuro gamyeon yak 20bunjjeum geollil geot gatayo.
It seems like it will take about 20 minutes to get there by bus from my house.
오늘 날씨가 더워서 온도가 30도쯤 될 것 같아요.
Oneul nalssiga deowoseo ondogu 30dojjeum doel geot gatayo.
Since the weather is hot today, I think the temperature will be around 30 degrees.
그 책을 읽으려면 한주 정도쯤 걸릴 것 같아요.
Geu chaekeul ilgeuryeomyeon hanju jeongdojjeum geollil geot gatayo.
I think it will take about a week to read that book.

Long explanation:

'쯤 [jjeum]' is a suffixed particle used in Korean to demonstrate approximation or estimated range. It is often used when the speaker is not sure of the exact amount, time, or degree but gives an approximate idea. It can be compared to the English equivalent of 'around' or 'about' and is used in a variety of contexts to loosely define a quantity, time, or degree without stating an exact value.

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