"어젯밤"

Translation:Last night

September 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/LiKenun

This is probably the first word in the Korean tree illustrating 사이시옷. Basically, it is when a is inserted to link two parts of a compound word.

The in this case (어제++) serves as an embedded genitive marker. You can think of it as literally meaning yesterday’s night instead of just yesterday night.

Not even 漢字-derived compound are immune to 사이시옷! Take 숫자, for example. That comes from (), meaning number and (), meaning character.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kemushi_

Thanks, very interesting

September 23, 2017
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