-부터 time, location point marker
August 22, 2009 by tailieutienghan
-부터 (-buteo) is a particle which marks a point in time or a certain location in which a certain action starts. It can be translated as “from,” “since,” or “starting from.”
When used location words it is typically followed by another location word and the particle 까지 (kkaji), the time/location point marker. 부터 (buteo) marks a place where a movement has started, and the other particle 까지 (kkaji) marks where are movement has ended.
Time word / Location word + 부터
어제 (eoje) – yesterday
어제 + 부터 = 어제부터 (eojebuteo) – Since yesterday
어제부터 피곤했어. (eojebuteo pigonhaesseo.)
I was tired since yesterday.
학교 (hakgyo) – school
학교 + 부터 = 학교부터 (hakgyobuteo) – starting from school
학교부터 집까지 걸었어. (hakgyo-buteo jip-kkaji georeosseo.)
I walked from school to home.
1.2 시부터 일했어. (du si-buteo ilhaesseo.)
I worked since 2 o'clock.
2.집부터 회사까지 자전거 탔어요. (jip-buteo hoesa-kkaji jajeongeo tasseoyo.)
I rode a bicycle from home to the office.
까지 – time/location marking particle.
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