중에(서) among, out of
August 25, 2009 by tailieutienghan
This grammatical structure is used to identify a specific noun from a group noun of the same noun. The larger group should be the same kind of noun as the noun that is being specified. It is translated as “among.” What follows after this group noun is the identifying clause (i.e. smartest person, someone who knows about computers, the worst singer, etc.).
(Group Noun)중에서 (identifying clause). – (identifying clause) among (group noun)
학교 (hakgyo) – school (group noun)
재일 잘 싸우는 사람 – best fighter (identifying clause)
학교 중에 제일 잘 싸우는 사람이 윤길이에요. – The best fighter in the whole school (among the school students) is Yungil
1.아는 사람들 중에서 [among the people (you) know]
아는 사람들 중에서 히철은 제일 착해요.
Hicheol is the kindest out of all the people I know.
2.이 중에서 (among these, among them)
이 중에서 하나 골라.
Choose one out of these (among these).
3.나라들 중에서 (among countries, out of all the countries)
나라들 중에서 한국이 김치를 제일 많이 먹죠.
Korea eats the most kimchi among all the countries.
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